Green

September 25, 2009 | 12 Comments |


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see green?
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Green is the color of the vegetal world. It is a symbol of life, health, fertility, fruition and growth. Green heralds the coming and going of seasons. It is linked with renewal and regeneration. As a color that moves through many stages, green is a harmonizer blending many qualities, youth and old age, hope and experience, enthusiasm and pragmatism. Negative associations with green include immaturity, naivete, and envy. It’s challenging to form consensus on whether green is a warm or cool color. In the middle of the two poles it connotes balance, harmony, and stability. ‘Green rooms’ are rooms near a stage where performers relax. The calming effect of green is often used in hospitals. Green is associated with matriarchal fertility goddesses in countless ancient cultures. Green is considered the color of enchantment. Depending on religious orientation, green can be seen either as lucky or unlucky.

Classic images

vegetation
ocean
emerald
military

Expressions

green
green thumb
greener pastures
green light
green back
green around the gills
green with envy
green eyed monster

Words

apple, aquamarine, bottle, chartreuse, grass, emerald, forest, jade, kelly, leaf, lime, mint, moss, olive, pea, pine, sage, sap, sea, seafoam, spring, viridian

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  • jahartford

    vomit… yup, that’s about it.

  • vegetation
    ninja turtles
    earth
    life
    vegetables
    organic

  • I see LIFE! repose, proliferation, multiplication, fruitfulness,serenity

  • Julia

    Imagery, and other senses: Sultry sunset through tropical fronds, the scent of freshly-cut grass on a Saturday morning, walking barefoot in the summertime, the rich-with-life fragrance of Hawaii.

    Expressions: on the inside looking out.

    Language: Grass is greener. A lush environment. Thick with meaning. Apple Jade. Springtime. Summer.

  • Green for me means tranquility; summertime; given the green light, the go-ahead to do what I want…

  • Green is the color of money, at least in the US. I tend to associate green with growth, renewal and vitality.

    mh++

  • Sam Krisch

    go
    inexperience
    unripe

  • Mr. Muskrat

    vegetation, money, funky smells, sex (sorry, no idea where that came from)

  • trace

    trees

    life

    spring

    renewal

    promise

    the sister of blue to make aqua (my favorite colour)

    of all the colours, green connotes wisdom best

  • fresh mowed lawn
    grass
    spring
    moss
    salad
    gardening
    kelly green – Ireland

  • life/death cycle
    emotional (not intellectual or spiritual)
    leaves
    cool/relaxing
    peppermint

  • Trees
    plants
    life
    leaves
    go
    forward
    vegetables

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