Green promotes life, growth, harmony, unites people with nature, helps to be closer to each other, gives self-esteem, firmness, naturalness, justice … It’s no wonder it is so popular today..
Bright green outfits and accessories look stylish. Green is perfectly combined with gold, white, black, and many other colors. It is suitable both for brunettes or blondes, flame-red and chestnut girls. It can be called a universal color.
Background of green
Green - the color of grass and leaves. For many people it symbolizes youth, hope, joy, although sometimes - also immaturity, lack of perfection. Green is extremely material and has a calming effect, but also can produce depressing impression. Iranians associate green color with rapid growth and freshness, and also with misfortune, sorrow, grief, an unfortunate man is called a «green leg», and a cemetery - «green house». In medieval Europe clowns wore green and yellow clothes, a German bankrupts had to wear green hats.
Green color is a natural color for the vast majority of people. Therefore, it is perceived as neutral, quiet, not annoying. Designers and psychotherapists claim that it «contributes to life, growth, harmony, unites people with nature, helps to be closer to each other, gives self-esteem, firmness, naturalness, justice, develops will-power, constancy».
Human eye is most sensitive to red-yellow part of the spectrum, green color (the color of grass, plants) calms nervous system. Our eyes rest while perception of green shades, so walls of public institutions are often painted in shades of green (schools, hospitals, etc.). That is why tables with green cloth (material with diffuse reflection) are traditionally available (library tables, billiards, card table). Should we talk about clothes?
Ambivalence of green
Green color comes from merging of blue and yellow, while supplemented by qualities of both. Hence come quiet and stillness. Green always provides a vital opportunity, it does not have the energy that acts outside, but contains potential energy - does not lie, but reflects internal stress state. It expresses the attitude of man to himself, does not require anything, and calls nowhere. It conceals all its secrets in itself, inspires stability. Symbolizes prosperity and new beginnings.
If you prefer green …
The color of nature, life itself, spring. Those who prefer it, are afraid of someone’s influence, are looking for a way to self-assertion, because it is vitally important. Anyone who does not like it, is afraid of everyday problems, vicissitudes of fate, in general, all difficulties. Green color has a hidden potential energy, reflects the degree of willed voltage, so people who prefer green, strive for assuredness and confidence in general.
People who prefer this color tend to see both sides of the situation, know how to weigh and assess chances of a favorable outcome, they have very high working capacity. They remember only what they need, and tend to help other people, even to the detriment of themselves. They are friendly but very secretive, they have their own world, which they do not reveal.
Beneficial impact on human
Green neutralizes the effect of other colors, helps dispel negative emotions. Brings calm and tranquility, helps to focus and take action, and helps with shock and has a hypnotic effect.
Green - the most tranquil of all colors of the spectrum. It calms and relaxes, cools negative emotions, brings peace and stillness. This constant lack of motion improves tired people’s health, but may tire over time. It relieves pain and muscle tension, while the body relaxes, and cells are updated.
This color balances, harmonizates, and helps to take ourselves the way we are. Bright shades of green contribute to internal growth, understanding your values and feelings. Green symbolizes prosperity and new beginnings. It represents stability and continuity, while opening new perspectives.
Shades of green
Green color has a myriad of shades human eye is able to distinguish. And all these shades and nuances cause a variety of reactions in a person. Green sends a lot of wide variety of signals. If a yellow tinge dominates, it excites. If blue dominates, it calms.
Remember, the more blue it has, the stronger, colder and harder the impact of color is. The more yellow it has, the lighter and more harmonious color is.
Dark-green focuses well, it is good for work, engagement in science.
Blue-green (cyan) - the coldest of all colors, so it is advisable to use it where you need to create an optically refreshing coolness. Blue-green color of sea water seems too bright, but you just should dilute it with white, and it is already perceived quite differently.
In nature, green color occurs because of chlorophyll, green pigment, which contains a certain amount of yellow color. Think how different leaves of trees, grass, grasses and ivy are in color. We immediately remember splendid gardens, beautiful bright flowers in a frame of different shades of green.
Dark blue-green - is rejected while nervous exhaustion; epitomizes cruelty and severity, creates a feeling of isolation. People with too stringent requirements prefer this color, they build their views in principle and seek compliance with the intransigence of the sequence.
Yellow-green color usually causes a sense of well-being, optimism and spring renewal. It pushes people to communication and new ideas, makes acting all the time. It is perfect for children.
Latent energy of green is relieved in it. People who prefer this color tend to establish many contacts, constantly want to meet with other people, learn new things. Near white this hue gives an impression of strict and business, it should be diluted with gray - to remove obtrusiveness.
However, you just should more yellow, like in chartreuse - and it will change absolutely. This color often causes negative reaction. Green color is associated with envy, disease and poison, as well as with ooze and duckweed.
Brownish-green expresses sensual passivity. These people want to enjoy a state that has positive effect on feelings and promotes relaxation, seeking initiation through delight.
The darker green is, the more vicious person is.