My favorite color: in the mood for green

I don’t know when my penchant for green began, but green colored clothes, green colored bags and green colored accessories are always my first choice of preference. Even my favorite everyday wear at home is an army inspired shorts in camo green. And no prizes for guessing that my favorite choice of eyeshadow is also green. What I’m currently in need of, are green colored nails.

Green is considered one of the additive primary color created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan. Green is the most valuable color of jade. Green is often said to be good for our eyesight, with studies suggesting that it may even improve vision. Leafy green vegetables are good for health. Green tea has lots of antioxidant goodness. Green eyes rock, according to the song by Coldplay. And green also represents money because US dollars are also called greenback.

A pervasive color in the natural world, green is the symbolic color of environmentalism. Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish poet and playwright (1600-1681), said: “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises”.

It is also said to be the color of harmony and balance as it symbolizes hope, fertility, renewal and peace. So green is usually liked by the gentle and sincere; people who like green are supposedly frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable and are advocates of peace.

But green is also associated with envy, jealousy, inexperience, and in Chinese, no man would like to wear green hats because it means their wives are cheating on them!

I don’t know about those. But I like the sound of hope, renewal and peace. Green soothes my impatient soul and calms my wandering mind. Green motivates me and makes me happy. Maybe that’s why I love my green colored bedsheets most!

Do you like green? Share your favorite color with me!


  1. AtelierGal says:

    I’ve recently started to like the color green. Green eyeshadows. I never knew it could look that elegant…on me!

    However, these days I’m going gaga over TEAL. My mini haul yesterday all got to do with TEAL~. My new resolution this year was to be more adventurous with colors but I kept sticking with ‘safe’ colors. Well, looks like that resolution is starting to kick in ?

  2. rinaz says:

    Green! That’s my favourite colour! I wouldn’t mind living in an entire house with everything green in it ?

  3. stella says:

    yellow! it’s a happy color!

  4. pf1123 says:

    I like green. But I can’t wear clothes that are green. Or rather I have not found a green piece of clothing which I like and does not look too yellow when I wear.

    I don’t exactly have a fav colour right now. I normally choose the colour option which is more vibrant or loud in a sense.

    However, I grow to love neutral/beige eye makeup. ?

  5. Nellz says:

    ooh i am obsessed with purple ?

  6. Vonvon says:

    I wasn’t into green till I realized that green eyeshadows look so good on me. ? Even you have commented on that. So sometimes to match my eyeshadows, I got myself some green-colored clothing or those that match to wear on those days I decide to go green on my eyes! Another fav color from the green family is teal-aqua and the likes.

    But overall, my fav colors are pink and purple! Yellow too! Yellow just makes everything pop! ?

  7. sesame says:

    Teal is quite nice. But I seem to favor olive better and for brighter shade, lime!

  8. sesame says:

    Haha…my kitchen is almost all green. My bedroom is almost green too with a green cupboard.

  9. sesame says:

    Yes it is! I can’t wear yellow for my skin tone though but those who can usually look bright and fresh.

  10. sesame says:

    I used to like red and then move to liking white and now green. I don’t like pastel colored clothes or makeup so much. Too subtle for me. But neutral/beige eye makeup is something I use a lot too. Easy to apply!

  11. sesame says:

    Oh that’s a color of power! ?

  12. sesame says:

    Yes, I think green looks very nice on your skin tone. It brightens your face too. ?

  13. Gwen says:

    It’s my favourite colour too!

  14. N. says:

    I adore blue.

  15. Zephyrlite says:

    I recently fallen in love with green too. But not such that I possess a lot of green belongings or wear a lot of the colour. I’ve been on the prowl though and thanks for the great idea of having green bedsheets!

    I feel that green works most beautifully in a home. Very soothing.

  16. sesame says:

    Lovely! ?

  17. sesame says:

    I like blue as a color but not so much for clothes.

  18. sesame says:

    Yes, very soothing and calming too!

  19. pf1123 says:

    I think neutral eyes are best for work! It makes me look put together but not over done.

  20. Soos says:

    Like AtelierGal and pf1123, aqua and teal are the colors I favor. When I wear a certain aqua top, I ALWAYS receive compliments on it. I would wear more red if I could find more clothes in exactly the right shade!

    For me, green is an accent color – an olive tank top, peridot earrings, shimmery forest green eyeshadow or nail polish!

    If you have Jordana nail polish – a drugstore brand – in Singapore, they have a frosty mint green called Lemon Tropic (no, it’s definitely GREEN, not yellow) that’s appealing but not over the top. It costs all of 99 cents USD! That was on my fingers two shades ago (they are frosty amethyst now, soon to be shimmery pink/mauve!) and lasted a good TEN days! I don’t believe in spending a lot on trendy colors.

    Avon has several shades of green nail polish. Don’t know if that’s available to you in Singapore. Best to you in your quest!

  21. sesame says:

    I’ve come across the brand Avon but ascertain if we have it here. Maybe not… I need to be more diligent in my search!

  22. joy says:

    I love WHITE, its a must for my clothings and the other will be matching colour. In fact, I have all colours for my clothes, guess they alway look great with white

  23. sesame says:

    I like white too because it makes me look fresher! The thing I don’t have is a white bag. Been wanting to own one but afraid that it’ll go dirty real quickly.

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