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One of the world’s largest-known faceted blue sapphires.

Looking Deeply Into The Blues

A favorite color of many men and a large cohort of women, this hue of the heavens brings calm and reassurance. Gemstones of sapphire, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and aquamarine have been sought since ancient times. Usually considered a beneficial color that elicits thoughts of loyalty, sincerity, stability, and a spiritual aspect.

Revealed with the Sapphire jewel tone (which means “blue” in the Greek) are other shades of this popular shade of the color spectrum.

Psyche Effects

Blue brings calm in real physical effects. It slows metabolism, brings down blood pressure, heart rate, and promotes relaxed breathing (1) . Because it feels restful to us, it is a favorite choice for bedrooms. Cool shades generally are more restful to the eye, thus making us feel more peaceful.

Characteristics of blue:

  • calmness
  • serenity
  • truth
  • wisdom
  • focused
  • loyalty
  • cold
  • un-appetizing
  • uncaring
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We usually consider blue a “safe” color, as it recedes from the foreground and doesn’t irritate the way a bright red or yellow might. The clean effect of white paired with this cool shade creates a look that is classic in porcelain and pottery, as well as fabrics. Combined with red or yellow, its companions in the primary color group, create a bright and cheerful feeling. Deepened into its darkest shade, midnight, it holds mystery and strength.

Classic Blue Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020

While the color of the year for 2020 has received a fair share of criticism for being too safe and stodgy, when a tint like Serenity Blue is chosen it is immediately more playful and optimistic. That was the choice for year 2016. But whether you love a shade of this cool color or not, it is eminently mixable. Soothing in pastel harmonies or bright and sharp in primary collections, the mood can change when companion hues are brought into play.

What Is The Dream Meaning of Blue Objects?

If something is represented in this color it could have symbolic meanings of “Truth, faith, peace, or clear communication”. It might be a reflection of your own feelings when seeing the color of sky or water or when mixed with a certain emotion in the dream.

Blue Gemstones and their Symbolism

Sapphires are the pre-eminent blue gemstones. The very name, sappheiros, is the Greek word for a stone reflecting this portion of the spectrum; although it originally referred to the mineral  lapis lazuli. Known as a symbol of new love and commitment. Additionally, it is said to be the wisdom stone.

Lapis lazuli was once ground up to give its ethereal tones to illuminated scriptures as “ultramarine”. It holds its association with heavenly things to this day. Its meaning is in conjunction with everything good that blue stands for: truth, intellectual creativity, strength, courage, and royalty.

Aquamarine is thought of as a “good luck” stone, and energizing. The connotations of harmonious and happy relationship make it an ideal representative of friendship and marital happiness.

Blue Flowers

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Forget-me-nots have their own shade named for them. Photo by Gemma Evans on Unsplash

Romantics rendered cobalt tints for desire and love, or the striving beyond one’s reach. It symbolized hope and the beauty of things.

  • Forget-me-not: True Love; Memories
  • Bachelor Button: Single Blessedness
  • Hyacinth Blue: Constancy
  • Flax: Domestic Bliss
  • Iris: “Your Friendship Means So Much to Me”; Faith; Hope; Wisdom and Valour; “My Compliments”

True Blue For You

A common theme of meaning in all of the aspects of this hue is the sense of honesty, bravery, faithfulness, and for many, a conservative personality. It can be spiritual or mundane, but it imparts inner peace and calm.

To have the greatest impact, use a color in a monotone way. To emphasize a certain feeling or to change the mood to something else entirely try different palettes of color. Experiment with using blue with other partners on the color wheel: contrast blue with orange; pair it with yellow or red; soften it with pink; warm it with violet. Each match will give its own feeling and impress its meaning individually and culturally.