The Impact of Colours – Part 6: Blue


Blue is the world’s favourite colour.


It’s the colour of the Throat Chakra.

How the colour blue affects us physically: Cools, aids intuition, calms and sedates.

The colour of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective colour 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. Some shades 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 colour of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings. People are often more productive in blue rooms.

Blue around the globe:

  • In Chinese culture, colours corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. Blue was associated with wood, east, and spring.
  • Blue, blue-green, and green are sacred colours in Iran, where they symbolize paradise.
  • In India, paintings of the god Krishna often depict him as having blue skin.




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