Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Green" Color

Today I read a very interesting story about color and I'm going to think about it.

"Green" symbolizes leaves, nature, safety and peace in Japan. When I see green color, I feel fresh and peaceful.  Green leaves and green vegetables.

Now green color is available as the color of environmental conservation on a global basis. "Green Peace" is a good example.

But sometimes green color has a different image depending on the country, culture and religion.  In Islamic states, green is regarded as a very sacred color because of Muhammad's  green turban.
On the contrary, in English,  green with envy means very jealous.

I remembered my friend.  At that moment he was in the situation to choose one umbrella. Green one or beige one.  He told me he didn't want to bring a green one because green is a female color.  I was surprised to hear that. Green is not a female color in Japan, probably neutral.

Different point of view.  I need to remember there exists a  big difference everywhere.  


  1. I have ever read an article which explained that green has an image of poison at least in the US.