There are many colours in our spectrum and there is colour within the colour. Graphic design now has variables of every colour imaginable.
Describe the colour Blue
On a cold winter’s night look up to the sky, on a clear night it appears black, but that is only perception because black is associated with darkness, but look closer and you will see it is a midnight blue. Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’. A blanket of the darkest blue scattered with bright light yellow stars and a bright grey moon.
On a hot summers day look up at the sky, shield your eyes from the sun and you will be a bright pale blue with tones of mid-tones, growing darker towards the horizon and lighter still around the edges of puffy white clouds.
Visit the Maldives and the sea there is a beautiful turquoise blue. Blending from palest blue to deep dark blue; the coral reef and white sandy beach lightens the blue of the sea to its turquoise hue.
The colour blue holds many associations – a political party (Tories); a flag, a country’s representation; the eyes of your loved one or daughter; coldness and calmness; a famous car or fine porcelain.
Blue – a feeling not only a colour, powerful in its own right and everlasting as a primary colour along with red, yellow, black and white.