In Ancient Egypt, green was the color of God Osiris: the ruler of the underworld, rebirth, and regeneration. It was a favorite color, which was connected to the annual flooding of the river Nile. The green face of Osiris stood for good health and rebirth. Did you know? In Ancient Greece the colors green and blue were considered the same color, it even got the same name.
The color is the historic color of Islam, a reference to the paradise. The color is found in almost all the flags of Islamic countries. In the 15th century, people believed that the devil was green, and was often portrayed in that color. Christmas is also having a connection with the color green. In times before Christmas was celebrated, people worshiped evergreens for their powers to stay green in winter. Romans used holly and pine as decorations for their winter solstice celebration. This celebration later evolved into Christmas.
Green and nature are inseparably connected. But that’s not the only connection, in general people associated the color with life, envy, safety, with health and poor health. Both positive and negative. The green-eyed monster is one of the many related proverbs. In China, and many other Asia countries, the association is only positive. There it’s a symbol of fertility and happiness.
The color is also the color of life. Many plants are green because they contain chlorophyll, which is involved in photosynthesis. Animals are often the color as well, in specific insects, to blend in their surrounding as camouflage.
The color is an essential color in the flower industry, in every season. Of course, it’s always present because of the stems, but also green flowers, leaves or evergreen branches play an important role. Every season got their gems, some of our favorites:
- Regarding color, this flower fits well on the spring palette: Dianthus Goblin Green is romantic and fresh at the same time.
- There is a lot of choice in Cymbidium flowers, and every kind got something special. The season of Fiona is starting in May, and you can enjoy her all summer long.
- Green Eryngium combines beautifully in fall-inspired bouquets. The color is not ordinary but got a magical shade around it.
- Only available during the winter months: Helleborus Winter Bells. The bell-shaped flowers have a striking appearance and attract your attention right away.