When we first see the color green we think of Life. Green means growing, health, renewal and environment. Others will view green as envious, jealousy and inexperience. A bright or light green can give off a fresh and spring time feeling while darker olive greens bring on thoughts of army uniforms and the military. Green can have a calming effect. In a home design, plants are often used to bring green into the surroundings.
Some colors are known as warm colors such as red, yellow and orange. Green, along with blue are considered cool colors and symbolize spring-like green growth and cool blue water. The color green is thought to bring a feeling of tranquillity and is also known for its good luck. Research has shown that the color green can actually improve a students reading ability. When a transparent green sheet is placed over reading text it will increase the readers speed and comprehension. It may be because of a calming and relaxed state that the color of green puts us in. Many television shows will sit waiting guests in a "Green room" to relax and relieve their stress. Many nurses and hospital workers will wear a pale green to soothe their patients.
When designing a webpage the use of green can set the mood of the site. Choosing the colors for your website is just as important as the design that goes into your logo. Start designing your website by selecting your colors. If you choose a monochromatic color scheme, you can use different shades of green along with a neutral color, such as white or gray. Add an accent color such as red to bring attention to the areas you want noticed. Analogous color schemes will use colors that are found next to each other on the color wheel. Shades of greens and blues can make a calming webpage. If you choose to go with contrasting colors with one choice green, the opposite of green is red and you may end up with a page that appears to be advertising the Christmas holiday. Text in a contrasting color is often difficult to read. Use contrasting colors wisely.
Have you ever thought of people who are color blind and what they actual see when viewing a website? The hues found in contrasting colors such as red and green appear the same to color blind people making it difficult and sometimes impossible to view a page using these colors. 1 out of ever 20 people have problems viewing this color combination.
Using a neutral color in the background with red along one side, black text and highlighted text in red would be the best way to engage the colors red and green in your page for everyone to enjoy. Other combinations of contrasting colors are viewed the same way by the color blind. Take this into account when designing your page. When designing, imagine the two contrasting colors as one color. If you are placing green text on red it would be the same for you as putting black on black.
There are many things to consider when creating your website. Choosing your colors wisely can help encourage visitors to return. Remember that green represents not just growth but money.
A lot of psychologists have studied the psychological significance of color preferences. There are many sites on this subject that can be googled. The first one on the Google list if you type in "Psychological Significance of Colors" is "Meaning of Colors in Color Psychology." Many of the people who answered your question have specified that they favor purple. This is an excerpt from what that entry says about purple:
This color relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts.
Most of the people who responded to this question were females. Women seem much more sensitive to colors than men. Also a lot harder to satisfy. Personally I have found that colors bug me. In fairly recent years the clothing merchants have tried to get men more interested in choosing colors, but I have found it frustrating and annoying. If I buy a brown shirt then I can't wear it with a pair of blue pants, so I need a pair of brown pants. But then I can't wear brown pants with a black belt or black shoes. And of course if I wear brown pants I can't have a brown shirt of the same shade or I would like like a deliveryman in uniform; so I have to wear, like, brown pants with a tan shirt, or tan pants with a brown shirt. Women have to have several purses and many pairs of shoes, and it must take them a long time to be sure that everything matches everything else. But I think they like shopping and choosing clothes and even taking things home and bringing them back to the store if they decide they really don't like them.
I don't want to spend any time or mental energy choosing shirt, shoes, pants, jacket, etc., and then have to go through the same thing the next day. I have decided to wear nothing but brown and tan as well as anything that will go with brown and tan, such as shades of red or just plain white. I don't want to think about it. I would like to be able to pull things out of the drawer and the closet and put them on knowing that whatever I had would match.
I read that Alfred Hitchcock owned twelve black suits, twelve white shirts, and several identical black neckties and several identical pairs of black shoes. That sounds pretty extreme, but I can sympathize with him. Any time you see a photograph of him he is sure to be wearing a black suit with a white shirt and a black tie.
Mark Twain decided that he liked a white suit, so he had a tailor make up about a dozen identical white suits, and he is wearing all white in any picture of him you are likely to see.
I have occasionally asked myself what my favorite color is. I still don't know. Green is a good color--for grass and trees. But I would never own a green car, or a purple one.