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    "ALL ABOUT COLORS"

    1st Subject: Meaning, Symbolism and Psychology of Colors
    i will start with the White Color... n ill be adding other colors n other subjects every now n then... to all members; what is ur favorite color?

    WHITE - White projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally wear white gowns, and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

    spirituality, goddess, peace, higher self, purity, virginity, reverence, simplicity, cleanliness, humility, precision, innocence, youth, birth, winter, snow, good, sterility, cold, clinical, sterility, clarity, perfection, innocence, virginity, goodness, light, fairness, safety, positivity, faith, coolness, charity, successful innovations, union, self-sacrifice, holiness, feminine divinity, pristine, chastity, positivity

    How the color white affects us physically?
    - Aids mental clarity
    - Encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles
    - Evokes purification of thoughts or actions
    - Enables fresh beginnings

    White around the globe
    - White is the traditional color worn by brides in the western world, as well as in Japan.
    - White is a color of mourning in China and parts of Africa.
    - It was the custom for the Queens of France to wear deuil blanc or "white mourning"
    - White was the color of deepest mourning among medieval European queens was white rather than black. This tradition survived in Spain until the end of the fifteenth century.
    - In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. White was associated with metal, west, and autumn.
    - A white flag is universally recognized as a symbol of truce.
    - The Japanese have six distinct terms to define whiteness.
    - The ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams.

    Religious & mythological associations with white
    - In Christianity, a white lily represents the Madonna.
    - On Yom Kippur the Grand Rabbi dresses in white to restore an amiicable relationship between God and his people.
    - In the Bible, white represents the color of light and is an emblem of the divine.

    Political associations with white
    - A person who is politically ultraconservative is sometimes referred to as white.

    Interesting information about white
    - According to Pantone Inc., white is the best selling color for the classic american t-shirt.
    - More shades of white are available commercially than any other color.
    - White clothing typically becomes translucent when wet.
    - The appearance of white in a dream is thought to represent happiness at home. White castles are a symbol of achievement, destiny perfectly fulfilled, and spiritual perfection.
    - Originally, scientists wore beige coats. In the late 19th century, medical professionals chose white ones. The color white was chosen because of the idea of hope and expectations for healing and recovery that the physicians would bring.

    White in athletics and sports
    Dr. Jigor Kano, founder of Judo, created divisions among students using Belt colors, in order to give students recognition for certain achievements. The white belt represents innocence, purity, and virginity of the soul and mind, just as in church the meaning of a white garment is sinless life.

    White as a signature color
    Richard Meier (born October 12, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American architect known for his rationalist designs and the use of the color white.

    Popular phrases that include white
    - White Christmas: the appearance of snow on Christmas day
    - White elephant: a possession that no longer holds value for its owner
    - White flag: the signal of a peaceful surrender
    - White goods: a description of household items, such as linens, towels, and appliances
    - White hot: extreme manner of intensity
    - White lie: a harmless untruth usually told out of politeness
    - White sauce: a sauce made from stock, butter, flour and seasonings
    - White feather: a symbol of cowardice

    Quotes about white
    - "White...is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black...God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white." -- G. K. Chesterton

    - "The first of all single colors is white ... We shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no color can be seen; yellow for the earth; green for water; blue for air; red for fire; and black for total darkness." -- Leonardo Da Vinci

    - "ELOQUENCE, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white." -- Ambrose Bierce

    - Black and white are absolute...expressing the most delicate vibration, the most profound tranquility, and unlimited profundity. -- Shiko Munakata

    - Never use pure white; it doesn't exist in nature. -- Aldro T. Hibbard

    - The great black and white draftsman, the sculptor, and the blind man know that form and color are separate. The form itself is what the blind man knows...Color is surface skin that fits over the form. -- John Sloan

    - White covers a multitude of sins. -- Jonathan Milne

    What it says about you when you buy a white vehicle
    - There is no question that the vehicle you drive is an extension of your personality -- an unspoken but clear message to the rest of the world.
    - The message you send by driving a vehicle that is White: Fastidious.

    White in the garden
    - White is considered a neutral color in landscape design. Its appearance can be used as a background for other colors.
    - White can brighten up a garden and is a good choice for dark areas of a landscape.
    - "Moon gardens" consist of all white flowering plants. This type of garden gives the illusion of glowing in the moonlight, making them a good choice for areas you spend time in during the evening.
    - In general, white and pale flowers are more strongly scented than their darker counterparts.

    White and our sense of taste
    - White teas are the most delicate of all teas. Great care is taken so that only the youngest leaves are used. The finest varieties are appreciated for their unmatched subtlety, complexity, and natural sweetness.

    White and our sense of smell
    - The rich, sweet scent of French Vanilla is a strong and creamy fragrance that is great year round. It is a scent that is calming, consoling, soothing, purifying, and centering.
    - The strong floral scent of the Gardenia blossom has a mood-lifting and sensual appeal.
    - "Coconut" was the original scent of the white colored Magic Scents Crayons from Binney & Smith Inc., introduced in 1994 with mostly food scents. However, there were numerous reports that children were eating the food-scented crayons, so the food scents were retired and replaced with non-food scents. The scent for the color white became "baby powder."

    j sais pa pkoi fi osas khtafit men this thread loool thats why am doin the edit thingy haha
    so my favorite color is black ... (turquoise, green as well)
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    Blue Royal Blue to be precise...
    Their Blood shall not go in vain.



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    Quote Originally Posted by reine
    Blue Royal Blue to be precise...
    nice choice
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    continuation of 1st Subject: Meaning, Symbolism and Psychology of Colors

    BLACK - Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions, too much can be overwhelming. Black represents a lack of color, the primordial void, emptiness. It is a classic color for clothing, possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated.

    protection, repelling negativity, binding, shapeshifting, power, sexuality, sophistication, formality, elegance, classy, wealth, power, mystery, fear, evil, anonymity, unhappiness, depth, style, evil, sadness, remorse, anger, underground, modern music, space, high quality, bad luck, formality, reservedness, dignity, elegance, secretiveness, fear of the unknown, night, emptiness, dirtiness, sophistication, strength of character, dramatic, authority, prestige, grief, anger, reliability, strong, classic, strength, anti-establishment, modernism, serious.

    How the color black affects us physically
    - makes one feel inconspicuous
    - provides a restful emptiness
    - is mysterious by evoking a sense of potential and possibility

    Black around the globe
    - In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. Black was associated with water, north, and winter.
    - In Aztec culture, black represented war because black obsidian glass was used as the cutting edge of battle swords. It was also the symbol of religion; priests wore no other color but black.
    - In the west, black is the color of mourning but the custom of wearing unadorned black clothing for mourning dates back at least to the Roman Empire, when the Toga pulla made of dark-colored wool was worn during periods of mourning.
    - In rural areas of Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece widows will wear black for the rest of their lives. The immediate family members of the deceased will wear black for an extended period of time.
    - In England, taxi cabs are traditionally black.
    - In China, black is a traditional clothing color for boys.

    Political associations with black
    - Mussolinis Fascist militia was known as "the Blackshirts."
    - Black is the color of the Portuguese political party Leftwing Bloc.

    Interesting facts about black
    - A black cat crossing one's path is considered bad luck in many cultures, except in England, where spotting a black cat is considered good luck.
    - Black implies weight -- people will think a black box weighs more than a white one.
    - The color black is associated with sophistication and power...tuxedos, limousines, judge's robes, and priests' attire are all typically black.
    - Musicians in an orchestra pit often wear all black during live concerts, so as not to draw attention away from the stage performers.
    - The color black is so widely regarded as sophisticated in fashion that the term "the new black" is often used to describe and give merit to a color trend.
    - One old wives' tale claims that if a woman is buried wearing the color black, she'll come back to haunt the family.
    - Dr. Jigor Kano, founder of Judo, created divisions among students using Belt colors, in order to give students recognition for certain achievements. The Black Belt is the highest color belt in most martial arts, including ITF and WTF of Tae Kwon Do. Black symbolizes the combination of all colors of the universe. From black, all colors originate and spring up to create the lively rainbow. The Black Belt is the beginning of true achievement, understanding and wisdom, and blending the mind and the body into one, into a unity within oneself and with the universe.

    Black in athletics and sports
    - Football teams include the Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, and Carolina Panthers.
    - Baseball teams include the Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Black as a signature color
    - Johnny Cash -- This country music icon was referred to as the man in black."
    - Roy Orbison -- His trademark black sunglasses caused a lot of speculation.
    - Kiss -- American rock band Kiss was known for their black wigs, black clothes, and painted faces.

    Companies or brands identified with black
    - Chanel

    Popular phrases that include black
    - Black comedy: creating comedy out of a tragic event or situation
    - Black coffee: coffee without milk
    - Black belt: the highest awarded belt in the martial arts
    - Blackball: voting against someone in a secret manner to prevent them from becoming a member of a club
    - Blackmail: to demand payment or action by means of a threat
    - Black sheep: a bad character in an otherwise respectable group
    - Black day: a bad day; often used before the name of a paticular day to symbolize a tragic event, such as black Tuesday or black Friday.

    Quotes about black
    - "I've been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black." -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    - "Black is real sensation, even if it is produced by entire absence of light. The sensation of black is distinctly different from the lack of all sensations." -- Hermann von Helmholtz

    - "I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, / Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town, / I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, / But is there because he's a victim of the times." -- Johnny Cash

    - "Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real." -- Amy Grant

    - "People can have the Model T in any color - so long as it's black." -- Henry Ford

    - "Black is not a color." -- Edouard Manet

    - "There's something about black. You feel hidden away in it." -- Georgia O'Keeffe

    - Black seems to make a colour cloudy, but darkness doesn't. A ruby could thus keep getting darker without ever becoming cloudy; but if it became blackish red, it would become cloudy. -- Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

    - "Black is a color of power and strength, and to see all those players, with the captains linking their arms in front - it's a powerful picture." --H ayden Fry

    What it says about you when you buy a black vehicle
    - There is no question that the vehicle you drive is an extension of your personality -- an unspoken but clear message to the rest of the world.
    - The message you send by driving a Black vehicle: Empowered, not easily manipulated, loves elegance, appreciates classics.

    Black in the garden
    - Why grow black flowers? Not just for the sake of having a conversation piece in your garden, although they are good for that. The best reason is because they have so many design uses. For example, black flowers are great for cooling down hot colors, like fire-engine-red 'Lucifer' crocosmia or hot-orange Mexican sunflower.
    - The magic of black flowers has attracted our attention for centuries. Black tulips and black roses appear to originate from a fairytale world.
    - A pure black flower is the Holy Grail of plant breeders worldwide. Their improbable and "unnatural" color inspires a powerful feeling of mystical expectation. Read more about black flowers from the
    - Creating a black garden needs to be given some thought. Is your aim formal or modern? Do you wish to use black as accents and highlights or as the main color? Forget people who say that black cannot be used on its own and don't argue over what is or is not black, just simply plant it. Use the differing tones and hues to enhance the overall feeling. Be certain of one thing: this color is not gloomy. It is modern, vibrant, and sexy. It mixes so easily with other colors of the spectrum, above all with green, chartreuse, gold, and silver.

    Black and our sense of taste
    - Black tea accounts for over 90% of the tea consumption in the western world. The characteristic flavors of black tea range from flowery to fruity, nutty, and spicy and emerge during the production process.
    - A pinch of black pepper is added to almost every type of recipe imaginable. Once used as currency and presented to the gods as a sacred offering, it is fortunate that this most popular of spices is available throughout the year.
    - True licorice candy contains an extract from the root of the licorice plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra. This licorice root has been used since ancient times to flavor and sweeten candies, teas, throat lozenges, pharmaceuticals, and other products. Today many, but not all, black licorice candies are flavored with licorice extract.

    Black and our sense of smell
    - Anise: Licorice scent. An all time favorite of licorice lovers. Aromatherapy benefits: Cheering, sense-enhancing, mildly euphoric.
    - Licorice: mysterious, spicy-sharp, almost louche -- as scents go, licorice is notoriously polarizing. Blended into perfumes, it gives otherwise ho-hum fragrances a "sexy, murky spin." Cristina Mueller (Lucky magazine Sept. 2006)
    - "Licorice" was the original scent of the black colored Magic Scents Crayons from Binney & Smith Inc., introduced in 1994 with mostly food scents. However, there were numerous reports that children were eating the food-scented crayons, so the food scents were retired and replaced with non-food scents. The scent for the color black became "leather jacket."

    kamen sth disappeared from this post lol kif j sais pa haha... thats why i clicked on the edit thingy n modified the post...

    anw... tell us what's (r) ur favorite color(s)
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    GRAY - Gray is the color of intellect, knowledge, and wisdom. It is perceived as long-lasting, classic, and often as sleek or refined. It is a color that is dignified, conservative, and carries authority. Gray is controlled and inconspicuous and is considered a color of compromise, perhaps because it sits between the extremes of black and white. Gray is a perfect neutral, which is why designers often use it as a background color.

    security, reliability, intelligence, staid, modesty, dignity, maturity, solid, conservative, practical, old age, sadness, boring, practicality, professional, sophisticated, durability, quality, quiet, conservativeness, gloominess, sadness

    How the color gray affects us physically
    - Unsettles
    - Creates expectations

    Religious & mythological associations with gray
    - Gray is the color for Lent in Christianity.
    - Gray is representative of mourning and repentance in Christianity.

    Political associations with gray
    - The Confederate Army wore gray uniforms during the Civil War.

    Interesting information about gray
    - The New York Times is sometimes called Gray Lady."
    - Gray represents non-involvement, giving it a formal authority.
    - Gray is associated with intellect and the brain is composed of gray matter."
    - Gray is representative of pessimism.
    - The human eye can distinguish about 500 shades of gray.

    Gray in athletics and sports
    - The "Gray Cup" refers to the Canadian Football League championship game and also to the trophy given to the winning team.

    Popular phrases that include gray
    - Gray market: the business of buying or selling items that are priced below what has been regulated.
    - Gray mood: an unhappy mood.
    - Gray area: caught between two differing views

    Quotes about gray
    - The man who can see all gray, and red, and purples in a peach, will paint the peach rightly round, and rightly altogether. But the man who has only studied its roundness may not see its purples and grays, and if he does not will never get it to look like a peach; so that great power over color is always a sign of large general art-intellect.

    - The fundamental gray which differentiates the masters, expresses them and is the soul of all colour. -- Odilon Redon

    - Better gray than garishness. -- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

    - If I see everything in gray, and in gray all the colors which I experience and which I would like to reproduce, then why should I use any other color? I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray! -- Alberto Giacomettii

    What it says about you when you buy a gray vehicle
    - There is no question that the vehicle you drive is an extension of your personality -- an unspoken but clear message to the rest of the world.
    - The message you send by driving a vehicle that is Silver or Gray: Elegant, loves futuristic looks, cool.

    Gray in the garden
    - The Jerusalem Sage has sweet-smelling gray leaves with yellow flowers during the summertime.
    - The Salvia Leucantha Silver Edge has beautiful gray flowers.

    Gray and our sense of smell
    - The Magic Scents Crayons from Binney & Smith Inc. were introduced in 1994 with mostly food scents. However, there were numerous reports that children were eating the food-scented crayons, so the food scents were retired and replaced with non-food scents. The scent for the color gray became campfire."
    - Yankee Candle Company offers a variety of scented silver and gray candles. Among them are Sun & Sand and Sage & Citrus.
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    p.s: can we move this thread to "Art & Design Showroom" section?
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    GREEN - Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color. Green is the pervasive color in the natural world, making it an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere.

    The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology. However, there is an "institutional" side to green, associated with illness and government-issued green cards, that conjures up negative emotions, as do the "slimy" or "bilious" greens.

    earth mother, physical healing, monetary success, abundance, fertility, tree & plant magic, growth, food, hope, personal goals, resurrection, renewal, youth, stability, endurance, freshness, nature, environment, tranquil, refreshing, quiet, hope, immortality, health, healing, good luck, renewal, youth, jealousy, inexperience, trees, grass, vigour, growth, harmony, responsiveness, generosity, safety, envy, misfortune, quietude, compassion, renewal, moderation, nurturing, diplomacy, calm, contemplation, joy, love, abundance, balance, self-control, inexperience, hope, good omens, soothing, sharing, dependability, friendliness

    How the color green affects us physically
    - Soothes
    - Relaxes mentally, as well as physically
    - Helps alleviate depression, nervousness, and anxiety
    - Offers a sense of renewal, self-control, and harmony

    Green: The color of the heart chakra
    - Green is the color of the Heart Chakra, also known as Anahata.
    - This chakra is located at the center of the chest area and is linked to the heart, lungs, circulatory system, cardiac plexus, and the complete chest area.
    - The Heart Chakra bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds. Opening the Heart Chakra allows a person to love more, empathize, and feel compassion.
    - Gemstones that will aid the Heart Chakra include jade and malachite.

    Green around the globe
    - Green is used worldwide to represent safety.
    - In several religions, green is the color associated with resurrection and regeneration.
    - In Ghardaia and other parts of M'zab, houses painted in green indicate that the inhabitants have made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
    - Green, blue-green, and blue are sacred colors in Iran, where they symbolize paradise.
    - As the emblematic color of Ireland, green represents the vast green hillsides, as well as Ireland's patron saint, St. Patrick.
    - In Japan, green is regarded as the color of eternal life.
    - In Aztec culture, green was considered to be royal because it was the colour of the quetzal plumes used by the Aztec chieftains.
    - The solid green flag of Libya is currently the only national flag of a single color.
    - In China, jade stones represent virtue and beauty.
    - In Portugal, green is the color of hope because of its associations with spring.
    - In the highlands of Scotland, people used to wear green as a mark of honor.
    - There is a superstition that sewing with green thread on the eve of a fashion show brings bad luck to the design house.

    Religious & mythological associations with green
    - In several religions, green is the color associated with resurrection and regeneration.
    - Green is the color of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
    - The prophet Mohammed wore a green cloak and turban.
    - The God of fertility in Celtic myths was associated with green.
    - Green is the color associated with Sunday in the Catholic church and the altar cloth is usually green for Sunday services.
    - Green is the color that represents Irish-Catholics, while orange represents Irish-Protestants.

    Political associations with green
    - Ecological supporters adopted green as the color to represent their movement.

    Interesting information about green
    - Green was the favorite color of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
    - The color green signifies mystical or magical properties in the stories of King Arthur.
    - Green is one color that means "low" or "guarded" in the color-coded threat system established by presidential order in March 2002. This system quickly informs law enforcement agencies when intelligence indicates a change in the terrorist threat facing the United States.
    - Green is the color used for night-vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive to and able to discern the most shades of that color.
    - Bright green is the color of the astrological sign "Cancer."
    - Green ribbons have been used by a range of environmental groups to symbolize organ donation and transplant, awareness of Bipolar Disorder, solidarity with Chechnya, and support of farmers in America.
    - Modern absinthe dates from 1792, when Dr. Pierre Ordinaire commercialised it as a cure-all. Then, Henri-Louis Pernod founded the Pernod Fils absinthe company in 1805, seeing its aperitif potential. Absinthe's moment came with the 1840's Algerian wars, when French soldiers drank it as a prophylactic against disease. They brought it home, and by the 1860s, Parisian cafes had established 5pm as "l'heure verte" - "the green hour."
    - NASCAR racers have shared a bias against the color green for decades. Reportedly, it began after a 1920 accident in Beverly Hills, California, that killed defending Indianapolis 500 champion Gaston Chevrolet. It was the first known racing accident in the United States to kill two drivers, and Chevrolet reportedly was driving a green car. Tim Richmond once refused to drive a car sponsored by Folger's decaffeinated coffee because the primary color was green. He wound up in the Folger's regular coffee car - and its red scheme. But the fear of green cars is fading, primarily because sponsors are willing to pay $15 million to splash their colors on a race car. Green is now the primary color of cars driven by Mayfield, Marlin, and J.J. Yeley.

    Green in athletics and sports
    - In auto racing, a green flag signals the start or resumption of a race.
    - The green belt in Judo symbolizes green trees. Just as a green tree is the tallest living thing, so should our own pursuit of knowledge be, aiming high and keeping the goal of our achievement (top of the trees) in high esteem.

    Green as a signature color
    - Kermit the Frog

    Companies or brands identified primarily with green
    - H&R Block
    - BP
    - Heineken
    - Starbucks
    - The Masters Golf Tournament
    - Rolling Rock
    - Garnier Fructis
    - John Deere

    Popular phrases that include green
    - Get the green light: get approval to move ahead or proceed with a project or task
    - Green corn: the young, tender ears of Indian corn
    - Green thumb (US) or Green fingers (UK): an unusual ability to make plants grow
    - Green room: a room (in a theater or studio) where performers can relax before or after appearances
    - Greenback: a legal-tender note issued by the United States government
    - Greener pastures: something newer or better (or perceived to be better), such as a new job
    - Green with envy: jealous or envious
    - Greenhorn: novice, trainee, beginner
    - Green around the gills: marked by a pale, sickly, or nauseated appearance
    - Turn green: to look pale and ill as if you are going to vomit
    - Going green: when someone or something makes changes to help protect the environment, or reduces waste or pollution

    Quotes about green
    - Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches." -- Federico Garcia Lorca

    - "Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." -- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

    - "He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals." -- Oscar Wilde

    - Absolute green is the most restful color, lacking any undertone of joy, grief, or passion. On exhausted men this restfulness has a beneficial effect, but after a time it becomes tedious. -- Wassily Kandinsky

    - Green represents the dead image of life. -- Rudolf Steiner

    What it says about you when you buy a green vehicle
    - There is no question that the vehicle you drive is an extension of your personality -- an unspoken, but clear message to the rest of the world.
    - The message you send by driving a vehicle that is Dark Green: Traditional, trustworthy, well-balanced.
    - If, however, your vehicle is a Bright Yellow-Green, you give a different impression: Trendy, whimsical, lively.

    Green in the garden
    - Green is one of the cooler colors in landscape design and it brings a soothing element to the garden.
    - Green plants visually recede, helping to make a small space appear larger.
    - Green's complimentary color in the garden is red; red flowers stand out beautifully against green.

    Green and our sense of taste
    - Green vegetables are abundant and most are very nutritious. Although not seen as frequently, there are also green fruits. A few of my favorites are listed below.
    - There are two main types of limes -- regular green limes, officially known as Persian limes, and the much smaller (and higher in acidity) Key lime.
    - Bright green and crunchy green beans are available at your local market throughout the year. They are in season from summer through early fall, when they are at their best and the least expensive.
    - The fleshy green spears of asparagus are both succulent and tender and have been considered a delicacy since ancient times.
    - The hearty structure, fresh appearance, and ease of preparation, combined with its exceptional nutritional value, help to make broccoli one of the favorite vegetables of health-conscious American consumers.
    - Packed with more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of orange, the bright green flesh of the kiwi fruit speckled with tiny black seeds adds a dramatic tropical flair to any fruit salad.
    - Green tea is rapidly gaining popularity in the western world. Its natural aroma and widely acclaimed health benefits make green tea appealing to both the tea lover and the previously non-tea drinker. Many varieties of green tea are available at SpecialTeas.

    Green and our sense of smell
    - "Lime" was the original scent of the bright green colored Magic Scents Crayons from Binney & Smith Inc., introduced in 1994 with mostly food scents. However, there were numerous reports that children were eating the food-scented crayons, so the food scents were retired and replaced with non-food scents. The scent for the color bright green became "eucalyptus."
    - AromaPod, a scented lifestyle tool, uses the color green with the scent that provides calm.
    - Lime is a fragrance that is refreshing, uplifting, and purifying. It is an aroma that can be cooling on the hot days of summer.

    Dark green : money, ambition, greed, jealousy, heaviness, prestige, promotes concentration
    Yellow-green/lime green : sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy, nausea - don't use this colour for promoting food products as it's an appetite depressant.
    Olive green : peace
    Avocado : 60s and 70s refridgerators
    Blue greens : most accepted colour group across gender lines

    next color: RED
    Last edited by nora; 08-05-2009 at 04:29 AM.
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