Today is green day. I have rarely met a green I didn’t like, so I am excited about featuring this diverse group of colors.
Since most vegetation is green, it’s not hard to believe that green is the most prevalent color in nature. What’s really important to realize is green is not just green. The word green is not only used as a name of a color; but it is also the name of a range of green colors that vary in their makeup and personalities. This green spectrum includes six colors: chartreuse, yellow-green, spring green, green, blue-green, and aqua green. If you gaze into a garden or a woodland, it would not be surprising to see the total green spectrum represented in trees, shrubs, plants, and grasses.
Notice how beautiful the range of greens are—moving from warm chartreuse to cool aqua green. The green that lies between spring green and blue-green is temperature neutral—it doesn’t have a leaning toward warmth or coolness. Its name is green. You can see the three green families on one side of this green appear warm while the two green families on the other side appear cool. (Color temperature will be addressed in a future blog.)