The green color represents nature and symbolizes balance and hope. It is considered a color that calms and reduces stress, being very beneficial for health. It also increases concentration. In addition, green is an excellent choice for decorating the various environments of the house, with shades ranging from almost blue to almost yellow. A simple wall painted green makes all the difference! In this book of ideas, you will learn a little more about the color green and its many shades and see how it can be used in images. Checkout!
1. The Green Color
If we look closely, the color green is always around us, whether in the countryside or the city. She is in the woods and in the gardens and vases that decorate our homes. If we go out into the street, we soon come across the traffic light, which, when it is green, allows us to go forward. If we go to the hospital, we will see doctors dressed in green. If we go to the football game, we also see the green on our team’s uniform – or the opponent’s. The brand new dollar bills, bought for that trip immediately come to mind if you think of money.
Scientifically, green is a primary color and a secondary pigment color composed of cyan and yellow. It encompasses all shades evoked by light consisting of wavelengths visible to the human eye, between 520-570 nm. At this wavelength, light appears green to the human eye.
The first type of green is almost blue, and the second is yellowish-green. In average daylight, anyone who does not suffer from color blindness can distinguish all shades of green. This color is the color in the middle of the spectrum, so it is considered the color of balance.
But the color green is rich in meanings and symbologies. To begin with, it is the color that represents nature and, consequently, the many movements in defense and protection of the environment. The color is even in the name of Greenpeace, one of the most important environmental organizations in the world.
Currently, there are 100 shades of green cataloged, and almost all of them refer to something that exists in nature, such as grass, apple, jungle, olive, lemon, sage, emerald, and jade.
The health area is another one where the color green is present, as its different shades supposedly help balance the body, transmit good energies, relax and fight stress. As we’ve said, doctors often wear green clothes because the color is pleasing to the eye and helps reduce the glare of white lights and counteract the effect on them of staring too long at red blood.
Still, in the sense of health, the color green would calm and bring balance to the body and spirit, and its use in times of sadness and depression could be comforting and stimulating.
The green color is also related to money, mainly in the graphic representation of banknotes, especially the dollar; to good luck, on account of the sound vibrations that four-leaf clovers would provide; and youth, to whom two emotional and mental characteristics are attributed, also related to the color green: freedom and hope.
The idea of hope attributed to the green is linked to the experience of spring, as hope would germinate like a seed in this season, meaning renewal after scarcity.
2. Use of green in decoration
Green is a color that harmonizes with any environment and brings good energy. Its use in the bathroom is recommended to refine the power of the place.
Green should not be used more than yellow or red, as this combination can create a very polluted environment that can convey negative feelings such as anger.
Different shades of green have different results. Lime green, for example, brings some of the characteristics of yellow, such as energy and joy. Darker tones evoke masculinity and virility. In turn, light green attracts protection.
In nature, the color green is considered calming, energizing, and revitalizing. The feeling can be obtained in the city by painting the house’s walls in this color. Green is a color that can promote concentration and relieve negative emotions and stress.
3. Decorative vases
One of the easiest ways to add green to the decor of an environment is through plants. In this image, we see a decorative glass vase with ample foliage. There are also ceramics in a blue-green tone.
4. Green wall
A green wall can be present in the decor, especially in a rustic-style environment. This is the case of this house with lots of wood and exposed brick. The back wall is a green slate type in the kitchen, suitable for writing or drawing.
Cushions and upholstery always stand out in a home’s decoration, so presenting them in different shades of green will not go unnoticed. In this image, the pillows are a lighter shade, like mint.
As we said before, plants are an excellent way to introduce different shades of green into your decor. The environment is much more colorful and fresh, as we see in the image above, in which plants combine with wood.
7. Emerald green
The emerald green hue brings elegance and sophistication to any living room. The living room decor in the image above incorporated the tone in the armchairs. The vases of plants distributed around the environment also add color.
8. With exposed brick
In the design of this living room, the exposed brick wall is a very successful combination with the emerald green sofa. The two colors complement each other in a modern decor with a rustic touch.
9. With neutral colors
In the image above, the living room in neutral colors comes to life and focuses on the sofa in a shade of green pulled into the blue. The large paintings also are highlighted because of the couch below them.
10. Vertical garden
Another way to incorporate the color green into your decor is to install a vertical garden. You can even have the vertical garden framed as a wooden frame that complements the TV panel in the same material.
11. Green frame
The green decor of this modern and uncluttered living room is made with plants that run along an entire wall and frame the passage between two environments in the social area. The shades of green are varied according to the different plants.
The furniture of an environment can also be presented in different shades of green. In this rustic-style living room, a buffet with dark green drawers serves as a support for the TV—a valuable and beautiful piece of furniture.
The green and white decor in this double bedroom are soft and discreet. The bedding has a light and soft green tone, which goes beautifully with the white curtains and the pillows patterned in the same color.
14. Another green wall
Here we have another one of the shades of green for the wall. It’s a shade that pulls more towards blue, making the wall match perfectly with the blue tufted chair. The color also appears on the striped wallpaper.
15. Green and pink
Some color combinations are unique, like this green and pink decoration. The bedding presents the shade of green tending towards yellow, while pink appears on the sofa seat and the wallpaper.
Another easy way to introduce the color green into the decor of various rooms in the house is by hanging pictures that feature one or more of its shades. The frame of the image above, green and pink, brightens up the double bedroom.