Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wednesday's color is green


Green is my favorite color and has been since I was a child. I had this one green dress that I loved when I was in the fifth grade that I wore so much that kids started making fun of me and called me greenie. I quit wearing it so much but I still love the color.

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.

Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a 'greenhorn' is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic.

Use green to indicate safety when advertising drugs and medical products. Green is directly related to nature, so you can use it to promote 'green' products. Dull, darker green is commonly associated with money, the financial world, banking, and Wall Street.

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.
Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.
Olive green is the traditional color of peace.

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Here's my Wednesday's take on green.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i197/debmac52/DSC_0007.jpg

Marfa said...

I'm loving your color a day posts...

Amy L said...

Sorry I am late to the party, but life has been getting in the way this week!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27104402@N07/2664664319/

lizness said...

This is so cool Detta (and congratulations Debbie) -- love the photos and collections of colors. AWESOME!

Marilyn said...

I update mine today, with green! Loving all the ones I am seeing!

Suppenhuhn said...

Love the colours a day... Here's my attempt on green: http://www.huehner-punkt.de/scrap/green.jpg