Friday Favorites: 10/8/2010

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Hello! Is it possible for me to have a Friday Favorites blog post without any green items in it? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! I just cannot help myself, I gravitate towards green without even thinking about it. Here are some interesting facts about the color green which help explain why. Enjoy!

Green occupies more space, in the spectrum visible to the human eye, than any other color, and is second only to blue as a favorite. Green is the most common color in the natural world, making it an ideal backdrop in design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere.

Natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology.

There is also another side to green, one associated with illness and government-issued green cards, that conjures up negative emotions, as do the "slimy" or "bilious" greens.

How the color green affects us physically
* Soothes
* Relaxes mentally, as well as physically
* Helps alleviate depression, nervousness, and anxiety
* Offers a sense of renewal, self-control, and harmony

White tree series No 1 - Original art landscape painting

Warm with you - Little birds archival print

Oval Serving Platter with Asian Inspired Texture

Shabby Cottage Bench Grass Green Farmhouse Primitive

“Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches."
-Federico Garcia Lorca

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!


PoetessWug said...

I really do learn something new every day! And that's saying something, considering that green has been my favorite color for a LOT of years!! Thanks for sharing those fun facts!...And please pop by and check out my GREEN backyard blogspot!! :-)

Melissa said...

This is so true - My favorite colors are blue and green together. I find those two colors so soothing. Thanks for the feature! ~ Melissa (MissPottery)

Mattos said...

love this friday feature and what you wrote

Kara Lennox said...

Very pretty selections. I love green and would probably paint every room some shade of green but my husband doesn't care for it on the walls.

JooJoo said...

Gorgeous picks! Thanks a lot for including my birdies among these beauties :) I adore green and it's my favorite color xo