Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day and also the beginning of the spring season, I thought it would be interesting to get a feel for what the color green is all about. Here are some facts about green and why you may want to incorporate it into your home’s color palette.
Green is a cool color that symbolizes nature and the natural world. It also represents tranquility, good luck, health and jealousy. Researchers have also found that green can improve reading ability. Some students may find that laying a transparent sheet of green paper over reading material increases reading speed and comprehension. This color has long been a symbol of fertility and was once the preferred color choice for wedding gowns in the 15th-century. Even today, green M & M’s are said to send a sexual message.
In decorating, green is often used for its calming effect. For example, guests waiting to appear on television programs often wait in a “green room” to relax. It is thought to relieve stress and help heal and it’s been noted that those who have a green work environment experience fewer stomachaches. Green is best for bedrooms and living rooms, but if it is one of your favorite colors, use it anywhere.
Here are some of our favorite room scenes using this calming color: