Into the Blue


calm . clean . smart . loyal . deep

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Let’s examine the Blue in “Love in Blue”.           

Blue Communicates

The meaning of Blue from  http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html:      

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, vodka), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water).  As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.       

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.’       

Language of Blue       

Here’s a take on the Language of Blue from About.com by Jacci Howard Bear:       

The use of blue in familiar phrases can help a designer see how their color of choice might be perceived by others, both the positive and negative aspects.
Good blue

  • True blue – someone loyal and faithful
  • Out of the blue – unexpected (could be positive or negative)
  • Blue ribbon – first rate, top prize
  • Blueblood – person of noble birth, royalty

loyal member of the Pack

 

  • Bluestocking – well-read or scholarly woman
  • Bluebook – register of socially prominent people
  • The Blues (capitalized) – popular style of music sometimes characterized by melancholy melodies and words
  • Baby blues – Blue eyes (also see Bad blue words)

Bad blue       

  • Feeling blue – feeling sad or depressed
  • Blue devils – feelings of depression
  • The blues (not capitalized) – depression, state of sadness
  • Blue Monday – feeling sad
  • Baby blues – post-partum depression
  • Singing the blues – bemoaning one’s circumstances
  • Blue laws – laws originally intended to enforce certain moral standards
  • Blue language – profanity
  • Bluenose – puritanical individual
  • Into the blue – entering the unknown or escape to parts unknown
  • Out of the blue – unexpected (could be positive or negative)

Blue Words: These words are synonymous with blue or represent various shades of the color blue.       

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

Blue for Love     
 

    

 

   

  

Carrie's Something Blue

 

      

blue manolos

Manolo Blahnik

 

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue       

The blue in this Old English wedding poem stands for purity, love, and fidelity.       

       

       

       

       

       

Blue Things to Love       

Carrie Underwood

 

Pretty Blue Dresses       

Blue Topaz       

Everyday Blue

 

Baby Blues       

Blue Interior Accents       

Tropical Blue Waters       

Blue Abstracts      

Blue Jeans at Work (I Wish!)      

Blue Interior Accents

 

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One Response to Into the Blue

  1. Marcia Hilde says:

    Thanks a lotI really liked reading this. It makes me want to start my own weblog! Just what subject though? I am a dentist by profession but can’t imagine most people wanting to read about dentistry? Maybe I am wrong! Marcia Hilde

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