Green is nature’s neutral, a balance between cool and tranquil blue and the warmth and cheerfulness of yellow. It’s balancing vibrations bring a sense of harmony to surroundings and it has come to symbolize health, growth and vitality.
In Colour therapy green is naturally healing and nurturing. Because of its balancing vibrations green is a great stress reliever and helps to balance emotions. We instinctively take a walk in the garden or park when we are feeling stressed out. Green is also the colour of the heart chakra and it is often craved when one has a broken heart. Green helps promote health, happiness and abundance. It also encourages you to be more sympathetic to others.
Green in Decor
We are so accustomed to seeing green in nature that the colour fits comfortably in our homes too. Depending on the shade, green can be used in any room in the home. Decide on whether you want to create a relaxed atmosphere using sage or jade, a bright space using kiwi or mint green, or a darker and more sophisticated feel with emerald or forest green. Generally green is a calming colour and relaxing on the eye, it’s no wonder many theatres and television stations have green rooms where performers can relax before making their entrance.
Green has a balancing effect on decorating schemes and can be used effectively as a wall colour or via accents like furniture, pictures or cushions. Green plants will balance a decorating scheme – even one that has gone wrong along the way. So if you have a colour scheme that is not working, try adding some green plants which will help to balance it.
The complementary colour to green is red, so for a dramatic effect try deep forest green with cerise pink.
One of my favourite combinations this year has been sage green and pink.
Purple and Green is another match made in heaven.
If Green is your favourite Colour
Green is a balanced colour and so are the people that like it, green people are good citizens, very sociable and generous with their time and money. Green people always strive to do the right thing. They are caring companions and loyal friends. They are intelligent but less inclined to take risks.
There is a huge variety of green foods, Asparagus, avo’s, kiwi fuit, lettuce, parsley, grapes, broccoli to name a few. These foods also provide the positive qualities of green such as relieving stress and emotional problems and restoring the bodys natural balance. Green foods also help to stabilize blood pressure and ph levels. Green vegetables are a good source of fibre and they help to detoxify the body. So introducing more green foods is a good thing but ideally we need to try and eat a rainbow coloured diet.
With all these positive qualities it is no wonder green was a huge hit when it was named the 2017 Pantone Colour of the year.
Do you have a favourite green? let me know
Have a wonderful week