20 Arty Facts About the Color Blue

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For those who missed my previous Arty Fact posts…

Now for the 5th color of the rainbow – BLUE! 

111.

Blue is a reserved color and doesn’t draw attention. (36)

112.

Youth see blue as a mature color. (36)

113.

Distant objects appear blue because of atmospheric perspective. (37)

114.

Historically, ultramarine blue paint was expensive because it was made with semi-precious lapis lazuli stone. (37)

115.

The most important color in Judaism is blue. (37)

116.

Blue is the color most associated with masculinity. (37)

117.

Middle-age cathedrals were adorned with stained glass windows of cobalt blue. (37)

118.

Both men and women favor the color blue. (37)

119.

Fabric was not dyed blue until long after red, pink and purple. (37)

120.

The poor of the middle-ages wore clothing dyed with poor-quality blue dyes from the woad plant. (37)

121.

The Roman Catholic church commissioned the Virgin Mary to be painted with expensive blue pigment. (37)

122.

In the 9th century, Chinese artisans used cobalt blue to create fine blue and white porcelain. (37)

123.

Picasso used blue and green during his Blue Period to create melancholy. (37)

124.

Indigo dye became widespread in the 18th century and was used in blue military uniforms. (37)

125.

In 1873, Levi Strauss invented sturdy work pants colored with indigo dye. (37)

126.

Blue represents the sky, sea and is associated with open spaces, freedom, and inspiration. (38)

127.

Too much blue can create feelings of melancholy. (38)

128.

Blue can suppress appetite, as there are few natural blue-colored foods. (39)

129.

Blue can lower the heart rate and improve mental clarity. (39)

130.

According to Scriabin’s Musical Colour Wheel based on frequency, the note B is the color BLUE. (30)

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