Many cultures use blue as a protection against evil forces & as a healing colour. Viewing blue gives a calming effect, it can reduce blood pressure as well as can slow heart beat and respiration.
Dark blues carry the message of leadership & authority (why it’s often suggested to wear a blue suite to an interview or big meeting), while medium & grey blue appear sincere. Electric blues are active and playful while also being energizing and youthful. Too much blue can be slightly depressing though..
When decorating with blue:
- it’s recommended anywhere you’d prefer quiet & serenity
- dark blue will work best in dens, home offices & libraries
- warm blues are nicest in dens and family rooms
- pale blues should be considered in bathrooms, as it is considered refreshing. However when using a pale blue it should be balanced with warm accents.
Blue is considered the most popular colour in the world from both men & women… and it looking around your home you probably will find a tone of the colour somewhere. If not, give it time… it will appear somewhere! Enjoy painting and remember, don’t be afraid of going BOLD & BRIGHT!