In the last episode of Color and Meaning we explored the color Yellow. I had a poll at the end of that post asking about how you use yellow in your fiber art or quilting. Here are the results:
For this little series I am focusing on the primaries in the Munsell color system: red, yellow, green ,blue and purple. Next up is
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which it’s loveliness arises.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry.
Green no longer just a color. Green is also a verb. You can’t even look at a green object without imposing ecological meaning on the object. It is associated with nature in all cultures. Of course, in the US it’s also the color of money. In the light spectrum that is visible to the human eye, green occupies the most space and there are more shades of green than any other color. Greens range from chartreuse to kelly green to blue-greens. Aqua is a blend of blue and green.
Green is universally seen as a color of safety and the green light is the “all’s clear” signal in all cultures.
Green is the second most popular color, behind blue, but it was the favorite of our 1st president, George Washington.
There are a wide variety of shades of greens and just about as many meanings. Some greens are soothing and relaxing while others convey sickness and negativity.
The Irish consider green to be lucky
Jade, in China, represents virtue
In Scotland, green is worn as a mark of honor
In religion, green is the color of resurrection and regeneration
Pea green with envy
Green around the gills
In quilting, green is everywhere. There are bright greens, hunter greens, pea greens, aqua greens and everything in between. It seems that every masculine quilt has either blues or greens as the primary color and you can’t make a nature-inspired quilt without including green.
How do you use green? You can check all that apply.