What an appropriate title for my blog today. I hope everyone had a great Mother’s day. Me, not so much. On our way to my in-laws cruising down the freeway all of a sudden my SUV decided to stop working. We had to tow it home and now I have to figure out how much it will cost to fix it. See I got the blues.
Blue is my favorite color. My room has been painted a shade of blue since I could remember. I had our living room painted in blue and brown in our old apartment. Blue reminds me of the sea/ocean and has a very calming affect on me.
Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic -- an engaging color that expresses exhilaration. Some shades or the overuse of blue may come across as cold or uncaring. Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings.
“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones...it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color – pink.” -- Raoul Dufy
I could move into this house. I love how the space is so connected with nature by having all windows walls.
Of course blue is just not in interiors, we use it in everyday phrases as well: out of the blue, once in a blue moon, feeling blue, and in the design field: blueprints.
Have a great Monday!