I am having such a lovely time scrolling through old pages and looking for color patterns. I hope you are, too! Usually, I just do what I do with my pages, but sometimes it is good fun (and a good exercise) to evaluate what I am doing and why. Do you find it helpful for you to do the same?
Today we are looking for green. To see how it shows up in our pages. Let's again begin with a little about green.
Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.
Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a 'greenhorn' is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic.
Use green to indicate safety when advertising drugs and medical products. Green is directly related to nature, so you can use it to promote 'green' products. Dull, darker green is commonly associated with money, the financial world, banking, and Wall Street.
Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.
Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.
Olive green is the traditional color of peace.
Green. It could use a whole week worth just to cover all the shades. Evergreen. Teal. Lime. Celery. Apple. I find they all have their place but for different things, of course. I wear teal, celery, and army. I decorate with lime, apple, and pear. I eat avocado, lime, celery, apple, lettuce, pears, asparagus, kale, cabbage, broccoli, grapes, and artichokes. I avoid olive and olives. (The color and the fruit.) I have plants in every room. (Mostly the same plant, as I don't have the greenest of thumbs...) I am certain that green has a presence in my pages, but also curious to see which shades are the front runners.
It looks like I am partial to leafy greens.
And it seems that I am not afraid to do an entirely green layout!
The biggest thing I have learned though, is that I often pose my peeps in front of foliage. I seem to consider green the greatest backdrop, ever. :)
Tomorrow our colorful week comes to a close. Please join me for a blue-sy day!