18JAN2014 - Pine Stays Green

The word green comes from the Middle English and Old English word grene, which, like the German word grün, has the same root as the words grass and grow.

For the ancient Egyptians, green had very positive associations. The hieroglyph for green represented a growing papyrus sprout, showing the close connection between green, vegetation, vigor and growth.

In the 1980s green became a political symbol, the color of the Green Party in Germany and in many other European countries.

It symbolized the environmental movement, and also a new politics of the left which rejected traditional socialism and communism.

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From Wikipedia

Green is the color most commonly associated in Europe and the U.S. with nature, vivacity and life.

Green as the color of hope is connected with the color of springtime; hope represents the faith that things will improve after a period of difficulty, like the renewal of flowers and plants after the winter season.

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Like other common colors, green has several completely opposite associations. While it is the color most associated by Europeans and Americans with good health, it is also the color most often associated with toxicity and poison.

There was a solid foundation for this association; in the nineteenth century several popular paints and pigments were highly toxic, containing copper or arsenic.

From Wikipedia

In Irish folklore and English folklore, the color was sometimes was associated with witchcraft, and with faeries and spirits. The type of Irish fairy known a Leprachaun is commonly portrayed wearing a green suit, though before 20th century he was usually described as wearing a red suit.

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Green can communicate safety to proceed, as in traffic lights. The first traffic light, using green and red gas lamps, was erected in 1868 in front of the Houses of Parliament in London. It exploded the following year, injuring the policeman who operated it. In 1912, the first modern electric traffic lights were put up in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Gambling tables in a casino are traditionally green. The tradition is said to have started in gambling rooms in Venice in the 16th century.

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In the United States green was connected with the dollar bill. Since 1861,the reverse side of the dollar bill has been green.

Green was originally chosen because it deterred counterfeiters, who tried to use early camera equipment to duplicate banknotes. Also, since the banknotes were thin, the green on the back did not show through and muddle the pictures on the front of the banknote.

Green continues to be used because the public now associates it with a strong and stable currency.

Read more @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green

There are so many shades of green in this world and Sea-Green happens to the favourite colour of this lovely soul, Chloe @ SirenaTales

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Sea green is a shade of cyan color that resembles the sea floor as seen from the surface.

My favourite colour is blue.

What is your favourite colour?

Do drop us a comment if you lovely souls out there would like to share with us your favourite colours.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead, always!

Till then,

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