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What Does the Color Green Mean?

Updated: Sep 23, 2022

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When you think of the color green, what comes to mind? For many people, it’s imagining a landscape or grassy field. The most popular shade for this soothing tone is likely not something that can be seen with your eyes but instead through interior design and fashion choices made by designers over time which has had an impact on how we perceive beauty in our surroundings!

But there's more than one reason why these shades provide tranquility- they also help create feelings of peace among others too (especially during war). So let’s hop back into history and learn about some interesting uses associated with the emerald hue.

The Color Green: Harmony, Luck, & Envy

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The color green has a long and varied history, dating back to ancient times. Green is often associated with feelings of happiness, peace, and serenity. But where did the color green come from? And what does it mean?

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The green we see today is actually a combination of yellow and blue. It wasn't until the Renaissance that green began to be used as its own color. Before that, green was just seen as a secondary color.

The History of Green in Art & Literature

In ancient Greece, green was the color of Ares, the god of war. It was also associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Green has been used in fashion, interior design, and art throughout history to create feelings of tranquility and peace.

In the ancient world, green was used to represent new life and growth. The Egyptians used green in their art to symbolize fertility and regeneration. The green gemstone emerald was thought to be a powerful talisman that could bring good luck and fortune. (Want to learn more about how the ancient Egyptians used other colors? Click HERE to explore the color blue!)

It wasn't until the 18th century that green began to gain popularity as a stand-alone color. This was due in part to the Industrial Revolution, when new pigments and dyes were created that allowed for brighter, more vibrant colors. Green became associated with nature, freshness, and growth.

In the 19th century, green was often used in art to symbolize different emotions and moods. For example, Vincent van Gogh used green in his paintings to express feelings of envy and jealousy. Pablo Picasso also used green in his work, but with a different meaning. For Picasso, green represented hope and rebirth.

A Whole Slew of Hues

There are many different shades of green, each with its own unique properties. The most common shade of green is known as Pantone348C, which is the color of grass and leaves. This shade of green is said to be calming and serene.

Another popular shade of green is Kelly Green, which is named after the color of the Irish flag. This shade of green is associated with luck and good fortune.

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