Thursday, 19 August 2010

Things That Are Blue.

Blue is considered a primary colour, with orange it's traditional complement.

Avenue A Lifeguard Tower Redondo Beach California

Photograph by NSBernas/lookLAphoto

In the English Language, blue is associated with sadness. In Germany, it is associated with being drunk.

Photograph byEmily Taylor

In Thailand, blue is associated with Friday. Anyone born on a Friday can wear this colour on that day.

In Hinduism, blue represents the 5th (throat) chakra.

Odeon, Saint Albans

Photograph byDonald Lush

In Ancient Rome, blue was worn by public servants, influencing the idea for blue as the colour of police uniform.

In the dark, blue can be seen over a wider range of vision than red.


Photograph by Genevieve K

Blue is the most-bought women's sweatshirt/sweater colour, because women think men like it.

Blue were an irritating boyband in Britain in the late 1990's.

Blue was an even more irritating song released by Eiffel 65in 1999. It reached number 1 in the US and UK charts.

Blue is the colour of logic.

“Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.”

- Jules Feiffer

Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.”

- Adolf Hitler

More proof that Hitler was a d**k.


Photograph byMike Ambach

All photographs taken from the UNdane Flickr Group pool.

Take a picture of something blue today. On a camera. On your phone. The sky. A pencil. Lee Ryan. Whatever.