Wednesday, March 11, 2009
seafoam to chartruse
"He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals."
-- Oscar Wilde.
Green is the most predominant colour in the natural world, and occupies the most space in the spectrum visible to the human eye. For this reason, green is the color used for night-vision goggles, as the human eye is most sensitive to green, and is able to discern the most shades of this color.
This familiar colour is a natural balance of warm and cool undertones, creating a feeling of tranquility and freshness.
Although our responses to colour vary from culture to culture, green often denotes health, peace and ecology.
Because I think night vision googles are exceedingly cool, and because I love nothing more than a day in the woods tree gazing, green is (if I must choose) my favorite colour.