Blue

September 23, 2009 | 17 Comments |

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see blue?
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Psychologically blue is the coolest color. Blue colored rooms feel 10 degrees cooler than they measure. Tied with atmospheric effects it is associated with distance. With the long view come associations of objectivity and intelligence. Intense introspection often leads to philosophy and moral considerations. Associations include perfection, virtue, truth, trustworthiness, sincerity, purity, incorruptibility, and stability. Some cultures believe blue contains an antisceptic properties able to counteract contamination. Blue takes a tempered approach promoting safety, security, and peace. Blue relaxes, calms, and promotes sleep. Too much blue can lead to negative emotions of loneliness, melancholy and depression. In contemporary culture blue is associated with conservative values and corporate culture.

Images

sky
water
ice

Expressions

feeling blue …
once in a blue moon …
out of the blue …
into the blue …
blue blooded …
blue language …
blue book, laws, nose …
true blue …
baby blues …

Words


azure, baby, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, cornflower, cyan, indigo, midnight, navy, Prussian, robin’s egg, royal, sapphire, slate, sky, steel

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  • jahartford

    open, water, lost… am I projecting?

  • If you are, it’s good to know what you habitually project. Awareness brings insight and more opportunities.

  • depth
    infinite
    empyrean
    heaven not yet white
    the abyss lit up

  • cold
    crisp
    water
    uncomfortable – to me its the polar opposite of my favorite color, red, and I’m not naturally drawn to it (even though I love the water!)

  • This particular shade of blue looks like periwinkle to me, with a subtle touch of purple…. too concentrated and contrived to be in the natural world, other than as streaks in an outrageous flower or sunset. I think of freshness, newness, clarity, high altitude thinking. It’s a mental color and connotes purity.

  • What I see in Blue:
    Heaven, spiritual, peace, transcendence

  • Julia

    images: bathing suits, summertime, sno-cones.

    expressions: your lips are blue, your tongue is blue from the lollipop.

    language: royal blue

  • …till you are blue in the face!

    …and don’t ask me how or why, but I sometimes feel the color blue is a sign of loyaly, as in true blue…

    —jerryg

  • shayne

    this blue is more purple to me:)
    graphic art
    not natural
    intense

  • The first thing that came to my mind was honor, values, sincerity, trustworthiness. Then, upon reflection: sadness, melancholy and ache (as the color of a bruise). Last but not least, the calm blue of the sea, and the sky on a sunny cloudless day.

    mh++

  • Mr. Muskrat

    Hmm.
    Sky, water, depression, JetBlue, FedEx, IBM (funny they didn’t come before JetBlue), American Express, blue lips, cold, peppermint gum

  • Sam Krisch

    High altitude

  • sky
    ocean
    sunset
    eyes
    sleep
    calm
    intense
    solid

  • Maybe my rods and cones are confused but I see this as near purple, so…
    smart/upmarket
    flowers, cornflower
    India
    mysterious
    wisdom

  • calm
    ocean
    serenity
    cool

  • trace

    quiet

    sea song

    water

    home

    indigo

    dreams

    sky

    tranquility

  • Is it RGB Blue? I think so.

    Pure blue? I think so.

    color of my bedroom walls

    favorite color for shirts

    jeans

    robin’s egg

    blue birds

    deep blue

    blue sky

    peaceful

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