Saturday, February 28, 2009

something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE

Blue is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith and truth. In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away. Blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister

Although it is not an emotionally warm color, such as red and orange and yellow, it is used throughout advertisements in a way that draws you in... not in a blatant way, but in an almost intellectual/thoughtful way.

According to one website I found, blue is a very masculine color, and it is highly accepted among males. In another website that I was researching, the author states that blue is the least "gender specific" color, having equal appeal to both men and women.

So let's put this to the test...


Jamie of Thirtysomething Gamers said...

Blue reminds me of the ocean. Sort-of a calm and free feeling. I believe it is a rather gender-neutral color as adults.

With babies, we tend to do the blue for boys and pink for girls traditionally.

I found it interesting that blue suppresses the appetite. There is little food that is blue, now that I think about it. I wonder if this relation is because of this.

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