With the landscape around us awash in the vibrant shades of spring thought it interesting to explore the psychology of the colour Green.
Both life-affirming and restful, this is the colour of luxury, harmony and prosperity
Being a combination of yellow and blue, green encompasses the mental clarity and optimism of yellow with the emotional calm and insight of blue, inspiring hope and a generosity of spirit not available from other colors. Thus from a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.Green speaks to making fortuitous decisions and sound (grounded) judgments because you are called to balance and to therefore “operate from your centre”.
From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.
Green is an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally. A natural peacemaker, it must avoid the tendency to become a martyr.This is a color that has a strong sense of right or wrong, inviting good judgment. It sees both sides of the equation, weighs them up, and then usually takes the moral stand in making appropriate decisions. On the negative side, it can be judgmental and over-cautious. in addition, green is the color of prosperity and abundance, of finance and material wealth. It relates to the business world, to real estate and property. Prosperity gives a feeling of safety to green. On the negative, the color green can be possessive and materialistic, with a need to own people and things.
On an intellectual level, Green fosters mental rejuvenation and creativity, as one has the “space” to think about what they intuitively feel in their heart or already know intellectually. This is in contrast to having a cluttered and tired mind that can do little more than process its existing programs, which are often based on false perceptions of reality.