Life and Renewal: Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy (green-eyed monster) and inexperience.
Nature of Green: Green is a restful colour with some of the same calming attributes of blue. Like blue, time moves faster in a green room.
Culture of Green: Green is the national colour of Ireland and is strongly associated with that country. Green also has close associations with Islam. Because of all the green in nature the color is reminiscent of Spring. Coupled with red it’s a Christmas colour.
Using Green: With both a warming and cooling effect, the colour green denotes balance, harmony, and stability. Use several shades of green for a fresh, Springtime feel. Olive green, also called olive drab, is a not so drab summery green that may have military overtones for some people.
Using Green with Other Colours: Green with blue produces echoes of nature – water and forest and can denote new beginnings and growth. Green with brown, tan, or beige says organic or recycled and can be a good colour combination for packaging of those type of products.
Tri-colour combinations of green with yellow and black or white are sporty, outdoorsy colours. Purple with green can be high contrast, lively. Lime green with orange and yellow is a fresh and fruity palette.
Language of Green: The use of green in familiar phrases can help a designer see how their colour of choice might be perceived by others, both the positive and negative aspects.
Green Words: These words are synonymous with green or represent various shades of the colour green.
Emerald, sea green, seafoam, olive, olive drab, pea green, grass green, apple, mint, forest, lawn green, lime, spring green, leaf green, aquamarine, beryl, chartreuse, fir, kelly green, pine, moss, jade, sage, sap, viridian.