Day 223~ 366

The meaning of colours ~2
Green

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.”

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10 Comments

  1. Loving the photos and also all the info that’s goes with each post πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Clare, though being a proper artist you will know it all already! πŸ™‚

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  2. Let’s not forget ‘Green with envy’, and ‘Green-eyed monster’. (Jealousy)
    Great still life, FR. I could taste the lime!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete πŸ™‚ Green around the gills too!

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  3. Quite fantastic the chromatic minimalism. To me is hard to find such things in city and nature. : )

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    1. You must have fruit & veg???!!!

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  4. Wow! I really like this one – you have to sell this stuff! The green and wood colour and texture makes me long for quiet days in a cabin in the woods somewhere. I keep dreaming.

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    1. with avocado and lime in a vodka martini πŸ™‚ cheers FD

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  5. Yum! There’s nothing like the beauty (and taste) of a perfect avocado!

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    1. love it with prawns and marie rose sauce πŸ™‚

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