I may not love chartreuse as much as Gerrie does, but it is one of my favorite colors. When she stated it was her favorite neutral, I knew exactly what she meant -- it plays well with others.
I also thought about Rene Magritte's painting, "This is not a pipe." But there's a pipe. It's a painting of a pipe!
So, while chartreuse isn't actually a neutral (how wonderfully audacious to call such an intense and unique color a "neutral"), it does act like a neutral.
So here is my chartreuse (beautifully hand dyed by my local friend Joan) playing well with other colors, as a neutral should.