Green is nature’s healing colour. Falling between yellow and blue, it lends a feeling of balance and harmony to a space. Symbolising health, growth and new life, green is a nurturing colour and a great stress reliever – we instinctively take a walk in the garden, park or forest when we feel anxious. Depending on the shade selected, green can work well in any room in the house – be it a bedroom or living room, a bathroom, dining-room or kitchen – with soft greens offering a soothing sanctuary for body and mind. It is also great in schools, hospitals and operating theatres.
Green has a calming effect and is very pleasing to the senses, possibly because of its association with nature. Dark forest green is masculine and fairly conservative, while other shades are associated with good luck, fertility, health, renewal, youth, vigour and spring. Those who love this colour tend to be dependable, diplomatic and sensitive. They often have a strong social conscious and are willing to help others, even at their own expense. These people strive for a sense of balance and stability in their lives.
Too much green is thought to make people complacent and a little too laid back. A touch of red or orange will bring it to life and keep you on your toes.
Turquoise: furnishings in green and turquoise are modern and retro
Blue: green and blue evoke nature like no other colour combination
Brown, tan or beige: when combined with green, these colours spell organic
Yellow: green and yellow are fresh and vibrant; combined with black or white they create a sporty look
Orange: lime green and orange is a bright, zestful look.