10 Great Facts About the Color Green

Written by: Luke Ward
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Last updated: July 23, 2021

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

Green Leaves

The color green signifies nature, life, youth, safety and hope. Green is the second most favorite color with blue being the first.

Read on for the top ten fast facts about this color.

Green represents ‘go’ in traffic signals, railway signals and ship signals. It is known as a safe color 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 color used for night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive and able to distinguish the most shades in that color.

The color 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 color choice for wedding gowns in the 1400’s.

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 color of Ireland.

Green was a sacred color 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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  1. Peter Bruton June 24, 2019

    Well. I was born in 1944 and I do not ever recall, as indicated at item 6, that Santa’s suit was green.

    Further. If green is such a remarkable colour why do we say ‘Green with envy?’

    Green is also used to describe someone inexperienced. Why?

    And why do we say “The other man’s grass is always greener?”

  2. Justin G March 3, 2016

    I think is green is calming

  3. Jack June 5, 2014

    Lol very cool I copied and pasted it for my school home work, thanks dude :-p But I’m still going with blue being best…lol WELDONE thnx mate it helps :-p

  4. Eli April 1, 2013

    Green is definitely my favorite color

  5. elia asmadi June 18, 2012

    green is most favoured by someone who really love nature , relaxing n it is symbolises self – respect..