Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Views of Summer and the Colour Green

Spotted climbing over a wooden fence while walking past... Photography by me, robin

I found this great PAGE on the colour green... and slowly fell in love all over again... with a colour

All About the Color Green

   GREEN: Our reaction to color is almost instantaneous and has a profound impact on the choices we make everyday.

Below is a look at general responses to the color green based on research, historical significance of color and word association studies. Different cultures react to colors differently.

In addition to what is below on my site Sensational Color I have three sections that expand upon this information:

Meaning, symbolism, and psychology of color or colourColor Meaning, Symbolism & Psychology

Meaning, symbolism, and psychology of color or colourColorful Phrases & Their Meaning

Meaning, symbolism, and psychology of color or colourColor Around the World

Meaning & Symbolism of the Color Green

Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is second only to blue as a favorite color.

Green is the pervasive color in the natural world that is an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere.

The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology.

However, there is an "institutional" side to green, associated with illness or Government-issued that conjure up negative emotions as do the "slimy" or bilious greens.

The Effects of the Color Green

How the color green affects us physically and mentally
  • Soothing
  • Relaxing mentally as well as physically
  • Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety
  • Offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony

Green: The Color of the Heart Chakra

The Colors of the ChakrasGreen is the color of the Heart Chakra, also known as Anahata. This chakra is located at the center of the chest area. This chakra is linked to the heart, lungs, circulatory system, cardiac plexus, and the complete chest area.

The Heart Chakra bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds. Opening the Heart Chakra allows a person to love more, empathize, and feel compassion.

Gemstones that will aid the Heart Chakra include jade and malachite.

Meaning, symbolism, and psychology of the Chakra colorsMore About Chakra Colors...

Green Around the World

In several religions, green is the color associated with resurrection and regeneration.

In Ghardaia and other parts of M'zab, houses painted in green indicate that the inhabitants have made a pilgrimage to Mecca.

Green, blue-green, and blue are sacred colors in Iran where they symbolize paradise.

As the emblematic color of Ireland, green represents the vast green hillside as well as Ireland's patron saint, St, Patrick

In China, jade stones represent virtue and beauty.

Colour around the worldMore About Color Around the World...

Fun Facts About the Color Green

In auto racing a green flag signals the start or resumption of a race.

The color green signifies mystical or magical properties in the stories of King Arthur.

The ecological supporters adopted green as the color to represent their movement.

Green is the color used for night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive and able to discern the most shades in that color.

Bright Green is the color of the astrological sign Cancer.

Interesting Information and Fun Facts About GreenMore Fun Facts About This Color...

Quotes About the Color Green

"Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches." --Federico García Lorca, Spanish Poet and Playwright, 1898-1936, "Romance Sonámbulo"

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." --Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish Poet and Playwright, 1600-1681

"He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sig of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals." --Oscar Wilde, Irish Playwright, Novelist, Poet, Short Story Writer and Freemason, 1854-1900, "Pen, Pencil and Poison," Fortnightly Review (London, January 1889)

"Absolute green is the most restful color, lacking any undertone of joy, grief, or passion. On exhausted men this restfulness has a beneficial effect, but after a time it becomes tedious." --Wassily Kandinsky. Russian-born French Expressionist Painter, 1866-1944

"Green represents the dead image of life." --Rudolf Steiner, Austrian Philosopher, Literary Scholar, Architect, Playwright, Educator, Social Thinker and Esotericist, 1861-1925

Quotes & sayings about color or colourSee All Quotes About Color...

Colorful Phrases: Green

Get the green light: get approval to move ahead or proceed with a project or task.

Green corn: the young tender ears of Indian corn

Green thumb (US) or Green fingers (UK): an unusual ability to make plants grow

Green room: a room (as in a theater or studio) where performers can relax before or after appearances

Greenback: a legal-tender note issued by the United States government

Greener pastures: - something newer or better (or perceived to be better), such as a new job

Green with envy: jealous or envious. More on the "green-eyed monster"

Greenhorn: novice, trainee, beginner. See why

Green around the gills: marked by a pale, sickly, or nauseated appearance

Turn green: to look pale and ill as if you are going to vomit

Going green: when someone or something makes changes to help protect the environment, or reduce waste or pollution

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