Knowing the meaning of colors will be very useful to know people well. In this case, if a person’s favorite color is blue, we will have at our side someone calm, honest, extremely sincere, hardly tell lies that harm others and one of their main virtues is that they are extremely responsible.
Tranquility is what transmits the color blue, so most hospitals tend to combine their walls with two colors, white and blue, since this combination helps people feel in a relaxing place. This is a great help because in these places there is always bad news that upsets or depresses us.
Have you ever seen any food wrappings whose predominant color is blue? The answer is NO, since recent studies have confirmed that this color is a hunger eliminator.
So when you have an appetite, try to have something at hand in blue and watch it carefully for a few minutes and you will see that this feeling of eating will disappear.
Tips on the Color Blue
If you are going to start a company of any type (less food) we recommend that the color you use in your logo is blue, since it will transmit power, seriousness and confidence that are important elements when it comes to attracting customers.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a job it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing to project confidence and security, try wearing dark blue dress pants and a sky blue shirt, and do not forget to wear clean black shoes.
Once I talked with a friend who specializes in giving therapies to couples with problems and he told me that having the walls of the main room painted in a blue color helped to make the relationship emotionally stable as it helped to make the dreams deep and They will recharge positive energy overnight.
If you are of the zodiac sign Pisces, Libra, aquarium and Sagittarius, we recommend you to wear blue clothes as it will help you optimize your energy during the day and repel bad vibes at night.
We recommend using light blue colors, because if the dark blue color is used as predominant, you will be heading towards depression. If we look at Earth from space, it is very easy to guess why it is also called the blue planet.
It is obviously the high presence of seas and oceans in our, occupying these three quarters of the world. But if we see it blue, it is not because of water itself, but because of how our eyes perceive refraction and light absorption.
Color has had great implications at the symbolic level since ancient times, and today it is known even at the scientific level that the perception of a particular color can have effects at the psychic level both in us and in other beings. What does the color blue in Psychology mean? We will discover it throughout this article.
The color blue is one of the primary colors that the human being is able to perceive, and one of which one of the three types of cones that we have in our eye is able to detect directly.
It is important to keep in mind that color is not an entity or property per se of light, but an effect of the perception of its refraction on objects. Thus, things are not blue but we perceive them blue.
Specifically, we could consider that the blue color is the perception through the vision of the reflection of light with a wavelength between 460 and 482 nm, actually including a wide range of shades depending on how much it mixes with the others basic colors
What does the color blue in Psychology mean?
The color blue has and has always had a great effect on the human psyche, largely because of the symbolism and the association of color with elements that we perceive of that color and that generate concrete emotional experiences.
Specifically, the blue color is usually linked to water in almost all its forms, especially seas and oceans, as well as rain. It also highlights its association with the color of the sky.
These associations are, in fact, those that usually give their meaning both positively and negatively. Generally, the light blue (sky blue, like morning or calm water) usually has a more innocent and pure Symbolism, while dark blue is more related to maturity and hardness (more typical of storms, waves and dusk).
These effects and their possible practical application are studied in what is known as the psychology of color. Within this, it has been observed that blue is usually linked to introspection, shyness and tolerance, but probably its best known link is with the idea of serenity and calm.
It is one of the colors most related to tranquility and control of the situation, as well as peace, understanding and protection. It is also linked to the care of others and trust and credibility. Lighter tones are often associated with innocence and generosity, while the darkest are related to intelligence, power and knowing how to be.
Likewise, blue is often linked to mental and emotional stability, as well as to reason (also to intelligence) and a way of dealing with rational reality. It has been observed that the contemplation of blue favors the control and deepening of the breath, as well as that it helps in meditation processes. It also seems to favor creativity and cordiality, as well as understanding between people.
On the other hand and like the rest of the colors, blue can also have negative connotations or that make everyday life more difficult. For example, as stated above, it is associated with the capacity for introspection and control.
But this also links it with bringing these to excess: especially dark colorations are associated with hyper controlled behavior and lack of spontaneity.
It is also associated with self-centeredness and distancing, as well as concealment and not revealing one’s own identity or weaknesses.
It is not uncommon for the blue color to identify rigid and conservative, melancholic and emotional people. In the field of mood, it is common because there is a link between blue and sadness or depression, as well as passivity.
Practical uses of the Color Blue
The knowledge of these effects in the human psyche can be very useful, since it can be used to favor specific emotional states and contribute to improving mood and mental health.
For example, along with the bl Anco is usually used in hospitals (especially in areas dedicated to children), schools and meditation centers, yoga and in the practice of relaxation activities. It is common that it also appears in the common and rest areas of offices and offices of different types of professionals. In sports it is quite common.
It is also used in bedrooms, where it is linked to a greater perception of tranquility and facilitates sleep. Also in the kitchen, where it makes it easier to eat less.
In a less innocent and more interested way, it is also often used in the world of advertising and marketing for these same reasons. Many brands use it because of its link to credibility, truth and power, as well as its association with leadership.
In the same way and due to the above, it is also usual to use it in different shades in different political events and electoral campaigns.
The Color Blue in other cultures
So far we have commented on the role and value of the blue color from the point of view of Western psychology.
However, we must bear in mind that blue can acquire different nuances depending on the culture in which we are.
This color receives an important consideration in much of religions. Examples of this are Egypt or India, in which it is considered sacred to the point that in the Hindu religion the god Krishna (one of the main and most important deities of his pantheon, symbol of love and care but also of severity) has the skin of that color.
Judaism tends to link it to holiness, as well as Christianity (for example, the Virgin’s clothes are often represented blue).
In Muslim countries, blue is considered a color linked to protection as it is the color of the sky, as well as economic power. Indigenous peoples of South America often link it with the spiritual and the sacred, being part of the clothing of some of their most important gods.
In China it is linked to healing and harmony, being able to symbolize wood and being considered a color of good fortune.
However, sometimes blue is frowned upon and is associated with pornography and even evil. In fact, formerly people with blue eyes were frowned upon in that country, being considered unnatural.
In Korea its meaning is related to death, being in fact the color of mourning. In Eastern Europe it is usually linked to immortality. In Belgium, unlike in most of the world in which it is linked to the masculine, it is associated with girls.
The esoteric meaning of the blue color recalls the clarity of the sky, the vast expanses of water, the coolness of the shadow, evokes calm, serenity, peace, the beauty of blue skies, the imposing bulk of distant mountains and the terrifying depths ocean.
Primitive peoples believed that these distant blue mysteries were the home of the gods, spirits or ancestors, and this way of thinking originated the association of blue with religion, in fact it is present in religious iconography all over the world.
In the Tibetan mandalas the blue esoterically symbolizes the condition in which the whirlwind of passions has been overcome and the conscience can examine everything with clarity; according to Jung blue means height and depth, in fact the sky is far away and goes as far as the eye can reach like the ocean and, in nature, blue speaks of realities much larger than our human dimension, a bit like in the Luciferian iconography where demons (understood as elevated and non-negative according to Catholic belief) appear surrounded by a blue aura.
The first Christians connected the blue to God the Father, while today the color of the Madonna is the symbol of the feminine and the qualities associated with it such as compassion, devotion, fidelity, maternal qualities associated with the Virgin Mary who embodies the ideal of the perfect mother.