Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blue: Cool & Calm Color for Artwork, Gender Neutral?

The cool and calm origin of green is blue. It is also one of the most popular colors in art for the office. According to http://www.sensationalcolor.com/  "Blue is the overwhelming "favorite color."  Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed.  Shown above is an original painting by artist Patrick James.

The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming.  However, not all blues are serene and sedate.

Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic -- an engaging color that expresses exhilaration. Some shades or the overuse of blue may come across as cold or uncaring.

Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings.

Blue is the least "gender specific" color, having equal appeal to both men and women."

In a creative environment, the more brilliant end of the blue spectrum encourages dynamic and dramatic environment. On the other end of the spectrum, blue also indicates wisdom and wealth. Think about IBM and "Big Blue" --a technology company that was also the gold standard for best practices in office equipment. Blue is also a color that inspires inward mastery of thought and outward communication. The best of what's new wrapped around what's always worked.

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