The meaning of colours ~2
Green is no longer just a color. It’s now the symbol of ecology and a verb.
Since the beginning of time, green has signified growth, rebirth, and fertility. In pagan times, there was the “Green Man” – a symbol of fertility. In Muslim countries, it is a holy color and in Ireland, a lucky color. It was the color of the heavens in the Ming Dynasty.
There are more shades of green than that of any other color. Greens range from yellow-greens, such as lime and avocado greens, to those with a blue tinge (such as emerald).
Global Meanings of Green
Green is universally associated with nature.
Green symbolizes ecology and the environment.
Traffic lights are green all over the world.
Unique Meanings of Green in Different Cultures
In China, Green may symbolize infidelity. A green hat symbolizes that a man’s wife is cheating on him.
In Israel, green may symbolize bad news.
In Japan, the words for blue and green (“ao”) are the same.
In Spain, racy jokes are “green.”