Green color represents growth, nature, and money. It is full of balance and harmony, a relaxing color that is pleasing to the eye and is said to have healing powers. It is often used to represent anything that has to do with health. Many pharmaceutical and nutritional companies use green color meaning in their logos and their material to advertise safe and natural products.

In Western cultures, green represents luck, nature, freshness, spring, environmental awareness, wealth, inexperience, and jealousy (the “green-eyed monster”). Of course, green is an emblematic color for Ireland, which earned its nickname “The Emerald Isle” from its lush green landscapes.

Green has traditionally been forbidden in Indonesia, whereas in Mexico it’s a national color that stands for independence. In the MiddleEast green represents fertility, luck, and wealth, and it’s considered the traditional color of Islam. In Eastern cultures, green symbolizes youth, fertility, and new life, but it can also mean infidelity. In fact, in China, green hats are taboo for men because it signals that their wives have committed adultery.

How “Green” affects you:

Green puts heart and emotions in East Eastern balance and equals head and heart. The green color is an emotionally positive color, which gives us the ability to love and care for ourselves and others unconditionally. In general, green provides you both mental and physical relaxation; helps treat depression, nervousness, and anxiety, and provides a sense of renewal, freedom, self-control, and harmony.

The “fifty” shades of Green:

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy; Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, jealousy, and discord; Sea green is associated with healing and protection, and Olive green is the traditional color of peace.

Sources: Bourn Creative, and Jacob Olesen (Color Expert),

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