Nature’s beautiful colors are all around us in the iridescent coral reefs, the bright yellow marble we call the sun, and in the cultivated gardens in early bloom; and as far as the eyes can see, the color blue dominates sky and water (two major elements in nature, both closely associated with divinity). Isn’t it the deep blue color of the ocean that makes us calm, yet excited. Isn’t it in the blues of music that our pains are washed away and our sorrows healed.

Surveys in the U.S. and Europe show that blue is the color most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness. Blue is cooling and is an astringent. Dr. Edwin Babbitt, in his classic, “The Principles of Light and Color,” states, “The Blue Ray is one of the greatest antiseptics in the world.” Blue can be used for many types of ailments associated with speech, communication, or the throat. It is excellent for laryngitis or inflammation of the larynx. Blue links with and stimulates the throat. The throat is often referenced to as the “power center” and “the greatest center in the body” because it is the primary center of expression and communication through speech.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind, body, and spirit because it produces a calming effect. It reduces stress and is a color that seeks peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation.

Blue’s wisdom comes from its higher level of intelligence; a spiritual perspective. It enhances contemplation and prayer. On the other hand, blue’s devotion can be to any cause or concept it believes in, including devotion to family or work. The darker the blue, the more it awakens human desire for the eternal. Blue takes us from high to higher and from great to greatness. Simply said, blue is just blue!

Hues of blue include indigo, azure, and ultramarine (closer to violet); pure blue, without any mixture of other colors; Cyan, which is midway on the spectrum between blue and green; and the other blue-greens turquoise, teal, cobalt, and aquamarine. Then we have presidential blue, sky blue, royal blue, navy blue, baby blue, powder blue, and so many other hues in the blue family from light to dark.

Add Blue To Your Life!

Paint a room in your home blue (it has been often said that people are productive in blue rooms); buy blue decorative pieces and place them throughout your home; buy blue appliances; and swap out throw blankets and pillows with blue by mixing and matching the many shades of blue. Paint a wall in your home for your favorite quotes and write the quotes in blue. These are just a few ideas, but there are so many ways to add the color blue to your life.

Popular Phrases That Include Blue

Out of the blue: unexpected
Once in a blue moon: an event that occurs infrequently
Blue blood: an aristocrat
– Music: you got the blues

Did you know?

Egyptian’s Ptah wore a blue crown for creativity and wisdom.

Vincent Van Gogh used the synthetic pigment cobalt blue for the sky of his “The Starry Night.”

Degas’ “Dancers in Blue” drawn in pastels in the early 1890s was painted when his sight was rapidly declining.

“Blue” is the title song from Joni Mitchell’s 1971 album of the same name.


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