Color: Green

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“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” — Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Green is a secondary color. It is made by mixing equal amounts of two primary colors together. The two primary colors are blue and yellow.

When most people think of green they think of lands filled with lush plants, hills covered in beautifully bright grass, they think of nature, and of course, money. Green strikes the eye in such a way that it requires no adjustment and is therefore restful. It is the second favorite color chosen by people after blue. Since it is in the center of the spectrum, it is the color of balance and is the perfect backdrop in interior design, because we see it so often in nature.

Green is known as the tranquil and refreshing color. It is considered the color of peace and ecology. It helps alleviate depression, and anxiety and offers a sense of renewal, self control and harmony. Green is a good general healing color because it stimulates growth.

It also is the color that is associated with boredom, blandess and enervation. It is the color people associate jealousy and greed with. This is were the saying “Green with envy” comes from. People are reassured by the color green because when the nature around us contains plenty of it, it indicates the presence of water, and so there is little danger of famine.

A great color that can refresh you and your surroundings!

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2 responses »

  1. While a secondary color in subtractive color systems, like mixing paint, green is a primary in the additive system of the visible light spectrum. It’s also the portion of the spectrum that we have the greatest ability to discern small changes of one color from another. 🙂

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