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Crayon: Green
Intro Year:1903
Original Box:Studio & School 12
Celebrity Favorites:Jacques Nasser, Jason Grimsley, Chris Singleton

Unique Color Information

Personality Traits
cool, crisp, fresh, close to nature, clean, revitalizing, positive, refreshing, recycle, environment, nature, renewal, life, balance, spring, stability, finances, fertility, luck, success, energy, charity, growth, regeneration, hope, youth

Cultural Meanings
The Japanese word for green is “midori.” In the desert it represented the difference between life and death.* In Japan, Green Day is the celebration of Emperor Hirohito's birthday because he loved nature.

Fun Facts
You are at rest when in a green room. It is a helpful color for babies who are teething. The word green comes from the Latin root for grow.* That is one reason why green is associated with growth and nature.

Ladies of the French court carried limes with them. They often bit into them to make their lips red, a natural lipstick.* Ancient Egyptians used to paint the floors of their temples green. In early Greece, green stood for victory.

Green Bay Packers

"In music, absolute green is represented by the placid, middle notes of a violin." -Kandinsky*
"You could cover the whole world with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through." -Ilya Ehrenburg.
"The quickest way to make a red light turn green is to try to find something in the glove compartment." -Gary Doney

“Green Shirt” (Elvis Costello)

Contrasting and Complementary Colors
The contrasting color for green is red. Green type on a red background is nearly impossible to see. Green goes well with other cool colors such as purple and blue.

Green Pasture (1936), The Green Promise (1949)

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Coloring & Activities
No.21 Green
No.21 Green