All About the Color BLUE – Sensational Color
Blue in Quotes;
“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”
Blue is the overwhelming “favorite color.” Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed.
Blue is the least “gender specific” color, having equal appeal to both men and women.
A collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming.
Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization.
Blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings.
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread—without it, it’s flat.
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
- In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. Blue was associated with wood, east, and spring.
- Blue, blue-green, and green are sacred colors in Iran, where they symbolize paradise.
- In India, paintings of the god Krishna often depict him as having blue skin.
- In the United States, post office mailboxes are typically blue.
- In Mexico, blue is the color of mourning.
- In Aztec culture, blue symbolized sacrifice.
- In Greece, the color blue is believed to ward off “the evil eye.” Those who believe in this Greek superstition often wear a blue charm necklace or blue bracelet for protection.
- President Martin VanBuren is credited with introducing blue into the decorating scheme of the White House in 1837 and since then, there has been a “blue room” in the White House.
- Blue is one color that means “low” or “guarded” in the color-coded threat system established by presidential order in March 2002. This system quickly informs law enforcement agencies when intelligence indicates a change in the terrorist threat facing the United States.
- Blue is the favored color choice for toothbrushes.
- Powder blue is often used in products to promote cleanliness and purity.
- IBM’s Deep Blue became the first computer to win a chess tournament against a reigning world champion chess master. Deep Blue had 32 processors and processed about 200 million chess moves per second in its historic six-game match against Garry Kasparov. Today, Blue Gene is the fastest supercomputer in the world and the descendent of Deep Blue. It uses 131,000 processors to routinely handle 280 trillion operations every second.
- The blue ribbon has been widely recognized as a national symbol of child abuse awareness.
- Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
- Over the past decade, scientists have reported the successful use of blue light in the treatment of a wide variety of psychological problems, including addictions, eating disorders, impotence, and depression.
- People are often more productive in blue rooms.
- The highest quality ultramarine blue is made with powdered lapis lazuli from Afghanistan.
- The 1993 film “Blue” consists entirely of the color blue with narration and soundbytes.
- “Alice Blue” is a light blue-gray or steel blue color that was favored by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt; it sparked a fashion sensation in the United States.
- Mosquito’s are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
- In ceramics, a variety of ingredients — including cobalt oxide, copper carbonate, and iron oxide — produce the blue colors. The different variations are produced when each ingredient is combined with other materials or with each other. The application, thickness of the glaze, how it is applied, and the type of clay used also have an impact on the final color after firing. Unlike paint, raw glazes look nothing like their final appearance after firing.
- Blue Tigers (Maltese Tigers) have been sporadically reported in the mountains of the Fujian province in China. They are described as bluish-grey or slate-blue with white patches on the face and black stripes.
- Pablo Picasso’s “Blue Period” refers to a series of paintings in which the color blue dominates and which he painted between 1901 and 1904. The Blue Period is a marvelous expression of poetic subtlety and personal melancholy and contributes to the transition of Picasso’s style from classicism to abstract art.
- Out of the blue: unexpected
- True blue: to be loyal or faithful
- Once in a blue moon: an event that occurs infrequently
- Blue ribbon: first place; to describe something as being of the highest quality
- Blue blood: an aristocrat
- Blue law: laws about morality issues
- Blue comedy: jokes about socially taboo subjects
- Blueprint: a detailed design of an object or idea
- Blue plate special: a special priced meal at a restaurant
- Bluestocking: a woman with strong scholarly interests
- Feeling blue: to feel sad or unhappy
- Blue by Joni Mitchell
- Blue by LeAnn Rimes
- Blonde Over Blue by Billy Joel
- Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley
- Blue Eyes by Elton John
- Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain by Willie Nelson
- Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins, covered by Elvis Presley
- Blue Sunday by The Doors
- Devil With A Blue Dress On / Good Golly, Miss Molly by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
- Don’t It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue by Crystal Gayle
- My Baby Blue by John Hiatt
- Blue Jean by David Bowie
- Blue Jay Way by The Beatles