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The color of balance, growth & harmony

Green & General Traits

The color green symbolizes growth, freshness, and fertility. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.

It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living,  restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on earth (naturally), and why we need to keep it that way. This is also the reason why studies show that spending more time outside in nature decreases depression.

Green is an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally.

Being a combination of blue and yellow, green encompasses the mental clarity and optimism of yellow with the emotional calm and insight of blue, inspiring hope and a generosity of spirit not available form other colors.

Green is the color of prosperity and abundance, of finance and material wealth. It relates to the business world, to real estate and property. Prosperity gives a feeling of safety to green.

On the negative side, the color can be possessive and materialistic, with a need to own people and things.

Personality Color Green

My middle name is Jade so I thought I'd add in the meaning of the specific Jade shade of the color green.

Jade Green: The color of trust and confidentiality, tact and diplomacy. Jade green indicates a generosity of spirit, giving without expecting anything in return. It increases worldly wisdom and understanding, assisting in the research for enlightenment.

If your favorite color is green you are likely a practical, down-to-earth person with a love of nature. You are stable and well balanced or are striving for balance - in seeking this balance you can at times become unsettled and anxious.

Having a personality color green means you are kind, generous and compassionate. You're generally a good person to have around during a crisis as you remain calm and take control of the situation until it is resolved.

You are caring and nurturing to others - however you must be careful not to neglect your own needs while giving to others. You are strong-willed and do not like to be told what to do by others. You do like to win arguments and do not concede defeat easily.

With a personality color green you have a great need to love and to be loved. You tend to wear your heart on your sleeve - you are an open book who doesn't hide his of her feelings. You are a natural observer and would rather sit in a cafe and watch the world go by than to take a risk. Money is important to you but you are generous.

The deepest need for a personality color green is to belong, to love and be loved, and to feel safe and secure. You need acceptance and acknowledgement for the everyday things you do for others - just a 'thank you' is sufficient.

Green & Fashion

Green shares many of the same meanings all around the world. Such as, nature, ecology, environmental awareness, the military and traffic lights.

In western culture, green represents Spring, money, freshness, inexperience, jealousy and greed.

Nicknamed The Emerald Isle for its luscious green countryside, green is the national color of Ireland and it's associated with good luck, leprechauns, shamrocks, and Saint Patrick.

Most Eastern and Asian cultures relate green with new and eternal life, new beginnings, fertility, youth, health, and prosperity. And while this is true in Chinese culture, wearing a green colored hat for men is taboo because it suggests the man's wife is cheating on him.

After gaining its freedom from Spain in the 19th Century, Mexico chose to display green in its flag to represent independence. In many South American cultures that are rich in forests, green symbolizes death.

In business, green is beneficial for anything to do with health and healing. Green is an ideal color to promote natural, safe, organic products. It is also beneficial in the promotion of environmentally friendly products. Green motivates people to join social groups and satisfies their need to belong. 

Wearing the color green will enhance all the traits of the color such as serenity, calmness, balance and freshness. Darker greens are reminiscent of the military while lighter shades promote feelings of immaturity, cowardice and youthfulness.

Do you relate to the color green at all? Let me know in the comments section below!

Photography by Elizabeth Malave

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