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The Color Green: Many Shades, Many Meanings

March 11, 2014 admin 3 Comments

When people share their favorite colors, green seems to be a popular pick. But it doesn’t need to be favored for people to notice it. Green is everywhere.

The Many Shades of Green


In its natural form, green is seen in the grass and trees. What about the shades of green that exist in between?

When green is combined with hints of other colors it can be powerful. For instance, green with some blue creates a vibrant shade which is often associated with growth. Here are some other shades of green that evoke strong feelings, too.

  • Green and brown is a popular choice when it comes to camouflage patterns.
  • Green with hints of orange and yellow is a great shade in springtime. It is often seen with fruits and fresh foods.
  • When purple is added to green, the hue becomes rich and stylish. Certain fashion trends ensure this green is often the focal point of seasonal lines.

Green is everywhere. It is evident in almost anything. It can be warm or cool, dark or bright. But the roots of this color go deeper than what meets the eye. In many cultures, green is a symbol people hold dear. Green represents great characteristics of nature like balance, harmony and stability.

Using Green for Home Décor

Ancient traditions are known to use shades of green in their décors. Feng Shui is a popular practice that calls on the natural elements of green. The Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui relies of harmony. This means that green is used often to offer perfect balance to other elements.

One place where it is recommended to use green is the front door. It is believed that the front door sets the tone for the entire house. In China, green is linked to an abundant life. Growth, sunrise and other signs of renewal are also associated with green. Painting a front door with this hue is a great way to share positivity with the world.

What do you see when you are face to face with the color green? Do you take time to appreciate the color of nature all around you? Stop and look. Green is everywhere. When you take time to notice it, recognize the effect this color has on you. Does it renew your energy and refresh your soul? If yes, it may soon become your favorite color.

Read more Segmation blog posts about the color green: 

Green Represents Saint Patrick’s Day

Welcome Spring with a Freshly Painted Front Door

Studying the Shades of Green

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  1. typosintheline
    March 11, 2014 - 9:22 am

    Reblogged this on Ward McBurney.

  2. Jason
    March 11, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Green is my favorite color and has been for a while. I think it’s because of my love of the outdoors. Green always reminds me of the woods, a lush green field, grass in the summer time.

    Thanks for this informative post.

  3. Carly'z Corner
    March 11, 2014 - 11:44 am

    I love the bright celery green, and all the greens that come with spring. It makes me feel renewed as if all the weight of winter is now lifted off of me.


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