What’s Your Shade Of Green?

Women UK look at one the hottest colours to hit our shops this winter. Green! So before we run to colour our hair green or buy that fabulous coat or bag, do you know what your shade of green is? We look at the colour itself and here’s what we discovered….

Since the beginning of time, green has signified growth, rebirth, and fertility. In pagan times, there was the “Green Man” – a symbol of fertility.  In Muslim countries, it is a holy colour and in Ireland, a lucky colour. It was the colour of the heavens in the Ming Dynasty.

Global Meanings of Green

  1. Green is universally associated with nature.
  2. Green symbolises ecology and the environment.
  3. Traffic lights are green all over the world.

Unique Meanings of Green in Different Cultures

  1. In China, Green may symbolise infidelity. A green hat symbolises that a man’s wife is cheating on him.
  2. In Israel, green may symbolise bad news.
  3. In Japan, the words for blue and green (“ao”) are the same.
  4. In Spain, racy jokes are “green.”

Luck or Bad Luck?

Green is a lucky culture in most Western cultures. A green shamrock symbolises this.

You won’t find many green cars at racetracks because they are considered unlucky.

Circus and travelling showmen in Australia may consider green to be bad luck.

An old English rhyme about wedding colours: “Married in green, Ashamed to be seen.”

There are more shades of green than that of any other colour. Greens range from yellow-greens, such as lime and avocado greens, to those with a blue tinge (such as emerald).  Aqua or turquoise are colours that are typically half green and half blue.

Upon hitting the shops, you will see green items everywhere, you might be wondering if you can get away with wearing green and how much of it? It’s actually a colour that anyone can pull off—if you find the right shade. The key is to match your perfect shade with your skin tone.

When it comes to going green—with your clothes, that is—you have a wide range of options. Below are the best shades of green for every skin tone, so get ready to find your perfect match!

Mint green: If you’re smitten over the pastel colour trend, then you’ll be excited about this ultra-light, equally bright green colour shade that resembles your favourite scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Get ready to look delicious!

Best for: light skin tones

Seafoam green: Another semi-pastel green colour, seafoam green tends to be a bit more subdued than mint, with just a hint more baby blue. If you have light hair, this colour will look great.

Best for: light skin tones

Emerald green: More of a gemstone girl? This jewel-toned colour is the perfect way to get in on the green trend. This jewel  shade is perfect for those with dark hair or on the opposite wheel of ash blond hair.

Best for: medium to dark skin tones

Moss green: One of the most popular colours this season, this looks great for anyone with warn toned skin, great with all you brunettes and red heads out there. This colour is great to wear with any of the autumnal colours.

Best for: Light to medium skin tones

Neon green: Honestly, there’s nothing more eye-catching than super-bright neon green. We say go for this statement colour no matter what your k=skin tone or hair colour is. Be brave and make a statement

Best for: all skin tones

Sage green: If you love subdued colours that scream minimalism, then sage green could be for you. This soft green colour borders on the edge of natural earth hues, making it a gorgeous option for a subtle yet seriously pretty shade update.

Best for: light skin tones

So whatever your shade, embrace your green side and add in some green hues this winter and update your wardrobe!

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