Color Stories: Green


Color Stories


Notus Team

These notes contain


Color psychology suggests that certain colors are capable of evoking certain moods and may even have an influence over behavior and well-being. Sometimes these reactions are related to the intensity of a color, while in other cases they are the product of experience and cultural influences.

Green is a cool color that symbolises renewal and growth. It is the color you see the most in the natural environment. Green is also traditionally associated with money, finances, banking, ambition, greed and jealousy. 

In chromatic therapy, green is used to sooth the soul and mind. It helps loosen the body, from a mental and physical point of view. It is an excellent remedy for states of anxiety and nervousness, helping a person to regain his emotional balance and inner calm.

Photo by Joshua Ness on Unsplash


The color green has healing power and is understood to be the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view. Green can help enhance vision, stability and endurance. It is a natural choice in interior design as an ideal background or backdrop because we as humans are so used to seeing it everywhere. If you want to make a retreat in your home, where you can relax and refresh yourself, decorate that room or corner with green color. But try doing it with more raw shades of green, similar to the ones you see out in the nature, such as olive green or khaki. 


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



Olive green represents the traditional color of peace thus it makes your bedroom looks relaxing. Photo: Master Bedroom in Chevron House, by NOTUS Architects


Green also brings with it a sense of hope, health, adventure, and renewal, as well as self-control, compassion, and harmony. The green color is often used to indicate safety in the advertising of drugs and medical products. Green is directly related to nature and energy, so it is also commonly used to represent and promote ‘green’ products.


The green color is often used for medical products. Photo: Moodboard for a Pharmacy project by NOTUS Architects


Tips & facts about color green:


  • When used in combination with the color red, green is seen as a Christmas color. The colors green and red are also complimentary colors and may seems to vibrate when used together.
  • Combining green and blue together in a color palette represent nature, including the new growth of the forest and the water. Combining brown and beige with green is often associated with organic or recycled materials.
  • Green is a restful color with some of the same calming attributes of blue. Like the color blue, time moves faster in a green room.
  • Depending upon which colors are used in combination with the color green, it has both a warming and a cooling effect.



Leave a comment