I am partial to the color blue. It means so many things on so many levels and most of all, shades of blues give me the most varied range of emotions. I love simple blues and deep blues. Seeing blues on a cloudy day makes me think of sunny days and clear skies yet on a sunny day, I feel like seeing a tumultuous ocean with turbulent waves in dark greenish blue depths.
I think blue colors allow me to be contradictory without seeming precocious. Sometimes, it’s hard to read into blue spaces, whether it’s alluding to dark moods or just languorous pace. I like the ambivalence that blue colors project into their viewers.
On the homefront, a single blue door suffices as signs of happy in our own skin type of home.
A little blue accent goes a long way when set against shiny and metallic surfaces.
Some light blues work well against blinding colors such as yellow. They soften the glare that a strong yellow could produce. Some other light blues can be used to substitute white.
Blues and browns are one of the most alluring color combinations.
Playful blues such as aqua brighten everything they grace especially when thrown in with a curve.
Baby blue speaks to the romantics at heart and brings out the shyness in the most mundane of objects.
Sky blue in rustic settings takes us to the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas.
Light blue in a cavenous room makes it glimmer with hope. One glance and dreams of leisurely dinners will occupy us till the real dinner is served.
Light blue in a small attic space makes the room feel more spacious.
A strong commitment to blue is required when one uses blue in bath fixtures. It works when the background is seriously gray!
Desserts and blue are not that common a pairing yet one can manage quite whimsically with the right shade of turquoise blue.
Fabric in shades of blues are so abundant. One can swim in them. I am naturally drawn to all patterns – floral, arabesque, geometric etc… Endless blues make my head swim in dreams of lightness and summer skies.
I would love to see more blue wedding dresses. Ingres’ lady sported her famous vibrant blue dress giving him an excuse to lavish his detailings on the pearlescent fold of her dress. What a way to leave a legacy!
Of course, I like “my” guy to wear a blue shirt – especially when he oozes confidence…
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