This Is Why You Love The Color Blue

Do you gravitate towards the color blue? Find yourself decorating with blue home accents or always wearing cool colored clothes? Do you feel peaceful under the sky or staring out into the ocean? This is probably why…


Actually, before we get into it, let’s talk a little bit about the history of the color blue. Up until fairly recently, what we perceive as the color blue didn’t actually exist. What we “see” as blue, early texts describe very differently: the ocean being a “dark wine” color and the sky “colorless.” About 4,500 years ago, the majority of cultures around the world did not have a word for “blue.” So it begs the questions: if there wasn’t a word for it, did it really exist? Could they just not see it? Or is it all perception? At that time, most languages had words for the other colors including (in order of most commonly used) black, white, red, yellow and green, but alas, no blue.

Jules Davidoff, a psychologist, had gone to Namibia to carry out an experiment with the Himba tribe. They did not have a word to describe the color blue in their vocabulary so when asked to point out a blue square in a group of green squares, they had extreme problems. Do we all see different colors or do we just describe them differently, especially if we have incomparable points of reference. Davidoff says that without a word for a color, without a way of identifying it as different, it is much harder for us to notice what is unique about it.

The Egyptians were the only ancient culture to have a word for the color. Not surprisingly, they were also the only culture to know how to produce blue dye from the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli. It was used for jewelry and later to make the pigment ultramarine, the most sought-after and expensive of all pigments. Ok, now it’s all making sense.

So what were we talking about before all of this history stuff? Ah, yes, what the color means. Because of its rarity and “newness,” blue is one of the most popular colors around the world today. It is used to describe emotion, energy, and personality.  Keep reading to see what blue says about you.

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What does the color blue mean?

Blue is closely associated with harmony and peace. It is a color that evokes trust, honesty, loyalty and confidence. It reduces stress and creates a sense of relaxation, tranquility and calm. It is the color of trust and responsibility. According to Color Wheel Pro, “light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness. Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.” In addition, blue symbolizes faith, truth and wisdom.

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Is your favorite color blue? It could mean you…

– Are conservative, reliable and trustworthy.

– Are a thinker, not impulsive. You like to figure it out before you act.

– Are genuine and sincere.

– Have a deepened need for peace and harmony.

– Want to live your life according to your ideals and beliefs.

– Have a deep need to be trusted.

– Don’t like to be the center of attention — you prefer to be behind the scenes.

– Can be emotional but are sensitive to others’ moods and feelings.

– Are approachable and friendly.

– Like to have direction and order — unpredictability can tend to overwhelm you.

The deepest need for blue personalities is to find inner peace and truth.

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Sources: Color Psychology, Business Insider, and Color Matters.

+ Blue is one of my favorite colors — anyone else? Does your personality match the color?

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5 years ago

My two favorite colors are blue and gray (even though gray is more of a shade and not technically a color). I find that I am always in search for inner peace and truth. I love to be honest and have things in their rawest form. I do quite correspond with the color blue. It’s beautiful in every way.

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5 years ago

Blue is the warmest colour!

Alice
1 year ago
Reply to  Bethany

Everyone knows it comes under the cool colour range along with green Im so into blue just now.

5 years ago

My favourite colours are red and blue! I can definitely relate to some attributes listed there :)
Very interesting post!
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5 years ago

I def gravitate more towards blue colors, especially in the summer! I looove it. Whether it’s navy, baby blue, aqua, turquoise, teal, or indigo. Love!

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5 years ago

I love black, white, blue, pastel pink/beige and light pastel green! I’m a HUGE fan of pastel colors. Pastel sky blue is the most gorgeous color for photos!

Alexis
5 years ago

I usually gravitate to cool tones like olive green, navy blue/indigo, gray, and charcoal/black. I always faun over warm tone clothes, but I always end picking cooler tones. or if I do go with something bright and warm or pastelI always have to wear something black with it.

5 years ago

Blue is the coolest color, i like it.

5 years ago

As someone who lives to Greece blue is something that i see everyday :)

5 years ago

Blue is definitely one of my favorite colors, and none of this came as a surprise to me as to why I like it; it all fits! I always feel calmest surrounded by beautiful blues, whether it be the ocean that I hold so dear or the cloudless blue sky. Blue is always so energizing and beautiful to me. Thanks for sharing this!

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Marilyn
5 years ago

This is so funny, I’ve been obsessed with blue lately, I even dyed my hair blue!

Ravenwolf
1 year ago
Reply to  Marilyn

So did I lol

5 years ago

This is such an interesting piece. I love blue even more after reading this!

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5 years ago

oh my gosh, ive taken the same picture of the wheel in joshua tree in the cover photo!

Andile Gaga
3 years ago

When I wear blue cloth my confidence becomes more

Cory
3 years ago

I’m obsessed with the colour blue I wear it all the time

Cory
3 years ago

I’m obsessed with the colour blue I wear it all the time BLUE IS THE BEST

Rose
3 years ago

I definitely can relate with most attribute listed above. I love blue, pretty much any. Lie. When I look at pastel blue or a baby blue color, I get a sense of inner peace. Blue has become my favorite since I was a child.

Lisa
3 years ago

I recently experienced the true healing power of being able to forgive someone who deeply hurt me! A lot has shifted, including the shifting of my favorite color. I’ve always been a huge navy blue fan, buy noe my eye catches sky blue, turquoise, greenish-blues… thought it was interesting so I Googled why… and here I am. :-))

3 years ago

My favourite colour is blue,and the article is quite good to define the colour.

Bandar
2 years ago

My favorit colour is SKY-BLUE I love it because I am in love with the tropical water beaches. Hawaii, Cook Island and Pora Pora Lol

Bandar
2 years ago

My favorit colour is SKY-BLUE I love it because I am in love with the tropical beaches. Hawaii, Cook Island and Pora Pora Lol

Robert
2 years ago

I absolutley love the colour blue for many reasons. The Sky, the ocean, Chelsea football club, Thomas the tank engine and just in general, such as blue clothes and items. It’s also my colour of happiness, my obsession and I love it <3 :)

robin
2 years ago

im like a person that is like, hmmmmm, if i have to tell you that i dont like you and your a c****, then i dont turn in circles, i just go straight to the point and tell you that your a c****.
but at the same time i expect people to do the same if they have to tell me something.
and i dont like people talking beind others back, if i have to say something, i do it in your face.
but im also like i can feel your emotions, and i feel very bad when i hurt someone.
and i LOVE TO BE ALONE in a park or at a secluded beach, just to let my mind wander around.
and i feel like a special atraction to blue

Anonymous
2 years ago

I love blue because is the color of the sky.

SSV
2 years ago

You may call it an obsession but my wardrobe contains 90% navy blue colour clothes, 2% black footwears, 4% black; marron; dark wine; sky blue & dark blue denim tshirts/shirts/sweatshirts, 4% matching lowers, which includes jeans; leggings; trackpants and plazzos. I am a very choosy person regarding fabric, it should be breathable but not dull, it should not be too flashy or contains prints, length; fitting and design matters alot to me, etc. My favourite colour was purple in my teens but then I got diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Since then, navy blue gives me confidence as well it keeps me calm. I feel uncomfortable if I wear anything light or too bright. Glad to see blue colour lovers! No offence to pink colour lovers but I hate this colour, just hate it !

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