Color of the Month: Green
What does the color green mean? When we think about color – in clothing or décor – we tend to narrow our consideration based solely on our personal preferences. Our color comfort zone.
“I love this color so every room will be painted my favorite shade of fuschia!”
Before you give your local home store your swatches, consider doing some color research. Different colors stimulate various emotions – make us feel relaxed, provoke a passionate response, and some that can cause irritability and anger.
Green is a popular, vibrant hue – but what does the color green mean?
Green is a common “favorite” color for either gender – placing second in the world. It is considered “neutral” due to the fact that it is both “warm” [blue undertones] and “cool” [yellow undertones] which stimulates a balance in our thoughts and emotions when we look at it. For this reason, many realtors will suggest the use of green if you’re considering selling your house.
It is the easiest in the color spectrum for the human eye to visualize or stare at for long periods. Long-term exposure to green doesn’t cause stress or eye-strain – though it may make you take a little nap.
Oversaturation to green has been shown to cause feelings of laziness or a sense of being too relaxed, many criminal institutions and mental care facilities use it to keep their charges calmer.
Emotionally, green is the color most prevalent in nature and inspires feelings of peace, harmony, and well-being. Scientists involved in color psychology found that green soothes the symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. Several studies discovered that patients heal faster in rooms that feature this neutral tone and reported less pain during recovery.
The color green means productivity!
Green motivates and boosts creativity so accenting your work space or studio with several tones is a great way to get your imagination flowing!
The darkest shades of green are associated with money and success – using shades of green in your business environment relaxes potential clients. Market research shows that customers browse longer in stores that utilize green in their décor. One random survey found that employees working in “green” themed companies have higher job satisfaction and better productivity.
Avoid shades of green that lean toward the yellows – they remind most people of illness or disease. Definitely not the vibe you’re looking for when you host your next get together!
The color green means tranquility, creativity, and rejuvenation – an excellent choice the next time you decide to have a DIY weekend!
Top 10 Green Superfoods
Make sure to add green to your diet as well because they are extremely healthy!
Green super foods are packed with phytonutrients, mineral-rich and supply the body with many vital nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium & vitamins, including C, K, E and B. They also contain essential omega–3 fatty acids, which are vital for all body functions and protect against heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol.
These powerful antioxidant, rich-foods can be added into smoothies if you don’t like eating them! Here are is a list of our favorite 10 green foods:
4. Marine Phytoplankton
6. Green leafy vegetables
8. Barley grass