Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Today I am green

As Kermit the Frog said, it's not easy being green. It is a colour of pointed contradictions. Despite its cool, soothing essence, and its associations with nature and growth, fertility and positivity, and more recently as a political sign of environmental protectionism, green is also readily associated with jealousy, illness-- nausea and inexperience. It seems there are as many shades of green as there are people on the planet, probably owing to its origins in the natural world. Green is said to be a neutral colour, used by designers as they would use black or brown. But green can also hold its own as a feature colour, emanating a confidence and sureness of its own sense of purpose and place in the world as the source and origin of life from tiny chlorophyll molecules to oceans whose waters can be as green as they can be blue. I love green.

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