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The meanings and uses of Blue and Purple will be examined this week.
Here are some blues and purple from my garden.
The colors in the blue flowers contain many purples.
Also some of the blues are fairly neutral or greyed down.
The meanings and uses of Blue and purple in our paintings: Meanings of blue
Blue is the color of
- the spirit
- devotion and
In addition, the color blue is
- and confident.
Furthermore, blue is the most favored color of any.
It is nature’s color for water and sky.
However, blue also means contradictory things.
While most blues suggest trust loyalty and cleanliness, blue also means depression.
Global meanings of blue
Almost universally blue is
- the most favorite color
- part of more than 50% of world flags
- considered professional business attire
- and of aristocracy (blue-blooded).
Greeks believe that blue keeps evil away.
While to “be blue” means sad to English, it means to be drunk to Germans and to be homosexual to Russians.
Dark blue is the color of mourning in Korea.
Using blue in paintings
Here are a collection of master watercolors featuring blues.
Read this to learn more about blue, if it is your favorite color.
The meanings and uses of Blue and Purple in our paintings: The meanings of purple
Purple is the color of
- the future
- and dreams.
The color purple is very rare in nature and was very expensive to create.
Consequently, purple symbolizes
- and luxury.
Purple contains the energy and strength of red and the spirituality and integrity of blue.
Global meanings of purple
Globally, purple is a color that is either loved or hated.
- Japanese used “imperial purple” and Mediterraneans reserved purple for emperors and popes.
- Purple is the color of mourning in many cultures.
- The “purple heart” is awarded for bravery, and is the color symbolic of the gay community, and of popular children’s characters.
Using Purple in paintings
It was more challenging to fing master watercolors that feature purples.
Here are three.
If purple is your favorite color you can read more here.
Here is a short underpainting using purple in grapes.
Next will be the neutrals.