Blue is the most popular color in the world. Did you know that? Because blue is the color of the sky and water, the human mind perceives it as "a constant" and therefore the color blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. Overuse it though, and it becomes cold and uncaring. Have you ever been in a room with blue walls that feels cold? I know I have. I will admit that blue has never been one of my favorites; I love a gorgeous azure sky and the multifaceted turquoise and teal of the sea fills me with awe, but I'm picky when it comes to the shades of blue that I really like. I guess, for me-- most blues seem stodgy and boring. No powder or periwinkle or electric blue for this girl. Even as I write this I'm staring at my blue Microsoft screen and thinking how dull and drab it is. Bottom line, you probably won't ever find me painting my walls blue. Now, this isn't to say that I can't appreciate certain shades of blue, especially shades of blue that have a lot of green in them -- dark teal, Indian ink and cobalt? Yes please, especially in clothing. Go figure.
Blue is the least "gender specific" color, having equal appeal to both men and women. Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue (how did they figure that out?), mosquitoes are twice as attracted to blue as they are to any other color (note to self), people are often more productive in blue rooms (maybe I should paint my walls blue).
Physically, the color blue cools, calms and sedates and aids intuition. I guess I can see why it's such a popular color. There are some very comforting things about the good old color blue. It's like the steadfast old dog that comes out to greet you every day when you come home. Solid, dependable and predictable.
Speaking of blue--this week we have blue chalcedony earrings up for grabs. Oddly enough, after all my nay-saying about the color blue--I laugh because I realize that the blue earrings are the ones I stole from the collection and have been wearing for 5 weeks now! Maybe I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to blue--I think I DO like it. A lot! (Don't worry, the ones I send the winner will be brand new because I am keeping my pair for myself). Don't forget to check out the facebook page too for daily doses of blue and cool facts too. a Rafflecopter giveaway