Green the Colour of Life
Our designers at Mombasa Rose have a special love for the colour green (especially when printed with tiny pink roses!)
“I also love a really bright, vibrant green! It seems so energetic and motivating. I always feel inspired and recharged whenever I'm around a bright chartreuse or lime green, and in winter a glowing emerald green is hard to beat"
How does the color green make you feel? For many people it has strong associations with nature and brings to mind the lush green of grass, trees, and forests. Perhaps because green is so heavily associated with nature, it is often described as a refreshing and tranquil colour.
While some find green a relaxing color, others find that it gives them a feeling of excitement. "Green gives me a rush. I buy everything in green, and like pictures with a lot of green in them. I like characters with green hair, eyes, clothes automatically. It gives me an endorphin rush”
When you see something green you know it is alive, right? It also means balance, calm and harmony. So it is a great colour to have around when you are trying to restart yourself after a hard day. It is the reason we feel so great when we are out in the open.It is the power of green that makes us feel recharged and calm at the same time, filled with positive energy resonating with inner energy, re balancing us.
Green is used to sooth the soul and mind. It helps loosen the body, from a mental and physical point of view. It is an excellent remedy for states of anxiety and nervousness, helping a person to regain his emotional balance and inner calm.
In crystal therapy, gems with a green colour, like emerald, jade or malachite are used to even out the energies around the emotional centre of a being.
Luck or Bad Luck?
- Green is a lucky culture in most Western cultures. A green shamrock symbolizes this.
- You won't find many green cars at racetracks because they are considered unlucky.
- Circus and traveling showmen in Australia may consider green to be bad luck.
- An old English rhyme about wedding colours: "Married in green, Ashamed to be seen."
Unique Meanings of Green in Different Cultures
- In China, Green may symbolize infidelity. A green hat symbolizes that a man's wife is cheating on him.
- In Israel, green may symbolize bad news.
- In Japan, the words for blue and green ("ao") are the same.
- In Spain, racy jokes are "green."