50 Shades of Green
- Restful and Relaxing Colour
- A Warm and Cool Effect
- March Birth Flower and Birthstone
50 Shades of Green
Green is said to be the colour of life, nature, and energy. It is considered a natural choice in interior design as a background or backdrop. Different shades, tints, and hues of green have different meanings. For example, dark green represents greed, ambition, and wealth, while yellow-green stands for sickness, jealousy, and cowardice, and olive green is the traditional colour of peace. Green also stands for new growth and rebirth, common in the spring season when plants are coming back to life
Restful and relaxing
The colour green is understood to be the most restful and relaxing colour for the human eye to view. Green can help enhance vision, stability and endurance. Whilst finding out about the healing powers of green on the internet I came across some information that stated the Peach Palm has a lot of health benefits. It is said to boost energy levels and protect vision as well as improving skin health and reducing blood pressure. Also, it aids weight loss - something I will be investigating!!
A Warm and Cool Effect
Depending upon which colours are used in combination with green, it has both a warming and a cooling effect. For example, emerald and burnt orange, lime green and pink, green and white. The national colour of Ireland is green and associated with good luck, leprechauns, clovers, and Saint Patrick’s Day.
The green colour is often used to indicate safety in the advertising of medical products. Green is directly related to nature and energy, so it is also commonly used to represent and promote ‘green’ products and environmental issues.
Climate Change Project
Like most people climate change has been on our minds a lot - causing havoc for wildlife and plant life, putting lives at risk and more recently the devastating fires. And so, for 2020 we decided to put together some designs that reflected our thoughts and caring wishes for all those affected. You may not be aware that our re-useable terracotta pots and saucers are sourced from Europe, mainly France, Spain and Italy. All our pots, saucers and wooden boxes are made to order – only our original design is photographed and then kept and offered at our twice a year sale. The designs include Animal Prints, Exotic Appeal, Orchids and Palms, Safari and Elephants – Look out for further additions to this Project.
March Flowers of the month
The March birth flower is the Daffodil and brings with it the promise of gardening and warmer sunny days
Birthstone of the month of March
Aquamarine and bloodstone are March’s two birthstones. They are very different but share the reputation of protecting our well-being. The aquamarine birthstone evokes colours of the sea. From deep green/blue to light, slightly greenish blue it symbolises purity of spirit and soul. The bloodstone birthstone is typically dark-green and contains red spots - the “blood” that brings health and strength to the wearer.
Special Days in March
6th National Dentists Day
8th Daylight Saving Day
12th Plant a Flower Day
14th Good Samaritans Day
Best Wishes from the PPP Crew