Inspired by a touch of Green for St Patrick's Day...

Green is one of those colours
which elicit a strong emotional response.
This fascinating colour,
represented in nature in 
millions of variations of tone,
evokes variations of emotion 
depending on its hue.
The seawater~green pendant light
and the lime~leaved flowers,
bring a kiss of marine freshness 
to a demure grey and ivory scheme.
From the same hotel {Crown, Melbourne}
more kisses of green are used like sophisticated jewels
against the rich, dark masculine tones.
 And are lightened in the pool area, 
with a playfulness captured in the cushions.
Serene, yes?
From serene to wild!
In a witty modern interpretation of 
a dry cleaning shop.
A vibrant lime yellow/green positively
jumps against the elegant charcoal, 
to instantly grab the attention of 
shoppers strolling by. 
While a pale pistachio green evokes
a sense of gilded aged delicacy, 
with a fragile beauty that speaks glowingly,
as if illuminated from within. 
Emerald and kelly green scream out 
"I'm alive!"
While earthy greens are warmer and quieter.
A glazed, barely~there watery green 
creates a still atmosphere, 
one of repose and thought,
in this restaurant by Hecker Guthrie.

 And perfect to quiet oneself at the end 
of the day, in this hotel in Brisbane,
the little green cabinet uses the same 
hue of watery sea green.

So, with a different hue of green, 
we get a different emotional response.
Clever little colour, isn't it?
I think the Irish are onto something! 

Images: 1 bathroom by Austin & Associates, Melbourne; 2 & 14 source unknown;
3,4 & 5 Crown Hotel, Melbourne; 6,7,& 8 Maurice Dry Cleaners, Sydney, by Snell design;
9 Bando headband; 10 via flickr; 11 & 18 Mor Cosmetics; 12 South of Market; 13 & 15  Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011 opening party; 16 Grace the Establishment, Adelaide, by Hecker Guthrie; 17 Spicers Balfour Hotel, by Coop Creative