About the Color Blue
Blue is today know for its soothing and harmonious character and is now the favourite colour of many.
Blue is the colour of the sky and the ocean, it has a calming effect and it is considered to be one of the most profound colours. It can be steadfast or light or friendly.
Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms, It's a great bedroom color as it slows the human nervous system and produces a calming effect that prepares the body to nod off to sleep.
It can soften bright rooms, making one feel comforted and at peace. On the other hand, certain blues can make the viewer feel cold and depress. Blues that are too dark have the same effect as black.
Blue is the color of logic, activates the mind
Blue conveys trust, peace and order, it could be considered safe. Dark navy is often associated with authority and law and order, many police forces use navy for their uniforms.
Medium shades of blue, such as cornflower, lapis and sapphire are all great colors to brighten up your wardrobe throughout the year.
The lighter shades such as powder blue, bluebell and sky blue make wonderful colors for special occasion when a feminine look may be required. Team with darker shades such as navy and grey, they become great colors for shirts and top.
Blue is the least "gender specific" color, having equal appeal to both men and women
Symbolism of Blue In Different Culture
In India, blue is thought to bring bad luck and is associated with mourning. However, it is the colour of erotic passion Krisha, the god of love, is always depicted as being blue.
Blue was traditionally associated with pain in China. However Mao introduced the fashion for blue work clothes and the demand for blue cloth subsequently led to the development of synthetic indigo.
The introduction of cotton and indigo during the 13th century in Japan revolutionized rural life. It was light, warm and comfortable and could be easily be dyed. The Japanese slept under mosquito nets dyed blue, a color soothing and which was believed to repel insects and snakes.
In the Christian West, blue began to emerge in the 12th century. Painters seem to favour blue, it become to represent the colour of heaven. The Virgin Mary, with her blue mantel was the greatest ambassadress of the colour blue. kings and aristocrats dared to wear the colour themselves and it became the sign of the very highest social class.
In the Cyclades, south east of Greece the color blue-turquoise is believed to repel evil. It comes from an old belief , that the sky-blue shade had the power to keep Evil away. Blue church cupolas, windows, doors, walls, staircases and fences, will provide protection from Evil. Blue-turquoise stones on jewelry, belts and weapons, will safeguard people and animals and against Evil. Blue "eyes" and blue stones mounted on gold and silver are presented to babies and small children as a talisman for protection.
Songs with Blue in the Title
Blue Swede Shoes by Elvis Presley
Bluer Than Blue by Michael Johnson
Blue Hotel by Chris Isaak
Blue Moon by Elvis Presley
Electron Blue by REM
True Blue by Madonna
Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore
Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond
Midnight Blue by Lou Gramm
Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue - by Crystal Gayle
The Language of Blue
Here are some examples of idioms or idiomatic expressions related to the color blue.
- Blue Blood - aristocracy or royalty.
- The Boys in Blue - police
- Singing the blues - to complain
- Scream blue murder - to shout or to complain very loudly.
- Blue Moon - The term Blue Moon means something that happens rarely, as in "once in a blue moon".
- Black and Blue - if a person or part of their body is black and blue, their skin is covered with bruises.
- Blue Collar - a blue-collar worker is someone who does physical work or often in a factory / laborer.
- Out of the blue - if something happens out of the blue, it happens suddenly and you are not expecting it.
- True - Blue - if someone is true blue, they support something or someone completely. Dependability.
- Baby blues - a feeling of sadness that some women experience after they have given birth to a baby.
- Between the devil and the deep blue sea - if you are between the devil and the deep blue sea, you must choose between two equally unpleasant situations
Gaze at the sea or the sky for a natural dose of blue. . .
Blue instill a sense of peace and tranquility.
Quotes About Blue
- "There is no blue without yellow and without orange." - Vincent Van Gogh
- "Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the Deity to be a source of delight" -John Ruskin
- "Eyes too expressive to be blue, too lovely to be grey." - Matthew Arnolds
- "Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true" - Lyman Frank Baum
- "Eyes too expressive to be blue, Too lovely to be grey." - Matthew Arnold Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again." L. F Baum
- "My only sketch, profile, of Heaven is a large blue sky, and larger than the biggest I have seen in June and in it are my friends every one of them. " - Emily Dickinson