Blue was my first favorite color as a child. Then I started liking purple around the time of puberty. In high school, it was green. Everything I wore was green from my ecology T shirt to my green woven Sagittarius purse. I like yellow and amber quite a lot, too. But when all is said and done, blue is still my favorite.
Here are a few attributes of blue that explain why I like it so much. Source: Artist Raetta Parker
- Blue is the color of the sky and sea.
- ¨ It is often associated with depth and stability.
- ¨ It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
- ¨ Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect.
- ¨ Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness.
- ¨ In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.
- ¨ You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water).
- ¨ Blue is linked to consciousness and intellect.
- ¨ Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males.
- ¨ Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.
- ¨ Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite.
- ¨ When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blue-yellow-red is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.
Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.
Sounds good to me, except that I don’t need the corporate part anymore, and I don’t think blue’s necessarily a masculine color by nature. I think the blue/pink dichotomy is a learned thing. But I don’t want to get too serious, that’s where splashes of yellow help.
I didn’t realize that blue suppresses appetite! No wonder so many restaurants use red.
I love all blues: sky blue, blue-green, icy blue, true blue.
Can you imagine the world without blue? Without color? Color is a treasure.
What’s your favorite color? I’d love to know what you like about it and how it affects you.
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