With the advent of the campaign to end Global Warming and combat climate change, the message today is that the world should go Green. Why the colour green? What is special about green? Why should the environment be green? Well, the colour green has some medicinal value worth of sustain any form of life in the world.
Green is regarded as the colour of life, renewal, nature and energy. Often times the colour green is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility and the environment. Traditionally, the colour green is also associated with money, finances, banking, ambition, greed and jealousy.
On the spectrum, the colour green takes up more space which makes it more visible to the human eye and it is a dominant colour in nature. The colour has a healing power and is also understood to be the most restful and relaxing colour for the human eye to view. This is why picnics are often encouraged to be taken to places, which are serene and green. This is likely to bring more comfort and calmness. In addition, green helps to enhance vision, stability and endurance.
During the spring season, plants tend to shed off some leaves and this signals the coming back to life with fresh growth and life after the cold season of winter. With the colour being associated with renewal, growth and hope, often green stands for the new growth and the re-birth, which translates into the need for growth.
The colour green affects us physically and mentally in several different ways. Green is soothing, relaxing and youthful. It is also a colour that helps to alleviate anxiety, depression and nervousness. Green brings a sense of hope, health and renewal, as well as self-control, compassion and harmony. There is nothing the makes the body function better than a clean and green environment that gives one a breathe of freshness. The colour is often used to indicate safety like in the advertising of drugs and medical products. Green is directly related to nature and energy, so it is also commonly used to represent and promote ‘green’ products.
Too much green can cause people to become placid, lazy, slow, moody, depressed and lethargic. Too little green can cause feelings of apathy and fear of rejection. Different shades, tints and hues of green have different meanings. For example, dark green represents greed, ambition and wealth, while yellowish-green stands for sickness, jealousy and cowardice.
Wealth people tend to stock some green gemstones in their homes because it is believed that they help to create balance, promote change or growth, increase feelings of hopefulness and optimism and break the emotional demands of others. Olive green is a colour that represents the traditional colour of peace and harmony.
Adopting a green lifestyle helps to eradicate some ailments that stem from poor lifestyles. Since green does represent peace and harmony, adopting a green lifestyle, will translate into a green and health environment.