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!