Green . . . Prompt #638

Writing Prompt:  Green

“Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment.

Green is also traditionally associated with money, finances, banking, ambition, greed, jealousy, and wall street.

The color green has healing power and is understood to be the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view.

Green also stands for new growth and rebirth, common in the spring season when all of the plants are coming back to life with fresh growth and life after the cold winter months.

The color green affects us physically and mentally in several different ways. Green is soothing, relaxing, and youthful.

Green is a color that helps alleviate anxiety, depression, and nervousness. Green also brings with it a sense of hope, health, adventure, and renewal, as well as self-control, compassion, and harmony.

Additional words that represent different shades, tints, and values of the color green: emerald, sea green, sea foam, olive, olive drab, pea green, grass green, apple, mint, forest, lawn green, lime, spring green, leaf green, aquamarine, beryl, chartreuse, fir, kelly green, pine, moss, jade, sage, yellow-green, sap, viridian.”—Bourncreative

More about the color green from Dr. Oz, The Good Life magazine, Aug-Sept 2014:

Green room

The waiting area where actors and TV guests lounge around before they’re needed onstage is called the green room.


Because green is the shade of unripe fruit and young trees, oxen with immature horns were called greenhorns. By the 17th century, that term was adapted to refer to inexperienced people.

Green with envy

Thank Shakespeare for helping to popularize the linking of green with jealousy. In the playwright’s tragedy Othello. envy is called “the green-eyed monster.”

Writing prompt: Green

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