Monday, April 9, 2012

The Blues

One of the most popular colors out there I've always found blue a color that I associate with the summer skies, the cool water of the pacific and a cute boy's eyes {seriously!}... Maybe because my first language is not English, it has never meant feeling upset because it reminds me of too many beautiful things.


The many uses of blue have many different purposes depending on the effect you want to have on others. Blue is one of the colors of summer because it cools down spaces from the summer heat. Think of navy, turquoise and watery shades of blue.

House in the island of Filicudi, Italy {Image Credit}

Shades of blue are used in places like spas and bathrooms because of their calming effects and associations with water. The color can be used to cover entire surfaces like bathroom enclosures, tile accents, or accessories.


Even though many associate blue or baby blue with men, it is considered to be one of those colors to appeal to both genders. Many of you I'm sure agree that navy is a great alternative to black as it is equally elegant and less severe. Also, a blue pin stripe man's suit or a blue tie give you the impression of a distinguished and stylish man.
 


Blue has always been associated with royalty {blue blood anyone!}, it has religious connotations {Vishnu, the Virgin Mary, the Torah, and Zeus/Jupiter}, it represents the fifth or throat chakra {wear turquoise or aquamarine}, and in many cultures it is believed to combat the evil eye {those glass charms used in houses and bracelets}. 


Finally, if you were wondering about the meaning of "something blue", it comes from an Old English rhyme and it symbolizes purity, love, and fidelity.

Have a happy Monday!

40 comments:

  1. Quite inspiring!!! Love the theme . . .

    oxoxox from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  2. adore this post, love. I hope you and your family had an amazing weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  3. Blue is one of my favorites - it's hard to find a room in my house that doesn't have a touch of blue in it.

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  4. I always gravitate toward blues, I can't help myself.

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  5. Personally, I´m very, very fond of blue in all shades/hues! Will never grow tired of that color. :-)

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  6. You know what, I never knew that's what "something blue" symbolised! Thanks for that!
    Ronnie xo

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  7. Excellent tutorial for a Monday morning - thanks!

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  8. My husband's eyes are a stormy blue. Gets me everytime.

    I love blue. The sea... the sea and I have always been connected.

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  9. Amazing work once again. The pics are perfect and the post is fantastic. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  10. My Monday just got a little bit better after seeing all of this inspo ;)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  11. I totally agree; there are so many gorgeous things that are blue and it's such an inspiring hue!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  12. Love this collection of blues. It is my favorite color and I can never get enough. :)

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  13. blue is one of my favorite colors :)

    www.beckspick.com

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  14. Gorgeous blues ... I want to dip in that pool! Um, and about those shoes ...

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  15. blue is the sea!! first image I have in mind when I think of this beautiful color!

    www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  16. I love Blues as well, in all it´s version is a colour as cute, elegant and chic as black but much more lifeful

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  17. Oooh, whereever that first picture is... I want to be there right now!

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  18. Blue is my favorite color! I really want to be in that perfect blue pool right now.

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  19. Inspiring words. Love this. That first picture is mesmerizing! x

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  20. I will definitely think twice about saying "I'm blue" unless I want to clarify it with a shade to match my mood. :) I enjoyed all the "blue" facts in your post today.

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  21. All these photos have me swooning–how gorgeous! And my sweetheart's eyes are blue, too, and just like Ms Branflake, they get me every time!

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  22. Seriously. I love blues as well. Such a calming color!

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  23. Navy is my absolute favorite color to wear, and the wall of that Filicudi house is just to die for. Gorgeous pictures! :)

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  24. Hold on...you first language isn't English? Judging from how great your writing and grammar is, I would have never guessed! Wow. There is nothing that can compare to that serene blue colour of the ocean. Beautiful post, a new way of looking at 'The Blues'.

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  25. So beautiful! I love all of these pictures especially the ocean and shoes :)

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  26. Blue is a great hue! Love it! xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

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  27. I only like navy blue and turquoise blue...for some reason lots of different blues tend to work against my skintone...but I'll wear them as accents ;)

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  28. Blue is one of my favorite colors and I SO want to be in that first picture right now. Gorgeous!

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  29. I always associate blue with a cute boy's blue eyes! How funny! What a great post -- Happy Monday to you as well! xo style, she wrote

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  30. blue is such a classic, versatile colour! it goes with everything.

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  31. I love love love a beautiful blue! My hands down favorite color. And this, my dear, was a terrific post!

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  32. The blue heels are perfect! And the ocean spaces have me dreaming of summer:)
    Have a lovely week!
    Anna

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  33. i didn't know the meaning of "something blue" until now.

    Navy blue is such a beautiful classic colour!
    thanks sweetie!

    http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
    http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

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  34. Blue is my absolute favorite color and I love all of these!

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