Lucky Us! Green Patterns & Palettes

Lucky Us! Green Patterns & Palettes

We love St. Patrick's day...I bet you can guess why. Cause it's a day of celebration for the color Green! among other things. These days it is mostly a celebration of Irish culture. A culture rich with associations to the color Green! So, today we are reminded about how lucky we are to celebrate color with different cultures and all the color lovers across the world.


Historically, the color of St. Patty's wasn't always green...

St. Patricks Day is widely associated with shamrocks, luck and ultimately the color green (wear it or you're gonna get pinched!). Celebrated each year on March 17th.

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. It originated as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast dayin the early 17th century. It has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Irish culture. -

Traditionally, green was not a shade in the celebrations of St. Patricks Day, it was BLUE! More specifically, "St. Patricks Blue", which still doesn't narrow it down as it describes a number of blue hues symbolic of Ireland developed over time in the history of the Irish Culture. Ultimately, it almost seems that the blue hue gradually became a sort of light turquoise that couldn't land on either blue or green and eventually became either green or blue solidly depending on the group using it. There is so much information regarding the color history behind this holiday, here's only the tip of an iceberg worth in trying to summarize only a small perspective on the topic.

The Presidential Standard is the flag of the President of Ireland, a modern use of one of the many hues of St. Patricks Blue. It consists of a Gold Irish Harp with Silver Strings on a Blue Field (of color).

"A colour called St Patricks Blue, a navy that appears black at first sight" - wikipedia, St. Patricks Blue, Modern Use


You can clearly see the variance in the blue hue when you look at the University of Dublin's official coat of arms, sporting colors...


The official sporting colours of University College Dublin are "St. Patrick's Blue and Saffron", adopted in 1910. The blue is commonly interpreted as 'light' or 'Dublin' blue. - wikipedia


Although it has been revived for more modern use at the university, you can see the hues skewing from greenish-blue hues to a more recognizable blue hue.


You can see where some of the "blue" is similarly taken and used in other areas. Here below is a robe from the Order of St. Patrick...

Robes and insignia of the Order of St Patrick. Third in seniority amongst British chivalric orders, the Order of St Patrick was established in 1783 by KIng George III. The order was associated with Ireland, and the regular creation of Knights of St Patrick stopped in 1921 with the independence of the Irish Free State. The last award was made in 1936. -

Up and onward with today's tradition using green in celebrating this day with green hair, green top hats, clovers, leprechauns, green parade lines, a green river and well, probably your favorite - Beer. Enjoy and be safe!

What shade of GREEN are you?

Share your shades of GREEN (or St. Patricks Blue) via palette's, patterns or even your favorite swatch in the comments (just copy/paste the badge code). The possibilities are endless!

Also, it looks like our HOLIDAY'S GROUP needs a little love and update for submissions. Let's shower them with luck today and get some St. Patty's Lov'n over there - the St. Patrick's Day Group is located under the main topic, March Holiday's. This group is run by COLOURlovers user, silver.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Green Patterns

Cabochons Psilocyber

Green_Robot_Smiles Hands

Leaf_Release koffee

Cest_moi!! Gameboy_Advanced

starbound private_reserve

Brand_New_Vineyard CanaryFlownTheCoup

Donut_Man GJ_background3

Earthly_Paradise Valetta

Beachy_Green_Sunset buds_and_berries

See_eye_to_eye diademuertos2

Calming_Love Allegro_andante

New_Growth effects_of_light

TeeHee flower_power

5_tiger_balls Green_Floral_Nr.02

may_be_June Grass_Zoomed_in...

swirls safari

bicicleta onward

warm_nature Neon

chlorophyll Celtic_Clover

Cuddling_Clover Five_Leaf_Clover

Clover_Rose Peacock_Plume

Lean_Green_Mean `crisp_morning_morn

Flight_None0none Inglebrite

encajes_de_plata aha

Banana_Stripes a_little_support

Oregon_Mint What_The_Funk!!

Green Palettes

slimey_toad The_Sea_Inside_Me

Bright_GrEEn_BluE High_In_The_Sky_RC


Sweet_Lime Ivy_Grotto

In_the_Beginning... Something_Imagined

Green_Medicine The_Eery_Beach_Hunt

Verdes Going_Deeper

Misawa_Memorial camino_turquesa

oh_brother! mistakes

change_the_past Ye_Olde_Moss

Amazon mutation

regenerate. Emerald_Isle

Cuba_Vacation Four_Leaf_Clover

Green new_leaf

SeaStones Emmy

Hope St._John_Barrymore

love.poison! VERDI_SPERANZA

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Very nice!
Here are just a few.
Here are my St. Patrick's Day Palettes.
Patterns made with them are listed on palette page ♥
I trust everyong had a grand ol' "GREEN" time & didn't
get pinched too much :)
Happy St. Patricks Day Everyone! Hope everyone had a great day, I don't think my knee high shamrock socks scared too many people.. :D
@mangowasabi great palettes! thanks for sharing. I'm sure your knee high's were fun.

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