Symbolic of nature, green is known to be the easiest color on the eye. It is said that the color green can actually improve vision. I don't know if that's true but it's a nice thought nonetheless. The psychology of green is that it is a calming, stress relieving, refreshing and healing color.
People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients and is believed to promote healing.
Green also symbolizes fertility and was the preferred choice of color for wedding gowns worn by 15th century brides. Today still, the color green has a sexual connotation. How many times have you heard that if you like green M & M's you're horny!?!
Currently green is one of the most popular colors to decorate with and what better place to use this peaceful, and sexy, color than in the bedroom?
Here are a few of my favorite green bedrooms.
Here is another green room I find irresistible....more dark wood, more toile de jouy. I would feel right at home here.
Did I mention that all these bedrooms feature toile de jouy? No?
All of these bedrooms feature toile.
I thought this room was pretty with the pink, Spring-ey accents but if it were mine I'd choose a different accent color like purple for a lively mix, or blue to echo nature, or perhaps brown for a hint of an organic, earthy feel. A coral/salmon shade would be pretty as well, offering a fresh and fruity mix.
Of course, I'm still liking these dark woods though!
Stanzas To Erin
Still green are thy mountains and bright is thy shore,
And the voice of thy fountains is heard as of yore:
The sun o'er thy valleys, dear Erin, shines on,
Though thy bard and thy lover forever is gone.
Nor shall he, an exile, thy glad scenes forget -
The friends fondly loved, ne'er again to be met -
The glens where he mused on the deeds of his nation,
And waked his young harp with wild inspiration.
Still, still, though between us may roll the broad ocean,
Will I cherish thy name with the same deep devotion;
And though minstrels more brilliant my place may supply,
None loves you more fondly, more truly than I.
~J. J. Callanan~
taken from the book The Poetry and Song of Ireland, for those of you who come here and share my love of poetry and history.
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