Thanks for popping in. Thursday’s blog is always blue, right? Blue. Do you like the colour blue? There are so many variations of blue though! Our school uniform at Fort Pitt Grammar School was a Royal blue, so I was cured of that colour for a while after wearing it every day for 5 years! Ironically, our Clarity livery is a bright bold blue – just a little darker than our old blazers! If I had to match the old school blazer with a colour below, I’d say it was row 3, 4th one down
…or perhaps admiral below. Either way,
But what does blue symbolize? I looked it up. It’s a primary colour, as we know. It is the colour of the ocean and the sky, as we also know.
It often symbolises serenity, stability, inspiration or wisdom. It is considered to be a calming colour, and symbolises reliability. Mmmmm. I think I prefer the lefthand range to the righthand range below. How about you? The teals and turquoises. That said, those smokey blues are delicious too.
Digging a little deeper into the meaning of blue, I wanted to know why we say we are feeling blue when we mean we are low or sad. Turns out that BLUE is known as one of the SAD colours. Apparently it also creates negative feelings, feelings of melancholy, sadness, self-righteousness, and self-centeredness. Great. Just when I thought it was our calming colour!
I do tend to head for blue a lot when making art. How about you? Blues, greys, teals are everywhere here in the SHAC Shack!
Yet if ever asked “what is your favourite colour?” my auto response has always and without fail been YELLOW.
Just looked up what yellow symbolises. Yep. It’s definitely my favourite colour… HAPPINESS, JOY and CREATIVITY. Much better than sad.
Let’s make sure we use more yellow in our work, eh. But then again, there’s a definite negative side to yellow too. How about cowardice and betrayal? So I guess colours have positive AND negative meanings; we just have to focus on the positives.
Love and happiness