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Facts About the Colour Green

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By Luke Ward
2017-04-08T17:04:24+00:00 Categories: Art & Design|Tags: |

The colour green signifies nature, life, youth, safety and hope. Green is the second most favourite colour with blue being the first. Read the top facts about this colour.

Green represents ‘go’ in traffic signals, railway signals and ship signals. It is known as a safe colour worldwide which is why first-aid equipment is often green. Fire escape exit signs are green in most countries, although some are red.

Green is the colour used for night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive and able to distinguish the most shades in that colour.

The colour green is often used as a symbol of sickness, you’ll most likely have noticed this in cartoons; the character often has a green face when being sick.

In North American stock markets, green is used to indicate a rise in stock prices, however In East Asian stock markets, green indicates a drop in stock prices.

Green has long been a symbol of fertility and was once the preferred colour choice for wedding gowns in the 1400’s.

Before the 1950’s Santa’s suit was originally green until Coca-Cola bought him out and changed his suit to red.

In high schools in the United States during the 1960s, it was believed that if someone wore green on Thursdays, it meant that they were gay.

Green is the national colour of Ireland.

Green was a sacred colour to the Egyptians representing the hope and joy of spring. The floors of the temples were green.

Suicides dropped by 34% when London’s Blackfriar Bridge was painted green.

Kermit the Frog doesn’t find it easy bein’ green!

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2017-04-08T17:04:24+00:00 Categories: Art & Design|Tags: |
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