Green is everywhere. It’s the most common color in the natural world, and it’s second only to blue as the most common favorite color. It’s the color we associate with money, the environment, and aliens, and it’s the color of revitalization and rebirth.
What happens to your body in the presence of green? Your pituitary gland is stimulated. Your muscles are more relaxed, and your blood histamine levels increase, which leads to a decrease in allergy symptoms and dilated blood vessels, aiding in smoother muscle contractions. In short, green is calming, stress-relieving, and – a bit paradoxically – invigorating. It’s been shown to improve reading ability and creativity.
Green stands for balance, nature, spring, and rebirth. It’s the symbol of prosperity, freshness, and progress.
As the emblematic color of Ireland, green represents the vast green hillsides, as well as Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick.
In Japan, green is regarded as the color of eternal life.
In Portugal, green is the color of hope because of its associations with spring.
In the highlands of Scotland, people used to wear green as a mark of honor.
The color green signifies mystical or magical properties in the stories of King Arthur.
Green is one color that means “low” or “guarded” in the color-coded threat system established by presidential order in March 2002. This system quickly informs law enforcement agencies when intelligence indicates a change in the terrorist threat facing the United States.
Green is the color used for night-vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive to and able to discern the most shades of that color.