Monday, April 25, 2016

Random Snapshots - Into The Blue


About the colour BLUE

Blue regularly tops popularity charts thanks to its perceived calming, peaceful qualities, and its appeal goes back centuries - in the Renaissance, for example, the deep blue pigment derived from the mineral lapis lazuli was so prizes that it was used to piant the sacred robes of the Madonna.

You can create a relaxed, beachy feel with pale aquamarines (perfect set against sandy beiges); contrast blocks of brilliant cobalt with white walls or go for a jewel-box feel by saturating a space in teal, petrol and turquoise shades.

Not all blues are restful: the brighter the tone, the more invigorating the effect. 



"To me, blue is the colour of distance and expansion, and makes me think of the sea and the sky - immediately happy thoughts. In an interior it has the effect of increasing the sense of spaciousness, but it really needs to be used in areaswhere the natural light is good, otherwise it can be rather clinical."
- Sir Terence Conran, designer -



 "Blue is found in hte natural world, so anytime you put a colour against it, it's complementary."
- Eileen Kathryn Boyd, desiger -


More about blue here, herehere and here... 


34 comments:

  1. For me Blue is the colour of the sky and crystal Clear waters, and just makes me think about super hot weather and being on holiday :) Also, being a redhead, dark blue contrasts really well with my hair and is a staple colour in my autumn wardrobe :)

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    1. Yes, blue goes so well with your own colours :)

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  2. I'm doing a photog course at the moment and I love this! I'm starting to look at light and colors like never before!

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  3. Blue has never been a colour I really wear clothing wise, however I have really bright blue eyes. It's such a nice colour that definitely grabs attention!

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    1. Yes, it does grab the attention! It's funny how I've never really been attached to blue, even though it's one of the most colours in Finland.

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  4. Blue is one of my favorite colors. The shots are really well done, loving the hues of that last picture, very vibrant!

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    1. Thanks, Nya :) Funny though I wasn't looking any blues when I was out there with my camera, only back at home I noticed i had shot several pics with blue :)

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  5. Blue is my favorite color! It makes me think of the sky, the sea and the heavens and it is also the color of my eyes! Love all shades of blue, especially on the last photo!

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    1. We all have an opinion on blue and associate it with something. The blue in the last pic is almost like Tiffany blue :)

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  6. Blue is my favorite color! It's different shades cover a wide spectrum of calming and exciting emotions. It's such a universal color.

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    1. Very universal! I guess it's never really disturbing, no matter where it's placed.

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  7. Blue has always been my favorite color. I wear a lot of blue too. Blue, particularly cobalt blue is being used in architecture a lot these days. There are many buildings that have blue exteriors as well as blue accent lighting.

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    1. Oh, yes, Roy, you're right - you can see it in architecture nowadays!

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  8. These are great pictures. Blues are so eye-catching, especially light blues. I really like when the sky is bright blue.

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  9. For me, Blue is the color of Sky, ocean, Facebook and Twitter icons. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible.

    This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times.

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    1. You are so right, Ana! Blue is reliable and used a lot in logos!

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  10. I love blue! I think there are so many ways it can compliment a person and it just appeals to so many people.

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    1. Somehow shades of blue are never disturbing, it has such a calming effect.

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  11. obsessing over the blue palette! you have a beautiful blog! very inspiring!:)

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    1. Oh, thank you much for your kind words :)

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  12. The interior designer of my bedroom just recently gave me the color palette that will be used for my room. She gave shades of blue and I wondered why since I wanted a hotel vibe. Now, I know from your post that it increases the sense of spaciousness of my room since it's only 12.24 sqm. And my room has good natural lighting, so I'm now more confident that it will look great. Thanks for sharing.

    -Me-An Clemente of yogoandcream.com

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    1. I'm so happy is my post could convince you to use blue for your bedroom :)

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  13. "Blue" has always had this effect on my mood. If it's a dark blue, I'd be sad. Bright blue, I'd be happy. Happy blues...haha

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    1. Yes, different shades of blues create a different mood and atmosphere :)

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  14. Apparently blue photos get the most likes on Instagram too which is interesting!

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    1. Yes, that must be a psycological thing that we do unconsciously :)

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  15. Blue was my favorite color. Now I love red but still I love seeing things that are blue. Like that blue cup, it looks so clean and refreshing.

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    1. Blue has a special effect :) I think it's a good thing if we are not sticked to one favourite colour for the entire life but can change it depending on the state of our lives.

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  16. blue is one of my favourite colours i really love the tea cup

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  17. I love your photos! I also like the color blue for it really brings calmness and peace. Good job!

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