The Meaning Of the Color Blue, And Why It’s A Good Choice For DressesWe love blue dresses, so let’s look at why blue is so popular and what it can mean. Did you know that blue is said to be the most popular color, especially amongst men? Certain studies suggest that the highest number of people responded that blue’s their favourite, and we’re surrounded by blue logos, ads, and clothing.
Notice how blue changes in coolness depending on if it's brighter or darker and has other colors like green added to it.
Why Did We Start Using Blue?Humanity has been using blue and making blue dresses for many thousands of years, as it’s one of the colors that can fairly easily be made into dyes from naturally occurring plants and minerals. [caption id="attachment_6180" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blue dyes have been used for a long time, as they could be made from rocks and plants. For example, the Scots would paint their bodies blue before battle in an effort to frighten their enemies.[/caption] Blue started to be used extensively by the ancient Egyptians in painting, clothing, and jewelry, as it was associated with their Gods and religion as well as its beauty. This tradition and certain techniques were carried on through the ages by the Romans for instance and then into modern times. [caption id="attachment_6181" align="aligncenter" width="217"] Blue was recognised for its beauty by the Ancient Egyptians. Here you can see it used widely on Tutankhamun's funeral mask dating from 1323BC.[/caption] Everyone probably thinks that purple is the color of royalty, but is only one of the popular colors for royalty, red and blue being the others. The French kings started wearing blue in the Middle Ages (around the 13th Century) and this caused blue’s popularity to really take off amongst normal people and to this day we still see a lot of blue dresses and other clothes!
The Meanings Of BlueUnlike the in the past, people don’t wear blue dresses these days because it’s the King’s favourite color! These days we tend to choose blue based on our beliefs and feelings about this color. Blues, especially darker tones like Navy Blue, are well-known as projecting corporate power and masculinity, therefore it’s important to consider how you’re going to use blue when you're a woman, and which tone you desire; this is especially true for brides planning their wedding colors. [caption id="attachment_6188" align="aligncenter" width="238"] Blues are popular with women who desire to project their power and masculinity in a business or political sense.[/caption] Blue may be seen as more masculine because of its relationship with male babies, but did you know that even as recently as the early 1900s in the West blue was a girls color, and pink was for boys? This is because people were more religious in those days, and blue was the color of the robes worn by the Virgin Mary, whilst pink was derived from red which was thought to be a very masculine color. [caption id="attachment_6182" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Nowadays we'd know this is a little girl due to the pink clothing, but it wasn't always the case...[/caption] Blue, like most colors, has positive and negative meanings. Let’s look at them:
The Positive Meanings Of BlueIf you agree with any of these meanings then you’ll probably love wearing blue dresses:
- Spirituality and faith
- Calmness and serenity
- Cleanliness and fresh air
- Our dreams
- Calm and thoughtful
- Trustworthy and secure
- Success and power
The Negative Meanings Of BlueBlue isn’t always seen as a very positive color though, which is why we must take care when choosing to wear it. I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase, “Feeling blue,” Right? That means feeling sad or down.
- Sadness and feeling depressed