Green

The word green comes from the same root as the words forgrass and grow. Germanic, Romance and Slavic languagesas well as Greek all have old terms for green which are derivedfrom words for fresh, sprouting vegetation. In some languages,such as Vietnamese and Thai, the same word is used for bothblue and green.

Green is prevalent in nature due to the chemical chlorophyll,which is involved in photosynthesis. Being ‘green’ is to be environmentally friendly. It also has strong associations withhope, youth, envy, greed, wealth and toxicity.

This shade of green, referred to as ‘Marrs Green’ was crownedthe world’s favourite colour after a poll on paper manufacturerGF Smith’s website.