You could say that color is just a property of an object having to do with the differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by it. But, if you’re like us, that’s probably not what comes to mind or ripples through you when you look into these saturated blues. So, what do you think or feel? Here’s what psychology tells us…
The HIGHS of BLUE: Blue is the color of a clear sky and the sea, so we feel peaceful or serene in its presence. It’s associated with intelligence, can improve concentration and stimulate mental clarity, thinking and productivity. It carries an air of non-threatening confidence, and is linked to trust, safety, freedom, spirituality and depth. It even inspires creativity. So, there, now you finally know what color pen to buy.
The MEH of BLUE: Symbol of depression in American culture and a genre of music that goes well with bourbon. Can be perceived to mean one is aloof if not snobbish, especially the darker shades. So, ditch the dark blue dress if you’re headed out to meet your man for the night. This blue sofa by Herman Miller is perfect for any home.
RANDOM FACT: 53% of the world’s flags contain the color blue.