It is the wine bottle you kept to house your cotton branches on the windowsill; the view you anxiously and patiently wait to wake up to when the drab, slushy remainders of winter melt away; the gown you knew would be distinctly yours among the other hundreds of prom dresses in your graduation photos. It is side-dish you mashed up with your fork to trick your mother into thinking you ate some; the cheap beads you bought at the Dollarama you hoped would represent your enthusiasm to cheers and chug every March 17; the paper that grants you magical powers to exchange goods and services.

Green is the colour of life, renewal, nature, and energy. It is understood that green is the most restful and relaxing colour to view because it takes up the most space in the colour spectrum visible to the human eye. Being the dominant colour in the natural environment, green affects us physically and mentally and can help alleviate anxiety, depression, and nervousness. In other words, taking a walk outside or even looking out a window displaying florae can be seriously beneficial.

With meanings of growth, safety, finances and fertility, green brings with it a sense of hope, health, adventure, luck and renewal.

Variations of green: army green, caribbean amber, celadon, chartreuse, citrine, cyan, dartmouth green, emerald, eton blue, forest green, harlequin, honeydew, hunter green, jade, kelly green, lime, mint cream, moss green, myrtle, live, Olive drab, pear, pine, sage, shamrock, teal, turquoise



‘Green with Envy’

Full of desire for someone’s possessions or advantages; extremely covetous. The origin, believed to come from William Shakespeare’s Othello, where Iago warns Othello: “Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”






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