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About the Color Blue

Updated on October 5, 2015

Sky Blue

"I never get tired of the blue sky." - - Vincent Van Gogh
"I never get tired of the blue sky." - - Vincent Van Gogh

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 has been extremely appreciated by royalty and it has always been associated with a princess' elegance and beauty.
Blue has been extremely appreciated by royalty and it has always been associated with a princess' elegance and beauty.

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

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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. . .

The color blue has a stillness about it. It values honor, integrity and sincerity.  Blue thinks before acting and proceeds steadily and with caution.  It is tranquil and avoids drawing attention to itself.
The color blue has a stillness about it. It values honor, integrity and sincerity. Blue thinks before acting and proceeds steadily and with caution. It is tranquil and avoids drawing attention to itself. | Source

Blue instill a sense of peace and tranquility.

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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

Blue Balloons
Blue Balloons | Source

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    • kerlund74 profile image

      kerlund74 

      4 years ago from Sweden

      Really an interesting hub! Blue is a wonderful color, love the sky in a sunny summer day. But my favorit color actually is purple:)

    • crookedcreekphoto profile image

      crookedcreekphoto 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      My mom's favorite color was always blue, I love all colors, red is my favorite only because I've seen some really beautiful reds in them, however I love a deep blue sky, especially in Montana and Wyoming. BEAUTIFUL.

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      John Sarkis 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Nice hub Rosario

      Thanks,

      John

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      electricsky 

      7 years ago from North Georgia

      I look at colors as being cool or warm and blue is definitely a cool color. I think of cold things when I see blue even though the ocean and beaches are blue.

      I read in Wikipedia the famous fabric (or when I was younger we called it that) - "blue jean denim" was named after the "blue of the Aegean ocean.

      Not a day goes by I guess we won't be thinking of something blue. And don't forget that singing group that paints themselves blue.

    • mikielikie profile image

      mikielikie 

      8 years ago from Texas

      love your hub! I can never get enough of the color Blue.

    • Sue Real profile image

      Sue Real 

      8 years ago from So close to Canada, I can smell the bacon.

      Brava!

      What a nicely organized and well written hub.

      all I have to say is:

      Blue, Blue you would wear it too, but will never imitate the sky.

      Blue bells chime as you drink blueberry wine.

      Have a laugh sing a song and lift yourself - out of the blues.

      Blue the color of the ocean that gives us water – a magic healing potion.

    • rebekahELLE profile image

      rebekahELLE 

      8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      very beautiful. blue is my favorite color since being a child.

      there is never a time when I look up and see the blue of the sky that it does not give me a moment of peace. nice to read these different meanings about the color blue. nice pics also. :]

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      nessQuik  

      8 years ago

      i lubb the color blue. its soo kewl and pretty !

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      nikki1 

      9 years ago

      wow.. nicely done.

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      E L Danvers 

      9 years ago from Ventura, CA

      Beautiful hub! Reminds me to look up at the sky more often!

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      Julie Grimes 

      9 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

      Fantastic Hub!

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      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      blue and pink are my favourite colours, so much detail in this hub very well written

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      bingskee 

      9 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      one of my favorite color is blue. and true, it is a soothing color. and blue in satin is very elegant.

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      aisha 

      9 years ago

      i really like blue:-)

    • MM Del Rosario profile imageAUTHOR

      MM Del Rosario 

      11 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Hi Rudra,

      I have most of my clothes in blue, i don't know I just feel safe. It is not loud like red. Thanks for visiting my hub.

      MM

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      Rudra 

      11 years ago

      Really blue is my favorite colour. Its devine, the colour of the gods.

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