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The colour green


To me, green is nature, a bit cliche but it is what it is. It inspires generosity to me. And I always say, in relation to plants, where there is green, there is hope. I love wearing green and people often tell me that this colour suits me a lot. I feel like it gives a kind of happy glow to my skin.

I tend to wear plain green clothes or clothes with green as the main colour. This said, I also like wearing accessories in green, such as necklaces, belts or scarves.


Green is the colour between blue and yellow on the visible spectrum and is a secondary colour. In painting and colour printing, it is created by a combination of yellow and blue. The human eye is most sensitive to the colour green. This is why it is understood to be the most restful and relaxing colour for the human eye to view. Green is the second most popular favorite colour, after blue. The word green is closely related to the Old English verb growan, “to grow”. It was first recorded as a colour name in English in 700.


In the world of chakras, green, which is the centre of the rainbow, is the colour associated with the heart chakra. The heart chakra is the fourth of the seven chakras. It is found in the center of the chest, just to the right of the actual heart. With its proximity to the lungs, it’s also associated with the air element. Also called the Anahata chakra, which translates to “unstruck” or “unhurt,” it governs everything related to love, connection, and relationships, as well as acceptance, gratitude, and beauty. The heart chakra is the bridge between the lower chakras and the higher chakras. The lower chakras (root, sacral, and solar plexus) relate more to physicality. In contrast, the higher chakras (throat, third eye, and crown) relate more to spirituality. the heart chakra connects the physical and the spiritual.

I also found this really interesting: the heart chakra is also the source of how we relate to each other and even to ourselves. Our capacity to love, feel gratitude, exercise generosity, and forgive all stem from the heart chakra. When balanced, it allows us to connect deeply to others and to develop meaningful relationships. It also helps us appreciate beauty and recognise it in all things.

Meaning, symbolism & cultures

Green is the colour of balance and growth, and is considered the colour of peace. It can mean both self-reliance as a positive and possessiveness as a negative, among many other meanings. The colour green signifies nature, life, youth, safety and hope.

In China, green jade represents virtue and beauty. Green has long been a symbol of fertility and was once the preferred colour choice for wedding gowns in the 1400’s. In Egypt, it represents hope, spring and fertility.

According to a survey, too much green can cause people to become placid, lazy, slow, moody, depressed, and lethargic. On the other hand, too little green can cause feelings of apathy and fear of rejection.

Wearing green

Green is considered to be one of the most healing among all the colours. Because green is the colour of trees and grasses it is a wonderful colour choice to wear anytime you are wanting to feel more in-tune with mother nature. Bright and lighter greens are recommended whenever you are embarking on something new or wish to turn over a new leaf. Wearing deeper hues of green such as emerald or forest is suitable whenever you are wanting to delve deeper into the earthy grounding energies, a great resource for rejuvenating your life energies.

Green and you!

How does green make you feel? What does green mean to you? What does green remind you of? Do you like to wear green?

While you wait for my next post, why don’t you browse my shop to see how you can add a bit of colour to your life?


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