Slate has an interesting article on the long-held belief in the magazine industry that green is the color of death and dismal newsstand sales. Not being a magazine guy, nor having majored in design, I had not heard of such a profound hatred of this color.
Green, to me, evokes casinos and pool halls, not beautiful women on magazine covers. I don’t tend to use green much, though lime green is an exception (yes, I’m originally from Miami). Really, the only green news site I could think of at the moment is the Tampa Tribune‘s TBO.com, which comes in a shade of billiard-table green. As far as other colors with …er… personality, I’d even rather have Slate’s dark maroon or the Houston Chronicle‘s eyeball-searing orange.