The color inspiration series continues in hopes to give you ideas for what to wear for this year’s family photos. In case you missed them, I have already focused on blues and reds. This time we are tackling greens, from those deep earth tones to the brighter mints and teals. Of course, as a base keep these tips on what to wear for family photos as you plan any family outfits for your pictures.

Something to note before we dive into what pairs well with green, greens can be tricky to match. Like red, differences in the shade (even a teal to a teal or mint and mint) can make things look off. It is also a more difficult color to come by and not as common, as I really noticed when going through galleries looking for examples of families wearing green! However, as you will see, green is so beautiful and can really add to your family photos this year.

Think about the time of year before selecting a shade of green.

This tip applies to any color really, however, the time of year does matter with green. The lighter and brighter shades can clash with the gorgeous colors of fall. On the flip side, deep earth tones in spring may feel “heavy” in the spring and summer. Throughout this article I will make note of the best seasons for each color pairing.

Olive Green with mustard yellow.

I love this pairing. It became more popular last year and for good reason. The deep earth tones of olive go beautifully with the colors of fall, while the mustard adds a bright pop of color.

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Olive Green with Navy

Another beautiful fall pairing of olive green and navy. The colors compliment each other well, and add a cozy feeling to any photo. They also allow you to stand out against the yellows and oranges of fall. And you can even add in a pop of yellow like this family did with their little girl’s rain boots!

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Green with maroon (and pinks)

This is not a pairing I would have come up with on my own. But this family NAILED it. I love how mom’s floral dress served as the color palette for their outfits. The deep maroon was a great fall color with the green, going well in the brown fields, against fall foliage, and against the river rock.

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Kelly Green with Navy

Kelly green with navy is one of my favorite color combinations. However, kelly green is super tricky to match. I suggest having greens together when shopping or going through closets because there is a wide range in the color and this is one that does not look good if the shades of green are off.

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Teal with Navy

Okay, this may sound like it’s cheating a bit. Teal could be considered green or blue, depending on the shade. But either way, teal pairs beautifully with navy. Both colors are deep, but the teal adds a little brightness for a family shoot. This is also a pairing that I think works well year round, but especially in fall. Stand out against the reds and yellows with these blue/green tones. And of course, brighten up your family a little by adding in whites/creams, too.

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Mint green with navy and coral

My last pairing is great for spring and summer as it is bright and light feeling. Mint green and coral pair beautifully and look great broken up with some neutrals like grey and/or white. This is perfect for a summer evening by the river for family photos!

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What colors will you choose?

I hope you’ve found some inspiration for this year’s family photos. Maybe it is time to mix it up and add in some green this year! Now that you’ve picked your colors, make sure you get your session booked!

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