Photo Essay: Blue

Blue is one of my favorite colors. It’s the sea and the sky – endlessness, peace and freedom. It’s a calming color, too. But this time I won’t show you any pictures of skies and seas, it’s time for the next piece of macro photo series – about blue.

What does the color blue mean?

Colorful nature - blue

Colorful nature - blue

Peace, harmony, trust, confidence, conservatism, cleanliness, intelligence, depression, loyalty, masculinity. Blue is often associated with depth and stability.

Colorful nature - blue

Colorful nature - blue

In color psychology, blue represents harmony. It reduces stress and creates a sense of calmness. However, being ‘blue’ expresses sadness and depression, as well. Ever heard about travel blues? 😛

Colorful nature - blue

Colorful nature - blue

Dark blue represents expertise, power, integrity, and seriousness – it’s a preferred color for corporate America. Light blue is associated with health, tranquility and softness.

Do you like blue? What does it represent for you?

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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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