Chartreuse is a 50:50 mixture of bright green and yellow and the French liquor made by Cathusian monks give its name to the color.
Not many are daring enough to use chartreuse in a room. It's BIG color so you don't need much to make a BIG statement.
I think it's a great color when balanced with the right color combination. It can be combined with turquoise, pink and other vibrant colors to create a bright, cheerful ambiance. If you want to make a trend-setting statement, my recommendation is pairing it with grey, the biggest color forecasted for 2011.
Stay tuned for great ways to use chartreuse this week. It's going to be exciting!