The Emotional Meaning Of Green
Revealing the mystery of Emerald, the clear green jewel hue. Pantone colors track the trends in fashion and interior decor and chose this as one of their colors of the year.
What this Shade Does for Our Psyche
Green has taken on a whole additional layer of meaning as it has become the catchword of all thing environmental and ecology-minded. But that is only natural as it is one of the most common colors of the world of plants. When we see green we think of nature, but is that the main feeling we get from Emerald Green?
The pure vibrant tone of Emerald skips the more negative meanings of a yellowed green, and goes to the heart of prosperity, harmony, and youth.
A feeling of being wealthy and richness is attached to the emerald gem, along with the lush luxury that a deep jewel color conveys.
Green is happy and fresh and clean and classic.
– designer Sally Steponkus
Relax and Keep Calm
All greens tend to be relaxing psychologically and give ideas of peace and calm.
Mid range greens like clear Emerald serve to increase appetite. It can lift one’s spirit and dispel depression.
Personality traits associated with green are understanding, being adaptable, sympathetic and compassionate, generosity, humility, and of a romantic nature.
Green represents safety.
How Do They Choose Color Trends?
At Home: Freshen up your interiors with a touch of green
Trends In Home Furnishings
Chosen For 2013, But Still Going Strong
I am still seeing plenty of Emerald green in home and clothes products as we close the year 2015 and go into 2016. Trends are not “fly by night” fads, rather they are slowly growing movements toward a popular feeling that people have for , say, pastels, or brights, or seasonal colors.
Buying furnishings is a longer term investment, so trendsetters try to alert the buying public to what kind of colors and designs will give them something stylish for their homes.
Entrancing Emerald takes the Lead
Don’t be green with envy, go emerald for a gem of a color trend hue. A deep jewel color, what makes emerald new, starting in 2013, is the way it is used in tandem with other brights, especially yellow gold.
How is this shade described?
- Lush, taking cue from nature’s growing plants.
- Brilliant, in homage to its jewel origins.
- Luxurious, which denotes how it makes us feel, emerald green velvet, anyone?
Follow this yellow brick road to the Emerald City of Pantone’s swatches to learn more of what emerald green could do for you.
Lush… Brilliant… Luxurious
How You Feel When You See This Hue
Those descriptive terms paired with “Emerald” can give you a clue about what styles your home might express with this color, where and how to use it.
There is always a posh element to emeralds, and they are certainly items of luxury. Silks, satins, velvets, upscale furnishings, fine antiques… all those elements certainly go with the emerald green trend. But what if you are more a whimsical, retro, or modern type? What are the ways you can use emerald green for a lighter, brighter feel? Go lush with it.
Inviting Emerald Into Your Home
The use of deep green for home goods might be best in those things that best show off the depth and sparkle that makes this color great for accents.
Think of crystal and glassware highlighted with Emerald, or a table runner for a dining room accent. Cushions or an occasional chair, slipcovered if a permanent change isn’t desired.
This is a color that give formal notes to an interior decor.
Sparkling Glass Crystal From Waterford
Waterford is one of the finest names in crystal, and this sparkling gem of a flute can mark a special occasion or commemorate one.
Emerald Green Bedroom – Fit For A Queen
Since this hue is calming and tends to lift the spirits it is a good color to wake up to …and go to bed with, so consider giving touches of restful green to your bed furnishings.
Although the Pantone Emerald Green is a more saturated color, home materials might be toned down and desaturated, while taking cue from the tonal green to green-blue hue.
Green is the fresh emblem of well founded hopes. In blue the spirit can wander, but in green it can rest
– Mary Webb.
Lush Emerald Fashion
Blue and Green Are A Classic Combination
Fresh touch of emerald in unexpected places brightens up blue jean fashion uniform.
To get a similar exciting look for summer try out these look-alikes. The combination of cobalt and Emerald is bright and fresh, and it can’t go wrong when matched up with the classic white t-shirt and blue jeans. The pairing of the bag and shoes in unmatched deeply saturated color brings a new look to the outfit which is casual, but eye-catching at the same time, The colors bring zing.
Designers carry the Emerald green banner into their fashions, and created some shining examples of how good this color can look in accessories.
The splash of an emerald colored accessory is probably the most brilliant use of this color for personal fashion.
Add it as a surprise color accent, keeping fashion forward without a big budget investment.
Pair the Pantone emerald green “with other bolds, such as royal blue, fuchsia, or purple jewel tones,” says Christina Pierce
The queen of Egypt covered her neck in emeralds. The emerald was her preferred jewel.
Trivial Emerald Green Facts
- The favorite color of George Washington? You guessed green, you were right.
- The human eye is most sensitive to and able to discern the most shades of green.
- A green flag signals the start of a car race.
- A green light means approval.
Touch of Emerald Links
- Emerald Green – The New Colour for 2013
Okay when I read the colour of the year was emerald, I thought , okay, hmmm….. well gardens are green. All things considered I like every colour in the garden and plant whatever I want. Not much of a fad person here. …