Sometimes we just feel a need for BLUE.
And right now I want to totally surround myself with it. I find I am craving all types of blues, especially rich saturated royal and peacock blues. It could be because it’s winter and the cold season is starting to feel endless, or it could be because over the past year I’ve lost so many loved ones, but, yes, I admit, I do feel slightly blue…
There is something completely pure and soothing about blue, like a warm and cozy blanket. One of the three primary colors, blue is a cool color, said to give an impression of calm.
See for yourself and let me know how this BLUE post affects you!
Blue also has mysterious and mystical connotations. The darker blues remind one of the deeps of the ocean, where hardly any natural light passes through. Mysterious sea creatures live in these depths. Lighter blues are associated with the purity of a clear blue sky or the transparent qualities of water. In Christianity, The Virgin Mary is often associated with the color blue. Many Gods in Hinduism are depicted as having blue like skin. In Judaism, tips of the fringes of the prayer shawl include a blue thread. In these three examples, the color blue serves as a vessel to bring one closer to the sky (Where the Spiritual is believed to reign) and the clear transparent waters (purity).
One of my favorite winter season pleasures is the blue and purple shadows cast against white snow. Alas, snow has not been a part of our winter here in New England this year.
And now, blue used in interiors:
I enjoyed sharing my BLUE crush with you and hope this post will inspire you to add some blue to your surroundings or color palettes.