Day 228~366

The meaning of colours 5~Blue

Blue has more complex and contradictory meanings than any other color. These can be easily explained by pinpointing by the specific shade of blue.
Bright blue: cleanliness, strength, dependability, coolness
(The origin of these meanings arise from the qualities of the ocean and inland waters, most of which are more tangible.)

Light (sky) blue: peace, serenity, ethereal, spiritual, infinity
(The origin of these meanings is the intangible aspects of the sky.)

Most blues convey a sense of trust, loyalty, cleanliness, and understanding. On the other hand, blue evolved as symbol of depression in American culture. “Singing the blues” and feeling blue” are good examples of the complexity of color symbolism and how it has been evolved in different cultures.

Blue’s global similarities are significant:

Blue is the #1 favorite color of all people.

53% of the flags in the world contain blue.

Blue is the most commonly used color in corporate identity.

A dark blue suit is professional business attire.

Blue jeans are worn all over the world.

Aristocracy is blue-blooded in all European languages.

Unique Meanings of Blue in Different Cultures

Greeks believe that blue wards off “the evil eye.

The English “to feel blue” has no equivalent in other languages while in German “blau sein” (literally: to be blue) means to be drunk or in Russian “голубой” (literally: light blue) means to be homosexual.

Dark blue is the color of mourning in Korea.

The god Krishna has blue skin.

Shades of blue are described as shallow or deep instead of light or dark in China.

Blue is for a baby girl; pink for a baby boy in Belgium.

“Prince Charming” is called “The Blue Prince” in Italy and Spain.

(info from Colour Matters)

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15 Comments

  1. my favourite color ever : )

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    1. It’s mine too 😊

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  2. Nice bottles, and the world facts are interesting too. Not sure I have a favourite colour…
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. I do like blue glass.

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  4. Beautiful blue glass and kitty is fabulous!
    Color is infinitely interesting. 🙂

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  5. Blue is my favourite colour out there.

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    1. Apparently it’s the Number 1 favourite colour of people worldwide.

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      1. Really? You learn something new every day.

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      2. I never knew that.

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        1. Stick with me kid, you’ll be a mine of useless information too 😂😂

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          1. I’ll stick with you.

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  6. It’s my favorite color too. I wonder what it is about the color that makes it so popular!?

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    1. Me too! 🙂 Cheers Laura.

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