Using Green Colors in Business Cards
Green is one of the most aesthetically pleasing colors to use in creating color business card. It's the color that means "GO" and is predominant color of nature. Green encompasses and incredible range of saturations and hues...from lime to fluorescent to generic green...then evergreen and hunter green being almost black. it is perhaps the most versatile color to put on a business card. Yes, green is very much a love/hate color and many can't stand it. Perhaps a leftover feeling from some of the unpleasant pea-soup greens from the early/mid 1970s...perhaps the most visually unappealing color in the entire color spectrum. The hues/saturations can be adjusted to create a visually appealing shade of green on business cards. Pantone has some great palettes, including multiple shades of hexachrome green.
Lime green is a funky color that can be placed on the business card...it's fun a frivolous. Dark evergreen is highly professional...as is hunter green. The generic green color is neutral and can be used for a multiple of purposes. Off color pastel is a color that also has a multitude of purposes and the hue/saturation can be adjusted on the business card.
The graphic below shows some of the colors and their hue/saturation and tints. Notice the colors getting lighter as the tint decrease. The left is almost aqua. The center is generic green and the right is hunter green. These were pulled from the Pantone color uncoated, non-pastel swatch.