Coloring the Page: Green

And we’re back with another installment of one of my favorite writing tools — a descriptive kaleidoscope of color synonyms created by a gentleman who is blind but had his sight until he was 11. Today’s spin of the color wheel focuses on GREEN!

Apple Green: A moderate or vivid yellow green to light or strong yellowish green
Alpine Green: A fresh bright green
Bottle Green: Light to moderate green
Celery Green: A pale green
Chartreuse: A strong to brilliant greenish yellow to moderate or strong yellow green
Cyan: Greenish blue
Electric Green: Metallic illuminating bright green
Emerald: A strong vibrant green
Evergreen: Fresh dark green
Forrest Green: Brighter than Evergreen, but still fresh like foliage
Hunter Green: Dark green,  bordering on black
Jade: A pale variant of Emerald
Kelly Green: A bright green leaning toward yellowish
Khaki Green: Olive green
Lime: Yellow green
Metallic Green: Silvery, or somewhat reflective green
Mint Green: Pale to light green
Moss Green: A moderate yellow green to grayish or moderate olive, or dark yellowish green
Olive: A yellowish green where green is still the dominant color
Pea Green: Moderate to dark green
Pine Green: A fresh dark green
Sea Green: Greenish blue
Spring Green: Fresh new light to medium green
Teal: Moderate bluish green to greenish blue
Turtle Shell Green: Light to dark green

In case you missed them, check out the earlier entries for “Red” and “Blue.”


  1. The word "chartreuse" looks awesome! It's one to remember.

  2. that's an awesome description of colour there xx

  3. Wow, I've never thought of how many types of green there actually is. When I write description I just write green, you know, I always thought that covered it, but not anymore. This is pretty awesome.
    I've left you a little gift over on my blog, check it out, :)