The Symbolism Of Midnight Forest: Color Swatches For The Soul - Darn Good Yarn

The Symbolism Of Midnight Forest: Color Swatches For The Soul

Written by Michaela MacBlake Matthews

Welcome back to another edition of Color Swatches For The Soul, where we are taking a closer look at the symbolism of shades, and how to set the mood for your craft projects, fashion, and lifestyle with color psychology! Today we’re looking at Midnight Forest.

Midnight forest colored symbols: A woman's face, a vine, a book, a ball of yarn, and a pair of high heels next to a color swatch background.

The Green Family

In color psychology, greens represent health, life, and prosperity! They are the most abundant hue in nature, and are often used in all things eco-friendly and nutritious. As a mixture of joyful yellow and thinking blue, green symbolizes taking the well-thought-out path to long term happiness, and finding a pleasant balance in the long term.

How Midnight Forest Sets The Mood

Midnight Forest is a dark and desaturated shade of green. It appears more saturated to the eye due to its dark tone, but is actually quite greyed down from full green! This shade carries the essence of a deep journey into the unknown, unraveling the magic and mysteries of life in a healthy, balanced way. Much like a walk through the woods at night, this color moves in anticipation, and watches details closely.

A midnight forest green ball of yarn above two open hands, surrounded by the color wheel.

How To Use Midnight Forest In Your Craft Projects

Midnight Forest is best used in large projects, including sweaters, blankets, and even rugs. The deep thinking bluish hue combined with the unknown of black prefers to be expansive, while the yellow tint brings joy and reward to its use of space.

Handmade gifts made with Midnight Forest can easily feel ancient or nostalgic, and this makes it a wonderful color for lifelong friendships, close family, and others who you have grown with over time.

A woman's face on a white frame with a midnight forest colored background and several sparkling color wheels.

Color Palettes For Midnight Forest

Midnight Forest is a shade of green best used in complex repeating patterns, such as a cable knit design or a variety of stripes in similar shades. It can also take well to glowing effects, or flecks of brighter colors that resemble fireflies.

In simple patterns, Midnight Forest goes well with dusty pinks, browns, and deep blues. Carefully chosen burnt oranges can work well, too, as long as they are balanced accents!

Use Midnight Forest when you want a deep-rooted connection to your history.

If you can feel it, there’s a color for it!

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Meet the Author

Close up of the author, Michaela Matthews wearing red lipstick and a poofy red scarf with white flower arrangement in background.

"Mac" is on the Lifestyle Team here at Darn Good Yarn, and loves taking a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to creative therapy. She is certified in neuro-linguistic programming, and is also the surreal artist and author behind Surrealismac.