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All Things Green For March 17
Aye, it's the Irish green, lads and lassies ~ and a lovely nod it is to Spring. Does Ireland really have forty shades of green? Though nobody has actually counted them, this would be a good guess - green is the dominant color in Ireland's landscape. The simple reason for this is the Irish weather. While generally described as eternally changing, it is only changing within certain parameters. The influence of the gulf stream and the general climate combine to make Ireland well-balanced.
Green! ~ we know it's a cool color temperature-wise.
Also always a cool color ~ in the way of hip!
Green's color complement is red. So when decorating or designing, join varying hues of green with varying shades of reds. Depending on the green, you could get all the way into pinks and rosy hues. If a green has a bit of blue, for instance, you could get into orange-reds and melons, as orange complements blue.
Green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.
From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth.
Green is an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally.
Green is the color of prosperity and abundance, of finance and material wealth. It relates to the business world, to real estate and property. Prosperity comes in shades of green!
Even if you're not a "green person," consider a bit of accent green in a room or decor ~ for neutrality and groundedness. But ~ who's not a green person?! And at this time of year particularly, for a bit o' good luck!
Happy St Pat's Day from RSH!
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