Friday, March 12, 2010

Green is good for your eyes!

Found under synonyms for "green":

apple, aquamarine, beryl, bice, blue-green, chartreuse, fir, forest, grass, greenish-blue, jade, kelly, lime, malachite, moss, olive, pea, peacock, pine, sage, sap, sea, spinach, verdigris, vert, viridian, willow

My dear Mother told me that when she was a little girl, her parents would take her and my aunt for long walks in the woods - sounds basic and natural for us today, doesn't it? Sure, except that in the 40s, when she was a child, such walks were connected with the belief that actually looking at the colour green was good for your eyes! Sounds silly if we take the superstition literally but let's step back for a moment - being surrounded by green, as in nature, IS good for us, so they were clearly on to something....

There are a thousand shades of green and, therefore, a myriad of possibilities when it comes to including green in your home decor...
~try a green accent wall~
hey, that dog could use a splash of green!

~Green cabinets are funky and fun...not to mention very au courant right now!
Green is synonymous with "eco-"....

I have always been a fan of blue and green together, in the right, an Ikea cabinet was given new life with the addition of a blue background...wonder if they painted the backboard or the actual wall behind it?

One of the hottest trends these days is mixing green with South Beach colours - here, a stunning Kabloom wallpaper works its magic in combination with vibrant aqua blue splashes of colour...

Another example of green+South Beach....

Gorgeous, luscious green, and good for your eyes too!

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credits: HouseandHome
collages by AJJ


  1. That's interesting.
    I believe they were on to something - just feels like that would be true.
    Lovely examples.
    Ever heard the saying 'blue and green should never be seen ' (together)?
    Now that is nonsense - love that combo.
    Problem I have is that I'd need to look at a heck of a lot of green to improve my rapidly worsening eyesight now ! :)

  2. Jan, sometimes those old "superstitions" may make us chuckle, as if instinctively and yet, when we disarm them into their basic components, they DO make father has been drinking green tea ever since I can remember..and now, it's all the rage and you know, he is in great shape, healthy and fit! Ya, that blue and green issue is a tricky the right shades, I think the combo works beautifully!!
    Here's to happy eyes! ox

  3. Green is my favorite color! I currently have an Asparagus Green kitchen, and I do believe that green and blue can be mixed together. The key for me, is to throw in a warm punch of Red-Orange as an favorite color combo!

  4. What a beautiful post! You will, probably, be surprised but green is one of my later personal discoveries in life. I did not pay much attention to this color until few years ago. Tere is something so magical in emerald shades of green, so simple and natural in light green, and something so very chic in olive green! wishing you wonderful weekend!:-)

  5. You are very kind. Thanks, your space is wonderful, I too have pets, 3 cats! If you feel like you can see my new project, I accept criticism in order to grow, thanks dear and good life!

  6. Sorry :-) my project is: traslate in 4 linguage!!! kiss you from italy!!!