Green is the colour of a human eye’s perception of light that has a wavelength of 520-570nm.
It is not a primary color, it is obtained when combining blue and yellow. The complementary color of blue is magenta, according to the HSV color wheel. Green is associated with the heart chakra, which refers to organs that include the heart, breasts and the circulatory system. This chakra is associated to love in all of its forms, and to the capability to give and receive unconditional love.
Green is used nowadays in color healing therapy, because of the effects it has upon people. It is known to have a therapeutic effect, and to bring balance in one’s life, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It has a refreshing effect, it gives regenerative powers, and galvanizes physiological processes in our body and can induce a state of cheerfulness.
This is why, in chromotherapy, green is used in the treatment of diseases like: heart diseases, fatigue problems, immune system problems, allergies, breast cancer, headaches, arterial hypertension, obsessions and also some phobias.
Green should not be used when treating people who are to interiorized, because it will worsen their situation. Being able to bring balance in one’s life, to reduce obsessions and to help harmonize the activity of the heart, it is no wonder that green is the favorite color of a many people, normally this colour follows after blue in preferences.
There are a number of artists or philosophers that believe that this colour is a powerful colour, a few famous words from Pedro Calderon de la Barca, who said: "Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."
One of the reasons people find so much comfort in green is that it can symbolize life itself, or the reappearance of life (in spring, when everything turns to green). Also, worldwide, green is used to represent safety.
In several religions, green represents regeneration or resurrection. In Japan, green represents eternal life. Libya is the only country in the world to have its flag of only one color, and that color is green. In Portugal, green represents hope, because it is also the color of spring.
In Celtic myths, green is associated with the god of fertility. Other interesting facts about green are: if you own a green car, people will think that you are trustworthy and well-balanced, and also trendy. George Washington’s favorite color was green, some people can’t distinguish green from red, and if you paint a room in green, it will give a sense of balance.
So, if you like green, you are likely to be generous, compassionate, harmonious, who loves nature, children and life, and according to color healing therapy green will help you bring balance back in your life and also help face more difficult problems like heart diseases.