Color my world… green

What your favorite color says about you. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the proximate spring season I wanted to write about the color green.

Spring is on it’s way, at least for some portions of the world. Tropical regions of course remain evergreen throughout the year while the southern hemisphere is entering it’s fall season (which means the green will soon be going bye-bye for the winter.)

Most people love the color green, I believe, even if they don’t exactly consider it their favorite. How could someone not love it? Green is the color of growth and vegetation on our planet, the latter of which gives us the oxygen we need to sustain life. For obvious reasons then, green is common color for camouflage.

Green is the color of money… well, here in the U.S. anyway. It’s a color that denotes financial success as well as harmony, prosperity, serenity, luck, jealousy, envy, health, sickness and fertility. Peace and environmental groups often use the color green in their symbology and it’s also a popular color choice for indie political parties and flags of countries.

When used in stop lights, green means that permission has been granted onto you to “go”. Most pool tables are green. Green rooms are used as waiting areas before going onstage or on-camera. Stereotypically, the color green has been used to represent dinosaurs, dragons, aliens, leprechauns and nuclear waste.

The Color Psychology of Green by VeryWellMind

Here is the breakdown of color preference by gender for the color green as compared to the world’s most popular color:

Green: Male 25%, Female 19%
Blue: Male 42%, Female 29%

This information is derived from this highly interesting article: “What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You?” by Loiuse Myers.

Personality traits:

  • Practical and fair
  • Objective and down-to-earth
  • Optimistic
  • Compassionate
  • Loves tranquility and calmness
  • Loves nature, gardening, the outdoors, etc.
  • Loves to give advice and help others
  • Inventive and a problem-solver
  • Loyal and family-oriented
  • Frank and moral
  • Reputable
  • Consistent

Based in part on this article from Big Think: “Color psychology: What does your favorite color say about your personality?“.

Scroll down for photos, links to recipes, quotes, movie and song titles, etc.

Oreo Mint Cheesecake, Things that are green
Oreo Mint Cheesecake on

Thai green chicken curry with vegetables, Things that are green
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Avocado, Things that are green
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Bread & Butter Pickles, Things that are green
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Green in song titles
"Mountain Greenery" (1956) - Mel Torme
"Ballad of the Green Beret" (1966) - Sgt. Barry Sadler
"Green, Green Grass of Home" (1967) - Tom Jones
"Green River" (1969) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Green-Eyed Lady (1970) - Sugarloaf
"It's not Easy Bein' Green" (1970) - Kermit the Frog
"The Green Grass Grows" - (1997) - Tim McGraw
"John Deere Green" (1993) - Joe Diffie
"Big Green Tractor" (2009) - Jason Aldean
"A Certain Shade of Green" (1997) - Incubus
"Greenlight" (2016) - Pitbull
100+ Songs With Green in the Title on Spinditty
Kermit The Frog, things that are green

Green in movie titles
The Green Mile (1999)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
The Green Hornet (2011)
The Green Lantern (2011)
Green Card (1990)
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Anne of Green Gables (1934)
Film Titles with the Word: Green

The Green Mile – Things that are green
Stephen King’s Green Mile

Green quotes/sayings
"I'm green with envy."
"I have a green thumb."
"Nature's first green is gold." - Robert Frost
"Deep in the meadow, under the willow, a bed of grass, a soft green pillow." - Suzanne Collins
"I think I look great in green, and I'm going to start wearing more green." - Garry Shandling
"I am in love with this green Earth." - Charles Lamb
"Even in winter it shall be green in my heart."
 - Frederic Chopin
"By the way, most of the light that comes from the sun is green." - Bill Nye
"For still there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood in every spring there is a different green."
 - J. R. R. Tolkien
"Throw me some green."
"Let's smoke some green."

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Homer Simpson at work

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12 thoughts on “Color my world… green

  1. Wow, Adora, that’s quite an impressive exploration of the green universe. I think you covered everything, though you never know. Green means “growth,” after all, and who knows where things headed after you posted?

    I know I’m stuck on the mint cheesecake. Every time I break free, I’m scrolling up again within seconds. Took me half an hour just to type these two paragraphs, as I spent so much time dreaming. You knew exactly what you were doing when you posted that link, didn’t you, Adora?

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