Green Is The Hope!

January 14, 2015 0


Following up my last blog post I feel it is good to continue with a topic that will sketch my current emotional feeling that I want to transfer into my home, too – it is the invincible feeling of hope. In German there is a proverb saying ‘Grün ist die Hoffnung’ which literally means ‘green is hope’. It stems from the dark medieval times when the sprouting green nature heralded spring time and hope germinated in people’s hearts. Just like today my heart is filled with hope for a peaceful and great new year.

Green is a special colour when it comes to interiors – at least for me. I have hardly any green accessories apart from my growing urban jungle of course. However, I am always inspired when I see interiors with dashes of green – it is so fresh, vibrant and balancing to the eye. I wonder: Do I need to get myself something green for my home soon?

Green is not only the colour of hope but also the colour mostly associated with nature, youth, spring and envy in Western cultures. And it is the most important colour in Islam, found in the flags of many Islamic countries and representing the lush greens of paradise. Isn’t this just wonderful? Green as a color of hope and paradise, in both, Western countries and the Islamic world? Maybe this could herald a better future for all of us. I hope so!

Photography: Top to bottom, clockwise left to right – Daniella Witte, De Peppels Fotos, Adolfo Dominguez, Melissa Mercier, Justina Blakeney, The Beautiful Soup, Smallbig Idea, Löytö, Domino, Elle Decoration


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  • Reply happifydesign January 14, 2015 at 19:36

    Love that last pic in particular! I agree about the power of green (especially living things) as a color of hope and renewal, and the value of having it around us. I’m partial to it mainly in living form–I am smitten with how plants play with wood tones, white & black, all sorts of grays and blues, etc.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 15, 2015 at 00:34

      Indeed – plants are my favorite green addition and make a space really warm and welcoming. But I might get one more green home accessory soon! Let’s see what I’ll find.

  • Reply Souraya Hassan January 15, 2015 at 00:41

    Nice post and really love the first photo! Will join the Urban Jungle Blogger posts from now on! Because I also love green so much 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 15, 2015 at 10:38

      Oh great Souraya!! Looking forward to seeing your green ideas and welcome to our green Family!!

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha January 15, 2015 at 09:54

    I really like the contrast of green plants set against other interior elements. A green plant in an otherwise white room can totally bring it to life!
    And I love the sentiments of your post. May the green shoots of spring bring hope and happier days ahead 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 15, 2015 at 10:38

      Here’s to better and happier days!! Thank you Sarah!

  • Reply Glamista Home January 15, 2015 at 12:56

    Thank you for sharing, I wish I would look out the window to a beautiful tropical garden like you have in one picture above, too bad it’s been so cold out here. I am also really liking the green vase and the pretty cacti collection. To a happy rest of the week.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 15, 2015 at 15:38

      Thank you for your comment. It’s cold here too but spring is coming – that’s for sure! Up to then, let’s surround us with some greens!

  • Reply Holly January 20, 2015 at 23:24

    Wow Igor. This post has so many levels. Love this.

    Grün ist die Hoffnung. Thank you 🙂


  • Reply Beauty Follower January 22, 2015 at 08:02

    Αγαπημενο χρωμα!

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