Yesterday morning I found this bright blue sky at our coal mining area. As for us, miners, a day like that was such a blessing or something we always want to. So, I took some pictures. I took it from every angle that I could find nice to have. But, as usual, suddenly something crossed my mind; If I always find blue this beautiful and feel blessed, why do people said “I am feeling blue” when they sad, upset, down, have no hope, and in grief. So, when I came back from mine, I search and found that it is true the common used of blue in relation with feeling are what I mentioned above. But in further searching, I also found that blue color has a deep meaning as mention below:
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.
When I read this line, I like the explanation about blue, it’s close to mine, at list a few of them, then I say to myself “Ahhh, so that’s why I got such a warm and tranquil feeling when I see a bright blue sky. This is it. From now on, I will take blue like this, not sad anymore. I will choose grey as my sad color when the sadness comes and greets me.”
That’s my blue; do you wanna see and use my blue? How about your blue?