Colour of the month: green


Shades of Green represent various shades of the color green: apple, aquamarine, beryl, chartreuse, emerald, forest, grass,  jade, kelly green, lime and so on.

Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy (green-eyed monster) and inexperience. Green is a restful color with some of the same calming attributes of blue. Like blue, time moves faster in a green room.

Green is the national color of Ireland and is strongly associated with that country. Green also has close associations with Islam. Because of all the green in nature the color is reminiscent of Spring. Coupled with red it’s a Christmas color.

Using Green
With both a warming and cooling effect, the color green denotes balance, harmony, and stability. Use several shades of green for a fresh, Springtime feel. Olive green, also called olive drab, is a not so drab summery green that may have military overtones for some people.

Using Green with Other Colors
Green with blue produces echoes of nature – water and forest and can denote new beginnings and growth.
Green with brown, tan, or beige says organic or recycled and can be a good color combination for packaging of those type of products. Tri-color combinations of green with yellow and black or white are sporty, outdoorsy colors. Purple with green can be high contrast, lively. Lime green with orange and yellow is a fresh and fruity palette.


Out biking by night


Beautiful scene, all in different green


Rustic green wall


Frog relaxing on leaf (huomouros catch)

I pin! Love photos in general and found Pinterest where I can store pictures no matter what setting. One of my albums are called “Color green”. When pinning there are some small issues about where to store and how to explore the use of Pins. So I created albums based on color themes.

Info: About.com picts: Webstash album color green, original source in album.