Colour Therapy: wearing green clothing (Part 2)

I wrote a little while back about the significance of wearing green clothing and promised to get back with some further thoughts on the subject.

Colour is such a fascinating subject isn’t it and I’m sure I could write a list as long as my arm of all the keywords linked with green but what I really wanted to do was give a bit more insight into how wearing this colour can affect your energy levels and what subtle effects it can have on those around you.

Green shades with fuchsia, pink, yellow, salmon and co.

Many years ago when I trained as a colour therapist we learned how to channel the different colour vibrations through hands on healing and spring green was one of the central colours we worked with. Chlorophyl is truly the juice of life and represents a potent energiser and balancer of all dis-ease. And although the other colours are categorized as either magnetic (the warming reds, oranges and yellows) or electric (all the blues and purples), green is neutral and can be used to bring things back to centre.

For this reason, many people report feeling very safe and comfortable in green as it is in a way the protector. It is a good choice for people who are recovering from illness or who have been feeling down and need a bit of a helping hand.

Some of you reading this will know a bit about the Eastern chakra system, the 7 main energy centres in our bodies. It is interesting to note that green is associated with the heart chakra, the central one and the key to higher realms as it is linked with compassion and unconditional love. But did you know that the colour pink is also linked with the heart chakra? Soft greens and pinks have similar vibrations and so you can either combine them or interchange them when choosing clothing. These shades are perfect for people who are seriously ill, maybe even terminally, as they have a very soft, soothing, heart-opening energy. For the same reason you can dress your younger children in these shades as they help them to feel safe and protected.

Generally a person wearing green clothing is likely to instill trust and confidence in the people he or she is dealing with as it is non-threatening and induces a feeling of calm.

I’ve found through my silk painting that all sorts of green shades do indeed harmonise with all sorts of other shades. There don’t seem to be any hard and fast rules.ย  I personally love touches of pink and fuchsia intermingled with soft greens. I know from feedback from many of you that you also like to experiment and have favourite green/other colour combinations ranging from peaches, pinks, salmon, blues, purples and many more. Your own colouring and personality will determine what you can carry off and what you need to avoid.

And there’s one last thing I wanted to share with you on this topic. Various shades of green areย  linked with wealth and affluence. So if you tend to wear a lot of green, it could be a sign that you feel comfortable handling and managing your money or indeed are a good manifester of wealth. Maybe this is something to think about next time you want to go and ask your bank manager for a loan. Instil a bit of confidence in him by wearing a smart green blouse or shirt. Definitely worth a try.

I was wondering if you had had any experiences of using green in any particular way and had noticed clear results. I’d love to hear about it so do leave your comments in the box below.

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47 Responses to Colour Therapy: wearing green clothing (Part 2)

  1. As I’ve written before, I didn’t wear green until adulthood because I was told it wasn’t “my” color! I’ve learned that the undertones are quite important–I look sickly when there are yellow or orange undertones but look good with other varieties.
    I absolutely love the photo showing the other colors with green. Makes me want to wear them.

    I used to go to a certain cafe that had gorgeous mint green walls. I found it extremely comforting and restful to write there. I have also done chakra work and have experience with visualizing green.

    Glad to be reading about green; finding it quite peaceful!

    Judy Stone-Goldman
    The Reflective Writer
    http://www.thereflectivewriter.com

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Lovely to hear from you again Judy. Yes, the photo does make the combinations look quite enticing, doesn’t it? Interesting what you say about the cafe. Workrooms are also great in green for relaxed focus. Thanks for your comments.

  2. Kathi Joy says:

    How inspiring! With Spring in the air as well I appreciate knowing the deeper meanings of this color and ways to integrate it into my life. Thanks!

  3. Hi Fiona – love this post. Very interesting – I want more! I would love to know about each color and the chakra etc
    I never thought about green that way before with the cholorphyl – fabulous! Rachel

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Great to get that feedback from you Rachel. I shall certainly post some information about the chakras in the near future and see where it leads. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Jillian says:

    You are bringing back some of my favorite outfits to dress my girls in when they were babies. We didn’t find out the sex of our first baby, so of course received a LOT of green and yellow clothing at her showers, along with creams and whites. When she was born, we received a ton of pink clothing, either as hand me downs or from people who were excited about buying those tiny dresses, hats and bows. Those soft green and pink hues were so flattering on her, they are still my favorite combination for her skin tone. Her room now is soft green, buttery yellow and mellow purple accents. Still so soothing for her!

    With our second child, we did know we were having a girl, and she naturally received many of the same clothes. To this day, she still loves the combo of green and pink, and picked the two colors to decorate her room. So interesting that color harmony can play such a role so early in life!

    Thanks for the great post!

    xoxox
    Jillian
    Jillian’s Boudoir Photography
    http://www.jilliansboudoirphotography.com

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Oh, that’s so great to hear Jillian. Wonderful confirmation that it all works. I’m glad your girls respond so favourably to the pinks and greens. Thanks for your comments.

  5. Okay – I’m going shopping for green if it means manifesting wealth! I think I have one green item in my whole wardrobe – not enough. I want to attract wealth through my coaching on SNCC!
    Louise Edington
    Finding Your Freedom
    http://louiseedington.com

  6. Love green, always wear it and as I frequently say, “Green is the new black.” Goes with everything, definitely a neutral color in my book! Love the meaning of green as you point out in this post. Very interesting,especially the part about money and wealth!

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      That’s interesting what you say about green being the new black. It is definitely one that can be combined with so many others and has that lovely calming energy at the same time.

  7. tutticooks says:

    Fiona, this is fascinating! When I first saw this post yesterday, I had a very visceral response to the color. It was positive and energizing. And, since I connect many things to food, I thought about green beans with hollandaise sauce!

    I find I’m drawn in a very positive way to red, and maybe it’s my love of Italian food? Don’t know. What does red represent?

    I love this and can’t wait to learn more!!

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks for commenting. Green is so energising and yet calming and balancing at the same time. That’s what’s so great about it. A bit like lavender oil (does both jobs depending on what’s needed). Have a look at the post I did on red a while back. It’s under Colour in the list of categories. I think I’ll need to update it in light of the requests I’m receiving. Great fun.

  8. Fiona Stolze says:

    Thanks for commenting. Green is so energising and yet calming and balancing at the same time. That’s what’s so great about it. A bit like lavender oil (does both jobs depending on what’s needed). Have a look at the post I did on red a while back. It’s under Colour in the list of categories. I think I’ll need to update it in light of the requests I’m receiving. Great fun.

  9. Pat Zahn says:

    Fiona, I’m going to start paying closer attention. Green is my 2nd favorite color – Purple is number 1! My eyes are green and wearing certain shades of green does awesome things to them. Interestingly, I keep gravitating to different shades of green paint in different rooms of my house.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      You’ve seen the combination of green and purple in part one haven’t you? They go brilliantly together. That’s fascinating about your eyes….and in a workspace soft greens are just perfect. They are also a good choice for bedrooms.

  10. Very interesting to read this and realize that I never wear green and don’t think I even own any green. I do have some soft green I inherited from my mom when she died but rarely wear it. Wonder what that means, especially around the areas you mentioned having to do with money? I’ll have to ponder that a bit. I love kelly green and it looks wonderful on me, it’s just not an easy color to find! Thanks for your insightful post on green. I loved it!

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      I do have some thoughts around the clothing you inherited from your mom. Without knowing what sort of relationship you had with her, there is also the stigma around wearing clothes that belonged to people who have passed. But the soft green is also symbolic of the heart energy so if there was anything unclear or unsettled in that area, it could be the reason. Interestingly you used the word inheritance here which is normally linked with money in some form and the object in question happens to be green. And as for not having any green clothing, especially when you love kelly green, that’s a whole new blog post, methinks Susan. And indeed a whole series of workshops…As you can see from the photo above, green can combine with so many other shades. It’s really delightfully versatile. Thanks for your interesting comments.

  11. Julie Labes says:

    Wow I learned something new today I had no idea about this, that color can affect your mood or give off a certain vibe. i never really think much about color when i am buying clothes, if I like it, if it looks ok, I buy it regardless of color…Now if will think differently about it. Thanks for enlightening me

    Julie Labes,…The Fierce over 50 feels much younger point and click junkie loves to travel does not use a jogging stroller and before you ask this is NOT my granddaughter..Woman

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks for your comments Julie and glad to have inspired some new thoughts. Have you seen the posts on red, orange and yellow that preceded this one? I’m going to be going through a whole series of colours so stay tuned.

  12. Great information! The only time I used to wear green was on St. Patty’s day but, as I got older….that changed. However, from the sound of it I need to buy and wear MORE GREEN! Great timing, as there will be lots of green in store now for March:) Your silk is beautiful and makes me want one! Love the pink/purples with the green and how it can affect moods…I learned lots today…thanks!

    Rita Brennan Freay
    ritabrennanfreay.com
    @Rita4kids

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Lovely to hear this was useful. I hear that lots of kids get forced to wear specific colours for special occasions. It’s nice to be able to consciously choose for yourself. And glad you like the silks so much. Thanks.

  13. Hi Fiona,

    Thanks for this fascinating post! I’m always learning something new.

    Several years ago I bought an old green suit mainly to wear on St Patrick’s Day. Sure and begorra, I’ve always felt safe, comfortable, and protected whenever I wore it. And I used to think all the Guiness was responsible.

    And congratulations that the recent Academy Awards fuss called so much sympathetic attention to the UK. I saw “The King’s Speech” only once, and I’m afraid I wasn’t paying attention to the colors. But I bet green was prominent. We’ll see.

    On another matter, an Australian friend once told me that, while blue was by far the most common color for clothing in America, green was the preference in Australia. What could this signify? Should Crocodile Dundee be our role model after all? Maybe Louise can clarify this.

    Finally, what would Kermit the Frog say about the entire matter?

    Robbie

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks for you comments Robbie. Fascinating that green should be the colour of choice in Australia. Linked in with Kermit I’m thinking along the lines of camouflage. Crocodile Dundee would surely agree.

  14. Interesting post, although I studied color therapy when I was an Interior Decorator. I have never liked the color green except out in nature. Visitors to my home would find that difficult to believe since I own a large evergreen sofa. I actually threw a tantrum when purchasing that sofa; however, it was the best choice to add to our existing color scheme. I only recall owning one green clothing item in my entire adult life.

    Thank God that my dislike of green does not hinder my wealth manifestion ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      I smiled at the image of you throwing a tantrum Rachel but giving in because it was the best colour choice. As you will probably know whenever we have an apparent lack of something in our lives, there are particular colour vibrations that can help us to resonate with whatever it is that we desire to manifest. Wonderful to hear that you are in the flow with wealth manifestation. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Well you know I’ll be wearing more green from now on…I’ve always loved green and what it stands for; growth, wealth, nature.

    Discipline for profit, none for jammy zins or memorable necklaces
    http://www.mywealthspa.com

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Glad to hear you’ve been inspired to wear more green. And interesting that you help others to invest wisely. I love all the feedback I get through these articles. Fascinating subject.

  16. Reading this post I’ve realized that I’ve lost my green! Growing up I always had green clothing, love green as a color and on me … and yet I have no green in my closet. I have a teal sweater that I adore and wear often and always get comments on … but it is a blue teal. I gotta get some green!
    Thanks for the interesting post!
    Yvonne Hall
    http://www.facebook.com/wildforwildtree

  17. No wonder i love wearing green as well as using it as the central color in my decorating! Thanks for an insightful portrayal of why this color is so reflective of the energy we all need!

  18. Fiona, interesting idea of the color green and the association with trust and with wealth. I need to add more green to my wardrobe for sure!

    My bedroom is done up with green linen and it is so soothing just looking at my beautiful sage green, silk comforter.

  19. Your post is so interesting. I very much enjoy color & have a very colorful wardrobe. I do not care for the dark blues, greys, & browns so much and have found in my corporate career I was always pushed in that directions. Now that as a small business owner I don’t have to worry about being in “the corporate suite”. I have a lovely jeweled lime green silk top and patent leather lime green shoes that I wear with a blue suit. I always get lots of complements with that combo.

    Lisa Ann Landry
    Iโ€™m an exuberant force of lightโ€ฆ Come light up your life
    http://www.imagedevelopmentgroup.com/speakers.html

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      I’m so glad to hear that you’ve parted company with all the corporate colours. The jewelled lime green silk top sounds gorgeous and with shoes to match. I’ll bet that looks fabulous on you. I’d love to see a picture of you in it all. And thanks for commenting Lisa.

  20. Donna McCord says:

    I really enjoy your posts about color,Fiona, and learning how they affect the way I feel and the way others feel. I may have mentioned before that I used to wear green a lot when I was younger and then it kind of disappeared from my wardrobe…maybe because green was not a popular color for awhile and hard to find clothes in that color? More recently I have been drawn to green and have 3 sweaters and one dress in green. I love the forest greens and blue greens. When I wear green I feel more calm and happy with how I look and tend to get compliments when I wear those things, too. I also have deep greens in my living room (couches, recliner, paintings, plants) and maybe that is why I feel so comfortable and relaxed there.

  21. lisawifemom says:

    I’m going to take out all my green and pink clothing and put it on at once, I need some soothing right about now!

    Thank you so much for this post, this completely new territory for me, so I had no idea. I remember as a child and into my teens that I really disliked the color green, and my best friend in high school loved and only wore green. Interesting…

    I now really like the color but have only one or two items of clothing in green, for some reason. I will quickly remedy that situation. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lisa Vitale
    http://lisawifemom.wordpress.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks Lisa. Important thing is that you feel comfortable in the colour no matter what vibrations it gives off to others. I’m sure you can find a shade that really resonates with you. Liking green is a great start.

  22. Rita Hraiz says:

    if you are interested in clothing inspired by colour therapy and created to nourish people through colour and natural fabrics then its worth checking out my websites or shop in Glastonbury where I stock Fiona’s lovely handpainted silk scarves and my colllections of ethically produced clothes in pure high frequesncy colours xxx http://www.ritahraizinmudra.com

  23. Jeanie says:

    I wore green today and found I received a lot more hellos and welcome this morning from my coworkers. I was most amused by the reaction to the colour I wore. It could also be that it was Friday and some Christmas cheer is kicking in, but mostly I think it was because I wore green.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Jeanie and welcome to my blog. So lovely to hear your story. Green certainly is one colour that belongs in everyone’s wardrobe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Yewww says:

    Its interesting to note Hillary Clinton wore green in her address to congressmen after recently facing serious illness. Her approach was very direct yet it was clear she was trying to instil trust and confidence through her speech.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi there – thanks for that really interesting comment. Yes green is a very centring and anchoring colour. ๐Ÿ™‚

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