Fern green. It’s just lush. Gorgeous with many tones, but I’m particularly enjoying its match with Petrol Blue.
As always for my colour posts, here’s a quick composition from this weeks colour story. I’ve gone for something modern and abstract. I really enjoy working this way. My drawings take me so long, so it’s really nice just to play with shapes and textures on the screen.
As I’m very much into colour psychology I thought I would share some wonderfully useless facts about the colour green (some thanks to the wonderful team at QI) . Maybe these facts about the colour green will be useful when you’re designing your next website, planning your interior decoration or even your outfit for the day:
- The word Green is closely related to the Old English verb growan “to grow”
- Green was first recorded as a colour name in English in 700
Most green in nature comes from chlorophyll, which means ‘green leaf’ in Greek (chloros, “green” + phyllon “leaf”).
Chlorophyll has a single magnesium atom at the centre of its molecule that absorbs both high-energy violet light and low-energy red light, making the reflected light appear green.
- Green is the colour used for night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive and able to distinguish the most shades in that colour.
Green is a soothing and relaxing colour that is said to help alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety. ‘Grass green’ is considered to be a very restful color.
- Green symbolizes self-respect, well-being, and balance. Color experts say to put some green in your life when you want to attain a new state of balance, when you feel the need to make changes, and when you want freedom to pursue new ideas.
I’ll leave you with Georgia O’Keefe, one of my favourite artists. Her paintings of flowers and the natural world blow me away with their vibrancy and dynamism.
Who is your colour hero? I’d love to hear about your colour heros.