Blue. The coolest of colours. I discovered it late, after a childhood of loving sunshine yellow and a few years of black and purple. I started making scrapbooks, and flicking through my papers one day I realised that almost all of them were blues and greys.
Blue is well known for its soothing properties. It's the colour of gazing out to sea or lying on your back in a summer meadow or the door to a coastal cottage. No wonder then that it's a colour that so many people gravitate towards. It is apparently the world's favourite colour.
The two turquoise properties above overlook water. A bold choice of colour, no? I think I prefer the white walls and the more muted blue door. But I'm happy to live in a world where everyone's different. A world where I can walk down the road and go, "Wow, look at that". I say "wow" a lot, and so does the littlest boy. We're constantly amazed by the smallest things, oohing and aahing over little details and a whisper of prettiness - a flower, a butterfly, a fancy car, a stained glass window. We love it all.
Whilst I don't have blue walls, I love to look at photos of blue. Holiday snaps of sea reflecting sky, little children paddling at the edge, blue walled coastal homes and the peeling paint of salt battered boats.
Blue is a serene colour, a colour of the mind, helping with clear thought and concentration. It's just what I need right now. Cool, calm inspiration. Focus, but not hot stressful focus, more of a measured but driven focus. I should get some blue photos printed off I think, I like the look of them all together. And I could definitely use the psychological benefits of this most soothing of colours.
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All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when a group of them work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. We'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.