Spoiler alert: it includes lime green. You may not have heard of Chartreuse, but we bet you’ve heard of and own an item in lime green. A bold color, between yellow and green, and verging on neon, it’s been very popular the past few seasons. But did you know that lime green is actually a shade of chartreuse?
Today we want to dive in a bit more into one of our favorite colors. Chartreuse is often called by one of its shades: apple green, lime green, light grass green, light green with a tinge of yellow and mellow yellow.
It is a mix of warm and cool colors The greener shades of chartreuse have a fresh, springtime feel, and can be a bit '60s retro. Its name comes from the similarity to the color of a French liqueur, Chartreuse. There are two different varieties of Chartreuse liqueur: yellow and green. Both are made from herbs and plants which are steeped in alcohol.