Green

Green
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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12 Comments

  • jahartford

    25.09.2009 at 09:46 Reply

    vomit… yup, that’s about it.

  • ct.caponigroarts

    25.09.2009 at 10:33 Reply

    vegetation
    ninja turtles
    earth
    life
    vegetables
    organic

  • bamyva

    25.09.2009 at 13:38 Reply

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

  • Julia

    25.09.2009 at 16:26 Reply

    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.

  • jerry grasso

    25.09.2009 at 17:55 Reply

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

  • Michael J. Hoffman

    25.09.2009 at 22:22 Reply

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

  • Sam Krisch

    25.09.2009 at 22:40 Reply

    go
    inexperience
    unripe

  • Mr. Muskrat

    26.09.2009 at 02:15 Reply

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

  • trace

    26.09.2009 at 03:47 Reply

    trees
    life
    spring
    renewal
    promise
    the sister of blue to make aqua (my favorite colour)
    of all the colours, green connotes wisdom best

  • Kathy Beal

    27.09.2009 at 11:55 Reply

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

  • olaf

    28.09.2009 at 10:57 Reply

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

  • Margie Willensky

    29.09.2009 at 21:31 Reply

    Trees
    plants
    life
    leaves
    go
    forward
    vegetables

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