With the holidays being in full swing, houses are decorated, Christmas trees are trimmed and presents are being wrapped. As with all holidays, various colors are traditionally associated with the Christmas season, most notably green, red and gold. Have you ever wondered what those colors represent and how they originated? The Christmas colors get their meaning from the western/northern European traditions and customs, where Christmas being in the middle of winter is dark and cold.
Green: Evergreen plants, like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during long winters. Green also reminds people that spring will come and that winter won’t last forever. Green is also the color of the ever adored Christmas Tree!
Red: The early use of red at Christmas were the apples on the paradise tree. They represented the fall of Adam and Eve in Christmas plays. Red is also the color of Holly berries.
Gold: Gold is the color of the sun and light – both important in the dark winter. Gold is also the color of fire that people used to keep warm. Gold was one of the presents brought to baby Jesus by one of the three wise men, and is the color used to show the star that the wise men followed to the manger.
‘Tis the season to be seen wearing green!
The color green is serene, beautiful and magical. In color psychology, green relates to balance and harmony, a great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. The color green also represents growth, spring, and rebirth. This relaxing color is found abundantly on earth, and acts as a sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us to a sense of well being.
Make a holiday party entrance and feel like a queen when dressed divine in glorious green!
Green is considered a cool color on the color wheel and is known as an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally.
Positive Traits of the Color Green:
- Nature Lover
- Family Oriented
Dress in stunning green clothing and look and feel regal and royal!
For those of you that adore the color green, good news! You have various shades of this gorgeous color to choose from to spice up your winter (and summer) wardrobe!
Various Shades of the Color Green:
- Dark Green
- Emerald Green
- Grass Green
- Jade Green
- Lime Green
- Olive Green
- Pale Green
- Yellow Green
To thine own heart be true. Green is a clothing color that works perfectly well for you!
Green Fun Fact: Green is known as the color of prosperity and abundance, of finance and material wealth. Green relates to the business world, real estate and property.
Since green is the color of U.S. currency (money), step out in green and look like a million bucks, you fashion honey! You’ll be right on the money!
Tis the holiday to dress in green and know you’ll stand out in a crowd, sight unseen!
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