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What Blue Hues Say About You

The color blue conjures up images of the crystal clear sky, the frothing oceans, and tranquil bodies of water. It’s also the most popular color worldwide according to a Live Science study released last month. Therefore, it often makes the top of the list when homeowners decide to freshen up a space with paint. 

Colors are often associated with different moods, various emotions, and personality traits. In the case of paint color, it can impact our perceptions, work ethic, and motivation levels. Let’s explore further how certain colors, focusing in today’s blog on the color blue, can reveal things about you. 

Color Personality 

Every color of the rainbow (and shades therein) has an impact on our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in everyday life. Color psychology is being used on us as humans all around us – none more than in marketing and advertising. 

For instance, the color red seen in products such as Coca-Cola products, Legos, and stores such as Target and KMart, sends a bold message of excitement and youthfulness. Yellow, on the other hand, sends a message of warmth and optimism. Color psychology studies also show that orange is known for being a friendly and cheerful color, while green is associated with growth, health, and peacefulness. 

This theory of colors makes note that blue, as seen on company logos for Lowes, Facebook, Twitter, Oreos, American Express, and countless others, puts out a message of trustworthiness, dependability, and strength. 

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Blue Paints 

It’s one thing to portray a certain brand awareness with color and an entirely another thing when color is being used on your walls and surfaces. 

Houzz, an online community for design, decor, and home improvements explain that the color blue has a calming effect on people. Blues and blue-greens give off an aura of creativity, serenity, and tranquility in a home. 

They go on to explain that blue has not only a calming effect but also a healing and soothing element to the hue. “Egyptians and Chinese often practiced chromotherapy — using colors to heal.” Blue was one of those healing colors. 

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Blue in Home Decor & Design 

When deciding what colors to paint a space, blue may be a good choice if you are looking to create peace and harmony in your everyday life. Bedrooms, bathrooms, and family rooms are the perfect spaces to choose one of the millions of shades of blue. 

As a Benjamin Moore dealer, we love the wide selection of blues from the palest baby blue to a deep dark blue. Benjamin Moore states that “Blue is a favorite for those interested in exploring colors “beyond” neutral. Shades of blue are synonymous with design dependability and classic style. Livable and graceful, it’s always a good time to dive into the color blue.”

Find out more about the color blue with color psychology and dive into Benjamin Moore’s blues here