Blue is one of the three primary colours and is located on the farthest end of the light’s spectrum. It is considered to be the coolest (temperature-wise) colour to work with.
The peaceful, serene feeling that washes over you when you watch the ocean for example, is linked to the calming effects of the colour blue. Blue is associated with feelings of tranquillity and neutrality. It’s one of the most thoroughly studied hues in colour psychology because of its strong impact on emotion and mental well-being. Blue provokes feelings of community and connectedness.
One of the strongest hues of the colour psychology spectrum, blue is even believed to bring down blood pressure and slow respiration and heart rate. Deep, bold hues are effective at creating a sense of confidence and are linked to traits such as loyalty, trust, peace and success – they also add a more masculine feeling. Lighter shades of blue, on the other hand, are generally associated with the feeling of calmness, serenity, relaxation, and cool headedness. Lighter hues like the sky or turquoise can symbolise femininity. Overall, blue is also considered to be a symbol of peace.
Culturally, Western countries often associate blue with sadness and gloominess, hence the phrase – ‘feeling blue’. But in Eastern countries blue is considered to be the holiest of colours. For example – In India, religious deities like Krishna, Rama, and Shiva are always depicted blue bodied as blue is a symbol of purity and divinity. Another interesting fact is that even though blue is often considered to be the symbol of masculinity, in China it is a symbol of femininity.
The colour blue has also been linked to creativity and is proven that different shades of blue can improve concentration, stimulate thinking and provide mental clarity. It's a great colour for your work environment as it offers that extra relaxation and mental stimulation at the same time.
So what does blue say about you? If blue is your favourite colour you might be harmonious, reliable, sensitive and always make an effort to think of others. You probably like to keep things clean and tidy and feel that stability is the most important aspect in life.
Calming and serene, this colour is perfect for bathrooms, office spaces and most importantly bedrooms – anywhere you want to create a relaxing environment.
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