Indigo

September 26, 2009 | 9 Comments |


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see indigo?
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Indigo is associated with infinite depths of space, both outer and inner. The conscious (intellect) and the subconscious (dreams) are united in this one color. Indigo is highly contemplative in nature leading to freedom of thought and immersion into unknown mysteries. A mind expanding color, it suggests initiation into new states of consciousness and the growth of greater awareness, even contact with higher orders of knowledge and the collective unconscious. From both the heights and depths it achieves broader perspectives and bigger pictures are seen. Indigo encourages the shedding of uneccessary baggage (physical or emotional), the facing of fears or anything that holds us back (attitudes, beliefs, circumstances, communities), the conquering of weaknesses, resolution of imperfections, breaking free and moving on. It’s reflective and limitlessly calm. In excess indigo can generate feelings of self-absorption, excessive sentimentality, or even soporific depression.

Classic images

midnight sky
squid ink
denim
blood in veins
bruises

Expressions

deep blue
black and blue
after midnight
midnight oil

Words

azure, blueberry, deep, midnight, navy, Prussian blue, ultramarine

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  • jahartford

    calm, stale, status quo, steadfast,

  • dianewalsh

    artists
    Trisha
    incense
    sweaters
    finger paint

  • Royalty, elegance, sober, kingly, authority
    Less saturated is a peaceful meditative color.

  • trace

    love that word!

    pulsing

    vibrant

    vibrational

    colour of the west (the sky during the setting sun at just the right moment)

    poisonous ( reference to “Daughters of the Dust” film)

  • denim
    colbalt blue
    vibration
    unattainable
    lapis stones
    expensive paint

  • Mr. Muskrat

    Blueberry pie is the only thing that came to mind.

  • royalty/elegance
    India
    wisdom
    spiritual
    deep

  • Julia

    Images/Sensory: the scent of grape jelly, the sky at dusk looking out of a jetliner, the opposite of dandelion yellow, silk satin against the skin, happiness, welcome, a cool place in the shade
    Expressions: purple haze, purple passion, the color purple
    Words: pb&j, grape popsicle, late harvest (wine)

  • multiple layers/levels
    deep
    violets
    relax
    sleep calm

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