In Feng Shui the Water Element is thought to bring Freshness, Purity, Flow, Ease, Abundance and Renewal. In other words, the Colour Blue is Pure & Fresh.
According to Colour Theory, Blue means Calmness, Responsibility, Peace & Strength and causes a Relaxed & Refreshed Feeling.
If you look at the colour wheel below, you will see that Blue is classed as a Cool Colour, along with Purple & Green. They sit together on one side. Purple and Green are both secondary colours being made from Blue with the addition of Red for Purple and Yellow for Green.
Traditional Hindu beliefs suggest that the body is divided into seven Chakras. These are focal points, where energy from the aura are received into the body and then distributed. The Throat Chakra is situated between the collarbones this is where they believe the Colour Blue is Distributed. It affects our throat, neck, ears and shoulders and is associated with the sense of hearing and with our thyroud gland. (This is very interesting as I have an underactive thyroid gland!)
In Colour Therapy, Blue is the colour of Inspiration, Peace & Tranquility. However, Blue is also associated with Depression & Sadness hence the saying 'Feeling Blue' This refers to very dark shades of Blue.
Tints & Shades...There are, of course, many shades of Blue, my Favourite is Turquoise. Tints are made by adding white to the primary colour, often referred to as pastels. Shades are made by adding other colours in varying degrees.
Shades of Blue
Colour Combinations - there are many ways of combining colours. Often a 12 segment colour wheel is used as a tool
Here you can see the combination of Blue, Green & Purple which were described above as the cool colours. They are also known as Harmonious or Analagous Colours as they sit side by side.
Another popular combination is known as Complementary Colours, this is where two colours, opposite each other on the wheel, are used together eg Blue & Orange
Another very simple way of combining colours is to use neutral tones such as Grey, I think this works well with the Turquoise
I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog. I have introduced lots of theories, some of which you may have heard of. There is too much information to include it all here but you may wish to find out more! I shall be continuing this series and discussing other Colours, Elements and Types of Colour Combinations.
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