The Color Green

The color green is said to be the second most popular color in the world. The color green symbolizes nature, life, safety and hope. You may notice when you are crossing the roads in many countries that red is the color that means stop and green is the color that means go. This is because it is thought of as a safe color. Also, in many countries fire escape exit signs are green.

Where does the word green come from? Well it is thought that the word is closely related to the English verb growan. This word means “to grow”. The word green was first written as the color name in English in 700. Many years ago, green was also an important color for the Egyptians. It symbolized hope and the joy of spring. In fact, the floors of Egyptian temples were green.

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