Color Green


Color Green Color Green - The symbolism of the colour Green is related to nature, fertility, hope and bountifulness. Color Green: Green also symbolizes freedom from bondage. Color Green: To see green clothes, is a hopeful sign of prosperity and happiness

Color is a vital part of a visual symbol and the Color Green has deep significance. It is used in symbols all over the world to represent emotions, politics, religion, gender, science, art and mythology.

A comprehensive guide to the Color Green. Discover facts and information about the Color Green. Why is the color black used as a symbol of death whereas the color Green represents new life?

What is the meaning of the different shades of the Color Green?

Color Symbolism

Color Green - Meaning
Green is one of the three primary colors; red and blue being the other two. The color green is associated with new life and birth. It is the most important color in Islam and the color of Mohammed's coat which signifies paradise. The color green is often used to represent an independent or neutral party or to refer to a political group that is linked to the environment. It is also often used to signify jealousy or envy. The well known expressions to describe a jealous person 'green with envy' or a 'green eyed monster' are still used today. Shakespeare used the term "green-eyed jealousy' in his play The Merchant of Venice and the phrase 'green eyed monster' in Othello:

"it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on"

Facts about the Color Green

  • In Islam, green is the most important color. It is the color of Mohammed's coat and signifies paradise

  • Shamrock Green - It is customary for those of Irish decent to wear this particular shade of green on St Patrick's Day which is celebrated on the 17th March each year to commemorate the patron saint of Ireland

  • The color 'Army Green' (#4B5320) has been used in forces all over the world since World War II

  • The shade 'Bottle Green' is used on street signs all over the US

  • In Ancient Egypt people were scared of cats with green eyes

  • In most other cultures the color green is associated with nature, life and peace

  • The color green has been found in many cave painting dating from the Neolithic Era or New Stone Age as it is also known

  • The color green is used to describe someone who is jealous or envious

  • The beautiful gem stone Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl which is colored green by minute amounts of chromium and vanadium

  • Green fireworks are created using Barium Salts or BaCl2 (barium chloride) to be precise! Barium Chloride is highly poisonous causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea if ingested

  • The color green is symbolic of youth in the US and Europe

  • In English and Irish mythology and folklore many characters are portrayed wearing green, the popular Irish Leprechaun for example is always pictured wearing a green coat, hat and shoes

  • In Celtic traditions, wearing the color green was considered unlucky and those who wore green were likely to encounter misfortune

  • The popular expression "Green around the gills" is often used to describe a person who looks or feel sick

  • Green is a universal signal for safety. It is used in traffic light systems and road signs all over the world to indicate that it is safe to proceed

Color Green - HTML
Color is displayed using a combination of Red, Green and Blue light (RGB). HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a markup language used by web browsers to format web pages. In HTML colors are defined using a system known as hexadecimal notation (HEX). Each color is assigned a HEX value depending on the combination of Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) the user wishes to display. The lowest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources is 0 (HEX:00). The highest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources is 255 in (HEX:FF). HEX values are displayed as three pairs of two-digit numbers, starting with a # sign.
For example, the HTML for one of the shades of green is Hex (#00FF00) and RGB(0,255,0). The hex color code #00FF00 is just one variation of green; many other shades of green are possible. In fact the combination of Red, Green, and Blue values from 0 to 255 results in more than 16 million different colors (256 x 256 x 256). Some examples of shades of the color green are shown below:

** Examples of Shades - Color Green **


** Examples of Shades - Color Green **

Color Green - Dreams
The study and interpretation of dreams is called Oneirology, the term comes from the Greek word 'oneiros' which means dream. It is thought that dreams have two meanings: a general meaning where the dream is told as a symbolic story and an individual meaning, which is specific to the dreamer. The following interpretation of the meaning of the Color Green in dreams is taken from the book entitled "10,000 Dreams" interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller:

  • The symbolism of the colour Green is related to nature, fertility, hope and bountifulness

  • Green also symbolizes freedom from bondage

  • To see green clothes, is a hopeful sign of prosperity and happiness

Different Shades of the the Color Green
The following are some examples of the different shades of the Color Green:

  • Emerald

  • Jade

  • Spring

  • Lime

  • Olive

  • Midnight

  • Tea

  • Pine

  • Forest

  • India

  • Hunter

  • Army

  • Avocado

  • British Racing Green

  • Shamrock

  • Harlequin

  • Fern

  • Myrtle

  • Moss

  • Teal

  • Sap

Color Green - Symbols
Color has been used in symbols to depict emotions, personality and religion since ancient times and many colors have mystical properties associated with them. One of the the easiest ways to identify something immediately regardless of language or culture is through color. A baby dressed in pink is an obvious sign that the gender of the infant is female despite the language or country. A red road sign warns us of danger even if we might not recognise the symbol instantly. A country or sports team use colors to identify themselves through their flag and its colours. Colors are often mentioned in everyday language as well as literary terms to portray a persons feelings or emotions, being "green with envy" or "in a black mood" are familiar terms to describe jealously and feeling down.

"Signs and Symbols rule the world, not rules and law"
Confucius (551479 BC)

Color Green

Color Green

  • Facts about the Color Green

  • Color in Religion

  • Dreaming of the Color Green

  • Significance of different colors

  • History of the Color Green

  • Shades of the Color Green


Color Wheel - Color Green


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