The psychology of Blue….

No one can argue that color doesn’t have meaning. Color is more than accent piece, wall coating, or throw pillow; it has a profound effect on our lives. Color can bring about a variety of emotions, affect our moods, and influence our behaviors.

Color has different meanings and values in different cultures around the world. Even in similar Western Societies, the significance of certain colors changes.  In the United States, researchers have determined that there is a consensus across the country on what effect individual colors have on the emotions, moods, and behaviors of individuals.

Here is the basic psychology of the color Blue:

Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives

The majority of people name Blue as their favorite color and it is the color most preferred by men.
Blue is physically and mentally calming. Some say it even has a sedating. It is often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly.
Blue can also create feelings of sadness or aloofness. Consider how blue is used in language: blue moon, blue Monday, blue blood, the blues, and blue ribbon.Blue is often used to decorate offices because research has shown that people are more productive in blue rooms.Blue is said to aid intuition.Blue is one of the most popular colors, but it is one of the least appetizing. Some weight loss plans even recommend eating your food off of a blue plate. Blue rarely occurs naturally in food aside from blueberries and some plums. Also, humans are geared to avoid foods that are poisonous and blue coloring in food is often a sign of spoilage or poison.Blue can also lower the pulse rate and body temperature.Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic, an engaging color that expresses exhilaration.

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13 thoughts on “The psychology of Blue….

  1. Blue is a go to color for many people. It can cause such a varied responses depending on the hue and saturation.

  2. I grew up in a house that was only blue and white and I still love the color blue. Great post!

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