Green is the color of nature, life and fertility. Its energy brings good luck, tranquility, health and is the color of harmony and balance. The color green is made by infusing combinations of yellow and blue; therefore, it possesses attributes of both colors. From yellow, green inherits optimism and clarity, from blue, insight and calmness. This magnificent fusion energizes green with the ability to inspire hope, generosity of spirit and love.
When there is an imbalance of green energy one can become inconsiderate, possessive, selfish, greedy, materialistic, envious, indifferent and devious with money.
Green is the color of the Anahata (4th) chakra. It governs the heart, love, balance, self-control and acceptance. Use its energy to enhance relationships, acceptance, love, compassion, harmony, forgiveness, peace and growth. Green aids in cleansing and creating balance between the head and the heart and aids in diminishing depression, nervousness, and anxiety.
In Feng Shui, green represents the wood element and symbolize new beginnings, growth and peace. The color green calms the nerves and balances the body by bringing in the healing energies of nature. Green is a good color for all rooms associated with sleep, rest and relaxation such as bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. When working with the color green it is important to use several shades of green to fully benefit from its energies. Living plants that have lush green foliage are a wonderful way to add the calm, healing energies of green to any room.
In advertising darker tones of green are used to signify prestige, wealth and money. In the Western World green is the color of money. Lighter greens on the other hand are used to signify newness, freshness and growth. They also have a calming effect on people and that is why they are used on the walls of hospitals, schools, waiting rooms and jails. Green is the color of the environment and it is used to promote the term “Going Green.” This term is used when individuals and or companies makes conscientious choices to help reduce and reuse, stop pollution and protect the environment. Green promotes safe, natural, organic and environmentally friendly products.
Wear green when you want to control your ambitions, it brings the qualities of harmony, balance and growth. It also promotes calm, healthy relationships. In America the wearing of green has long been associated with Ireland and all things Irish. The term wearing of green originated with the ancient Celtic who would wear green to celebrate the Vernal Equinox.