In the Spring, greenery is just coming back. We see it in nature as crocus pushes their way out of snow covered ground. We also see it in fashion magazines who prepare for a new season many months in advance. For those of us experiencing frequent snowfalls, we are probably wondering if we will ever see spring green and in anticipation, we will look at a few aspects of green.
The Psychology of Green
Green is an emotionally positive color, the color of growth, renewal and rebirth – the color we associate most often with Spring. Many find green a relaxing color and associate it with nature and the outdoors. Green is made by combining the optimism of yellow and the emotional calm and insight of blue. This combination of color inspires hope and a generosity of spirit not readily available from other colors, hence its popularity. When we think of symbolizing the natural world with a color, most likely it is the lovely color green.
Spring Green for Good Luck
Ever wonder why St. Patricks Day, which occurs on March 17th, uses the color green? Drinks, clothing, wreaths, party favors, cakes, donuts- the world turns green on this day and it is not restricted to those who are Irish. It is said that St. Patrick used a three-leaved plant known as a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish who had not yet converted to Christianity. Over time, the green shamrock became the symbol, songs were populated and the holiday was celebrated by many. Each year more festivities get added; town parades, rainbow colored confetti, green top hats, Hershey kisses in green and corned beef and cabbage meals even in fine restaurants.
The phrase luck of the Irish seems to have multiple meanings. It could be that the Irish land on their feet when bad things happen, because they survived famine, war, and prejudice and found good fortune. Perhaps it came about when people of Irish descent went panning for gold out West, found more gold than other panner’s and the term ‘pot of gold’ was coined. The phrase is used almost wistfully and found often in poetry. Use of the green four-leafed clover has become a symbol of good luck.
Green in Today’s Fashion
Regardless of the weather, sweaters and jackets of all weights are a must for every season. If you follow fashion magazines and style blogs for inspiration you will notice that army green, otherwise known as camp – is a major trend. The military look, utility jackets, camp prints and unstructured garments can be found in army green hues. As Spring approaches a lightweight topper is the perfect piece for transitional dressing; drawing in trends and updating your look.
The Greens of our Spring Collection
At Earth and Moon Design, we have been thinking, designing and anticipating Spring. We take our cues from both nature and the runways to create one of a kind pieces that keep you on trend with individualistic, artisanal flair. Here’s a sneak peek of new pieces highlighting green gemstones, lampwork glass, and Czech glass. Please stay tuned to enjoy the full bloom of our upcoming Spring Collection.[products skus=” 15S03, 15S04, 15S05 ” columns=”3″ orderby=”date” order=”desc”] [products skus=” 15S06, 15S07, 15S08 ” columns=”3″ orderby=”date” order=”desc”]