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The color of safety

  • Green, along with Red is the most commonly confused colours among colour blind people.
  • It is the easiest color to the eye.
  • It is a calm and refreshing color.
  • Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility.
  • In the subtractive color system and not a primary color
  • Green can be obtained by a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan.
  • Red is complementary color to Green.
  • Emerald is green because of its chromium content.
  • The color is also associated with regeneration, fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature.
  • Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color in plants.
  • Fireworks use barium salts to create green sparks.
  • The color is considered sacred in Islam.
  • It is a color to present safety.
  • It symbolizes eternal life in Japan.
  • Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye.
  • In auto racing a green flag signals the start or resumption of a race.
  • Green is the colour used for night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive and able to distinguish the most shades in that colour.
  • Green in stock markets symbolises a rise in the stock price.
  • It is the national colour of Ireland.
  • Suicides dropped by 34% when London's Blackfriar Bridge was painted green.
  • Green is the Christian color for the season of Epiphany.
  • Dogs can’t see the difference between the colours red and green.
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