Blue is very much in demand. Almost 40% if people in the Western world declare it their favourite colour. There are probably not many colours – if any at all – that leave such different impressions as blue.
The Reputation of Blue
Blue stands for a lot of positive things:
- Royal (blue)
Bluebloods are people with a noble ancestry (authority again) but being blue is feeling sad. If someone is very naïve they are blue-eyed and a good idea comes out of the blue. Granted the reputation of blue is a lot better than the one of yellow but still it is contradictory.
All the same Blue?
The qualities mentioned above rather remind (me) of the dark shades of blue; the business dress-code so to speak. Prussian blue and Navy blue certainly remind of authority.
Light blue on the other hand is rather connected to freedom, a fresh breeze, and a bright sky while indigo blue has an oriental touch. You will find a lot of indigo blue in the pottery of the Middle East.
Jeans are dyed with indigo. Are we back at the freedom again?
A blue that tends towards green is called turquoise. Most people I know would say that turquoise was more of a shade of green than blue.
Blue does have potential for conflicts. See what I mean?