• Heidi Westum Kjerngard

The Color Green

Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment. (from https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-green/ )

I used to not like the color green, do not know why, but I hardly had anything green until I bought some kitchen towels in different shades of green.


The color green has healing power and is understood to be the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view. Green can help enhance vision, stability and endurance. Green takes up more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and it is the dominant color in the natural. It is a natural choice in interior design as an ideal background or backdrop because we as humans are so used to seeing it everywhere (from https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-green/ )


With the color green’s association with renewal, growth, and hope, often green stands for both a lack of experience and need for growth. Green also stands for new growth and rebirth, common in the spring season when all of the plants are coming back to life with fresh growth and life after the cold winter months. (from https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-green/ )


The color green affects us physically and mentally in several different ways. Green is soothing, relaxing, and youthful. Green is a color that helps alleviate anxiety, depression, and nervousness. Green also brings with it a sense of hope, health, adventure, and renewal, as well as self-control, compassion, and harmony.The green color is often used to indicate safety in the advertising of drugs and medical products. Green is directly related to nature and energy, so it is also commonly used to represent and promote ‘green’ products. (from https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-green/ )


Different shades, tints, and hues of green have different meanings. For example, dark green represents greed, ambition, and wealth, while yellow-green stands for sickness, jealousy, and cowardice, and olive green represents the traditional color of peace. ( from https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-green/ )




Additional words that represent different shades, tints, and values of the color green: emerald, sea green, sea foam, olive, olive drab, pea green, grass green, apple, mint, forest, lawn green, lime, spring green, leaf green, aquamarine, beryl, chartreuse, fir, kelly green, pine, moss, jade, sage, yellow-green, sap, viridian. (from https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-green/ )



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