Written by Michaela MacBlake Matthews
Welcome back to another edition of Color Swatches For The Soul, where we are taking a closer look at the symbolism of shades, and how to set the mood for your craft projects, fashion, and lifestyle with color psychology! Today we’re looking at Basil Green.
The Green Family
In color psychology, greens represent health, life, and prosperity! They are the most abundant hue in nature, and are often used in all things eco-friendly and nutritious. As a mixture of joyful yellow and thinking blue, green symbolizes taking the well-thought-out path to long term happiness, and finding a pleasant balance in the long term.
How Basil Green Sets The Mood
Basil Green is a gentle, subdued shade of green. It is a wonderful color to use when you’re looking to keep up your energy in a steady, sustainable way while avoiding burnout! Basil Green is a light greyish color, which allows it to feel open and encourages a healthy sense of routine.
How To Use Basil Green In Your Craft Projects
Basil Green is a perfect color to encourage micro-habits, and can help provide stable motivation when used while practicing a new knitting stitch, an embroidery technique, or a complex crochet pattern!
Basil Green makes a great gift color for daily use items, too. A crocheted bookmark in Basil Green might be just the thing to help an old bookworm get back into the groove of reading like they used to! As one of the more subdued shades of the healthy green hue, this color is a go-to for soft-spoken personality types with an earthy flare.
Color Palettes For Basil Green
Basil Green pairs easily with other desaturated colors, pastels, and neutrals. It can also take on a daring tone when paired with jewel tones, ideally in the purple and blue ranges. Pops of wine and cherry reds can easily take on an herbal berry forest tone, while a blue and white pairing lends itself more to a country farmhouse setting.
This shade of green is likely to clash with most oranges, but can work well with peaches and pinks. It conflicts with fully saturated shades of purples and blues, but can get along well with stronger yellows and greens, which enhance its essence of vitality.
Use Basil Green when you want to ground yourself with a health-minded stability, and slow yourself without feeling sluggish.
If you can feel it, there’s a color for it!
"Mac" is on the Lifestyle Team here at Darn Good Yarn, and loves taking a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to creative therapy. She is certified in neuro-linguistic programming, and is also the surreal artist and author behind Surrealismac.