Sage green, forest green, lime green, jade green and much more — with thousands of colors of this wonderful color, it’s little surprise that green stems just after blue as a favorite color. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says that”green is the most abundant hue in character — that the eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum.” This makes it an excellent color for interiors, as we’re comfortable with it from viewing it around us in nature.
Emerald is named a high trendy color overall for 2013; here you’ll learn various other motives to include green in your house.
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Green looks balancing warm blue out. Green is associated with youth, regeneration, balance and comfort. Nonetheless, in some Asian cultures, green is a sign of illness, so balancing it out with reddish tones can block it from looking too sickly.
This room includes a spring green using a complementary pink at a similar tint and saturation to create a refreshing and playful look.
Cristi Holcombe Interiors
In Aztec civilization green was regarded as royal, since it was the color of the quetzal bird’s plumes preferred by the Aztec chieftains. In Hindu civilization emerald green can be used to align with the heart chakra, or energy stage, allowing feelings of love to flow freely by a person’s core.
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A research team headed by University of Munich psychologist Stephanie Lichtenfeld at 2011 reported that a glimpse of green seems to encourage”the kind of pure, open (mental) processing necessary to succeed on creativity activities. … Green eases creativity performance but does not have any influence on analytical functionality ”
So in case you would like to get your creative juices flowing, you may introduce a shot of green into your work place.
“Green strikes the eye in such a way as to require no adjustment whatever and is, thus, relaxed,” says shade specialist Angela Wright. “Being at the center of this spectrum, it’s the color of balance. After the world about us contains lots of green, this indicates the presence of water and little danger of famine, so we’re reassured by green on a crude level.”
The institution of green with growth and freshness, and its ability to facilitate creativity, makes it perfect for cooking up amazing meals in a kitchen.
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Oscar Wilde once wrote,”He had that curious love of green, which in humans is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is thought to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals” Maybe that’s why Andy Warhol — so the story goes wore only green underpants.
If reading is the guilty pleasure, a creativity-inducing green space could be the perfect spot for curling upward. I love how this forest-green fitted bookshelf unit is raised by the subtle sage-green sofa.
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Green represents the wood element in feng shui and is great for improving health and balancing family life. Additionally, it may help reinvigorate us and reduce tiredness, according to a study done by psychologist Donald A. Laird.
This soft green leaves for an superb setting for an end-of-day soak. The neutral tones seem elegant here using a dab of red — green complement on the color wheel.
Modern night-vision goggles use a green shade for good reason: It’s the color that the human eye is most sensitive to.
Used here green appears to tie the inside to the background of the garden outside and can be a welcome dash of color in an otherwise monochromatic scheme.
Of course, green is also synonymous with ecology, so if a green-colored inside isn’t for you, look at placing those green thumbs to do the job. Bring the outside in by introducing a living wall or a evergreen plant display to create balance and bring you closer to nature.
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