Mar 27, 2013

You Like Blue? Me Too!


      Vincent van Gogh once very wisely said: "There is no blue without yellow and without orange." Although some might disagree (and they are more than free to), I think there is a profound truth hidden in those words. Yes, he cut off his ear, yes, he was crazy but there is a genius in every madman, right? I could go into the depths of his color(ful) analogy but quite frankly... I don't feel like it. I just really like the color blue and this is the whole reason for this post, plain and simple.
      I pride myself on not trotting down paths down which seemingly everyone has gone before. If you want to hurt my feelings, don't call me a bitch or a moron or an ugly cow, just call me average. That doesn't mean that I'm always desperately seeking ways for me not to be a part of a larger statistic but it does mean that I'm very happy when it spontaneously turns out that I am in fact not. So imagine my disappointment when I found out that blue is the favorite color of the majority of people. Well, F U, Majority. But I get it, blue is a cool color.
  • Although you might associate blue with royalty (royal blue), public servants in ancient Rome wore blue and those clothes were the predecessors of today's police officers' blue uniforms.
  • According to some studies, weight-lifters are able to lift heavier weights in blue gyms.
  • In connection to the previous point, people are more productive in blue rooms.
  • Blue has a Biblical reference and signifies heavenly grace, that's why the Virgin Mary always has a blue ... Toga? Cape? Oversized hoodie? Cloak? Wrap dress? What do you call that thing? Lady Gaga wore something similar once, but it was red and it's no mystery what that color signifies.
  • Owls are the only birds that can see blue shades. Not even blue birds like bluebirds see the color of blue.
  • Mosquitoes are attracted to blue twice as much as to any other color. (I have a blue sleeping bag AND a blue tent because blue is my favorite color, dooh, just for the intermezzo.)
      So how can you blame Majority for liking blue? You can't. As much as herding doesn't appeal to me, I'm not going to be blue about it - when you can't beat them, join them. You know what they say: The more the merrier. Strength in numbers! I'm just a heap of clichés today, so annoying...



      Don't forget to like, share and/or follow if you like blue (you're so predictable) or if you think this song is the greatest song ever produced. There are new posts coming up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday so see you again this Friday when it's time for another taglicious post courtesy of Carina.

      Peet

 

40 comments:

  1. I love this colour, not only because my eyes are blue.
    Love VIENNA WEDEKIND

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  2. Do you know in terms of decor, art and fashion, I'm not to in to blue (well I do like denim, so I take that back about fashion). I hated when my parents painted my brother's room blue and it wasn't even my room. I just find it a very cold colour (or a "cool" colour as you say, although I'm not saying it in a positive way). Interesting what you say about being more productive in a blue room, that may explain why my uni halls of residence had blue carpets and blinds. I hated it, but actually didn't too badly with my grades sooo....

    You'll have to swop to your favourite colour being cerise pink! Now that would shock everybody!

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  3. Ah, I love blue too! Simultaneously powerful and soft. Love these photos- and the quote from Van Gogh is great :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  4. That second pic of the sheer skirt and the turquoise shoes! AMAZEBALLS! I am a fan of blue but Pink is my favourite color (but I'm a closet hipster and going with the masses is physically painful to me)
    I LOVE Van Gogh - cutting off your ear = so romantic ;-) Great post as always!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Blue is my favourite colour!!!
    xoxo

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  6. Not my fave color, but I like it.
    I like the sentence where you said that there is a genius in every madman, and I totally agree. Genius people are never normal :)
    xx

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  7. It's funny bc I didn't see you as a blue girl...I thought you were more yellow or chartreuse kind of girl!

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  8. I love the color blue, I have good energy vibration!
    So blue tops I love :)
    kisses*

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  9. I love blue, especially royal blue and turquoise... I feel good wearing them and looking at them :)
    xo
    http://polkadottedpearl.com

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  10. I mean, I guess blue's pretty alright :p My favorite's teal! I think that's more green. Also, when you said "if you want to hurt my feelings... call me average"...? I think I love you. ;)

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  11. wow the woman in the swimming pool that's a gorgeous pic !

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  12. Mi favourite colour is ... Used to be purple. Then green. Then now, nyancat poo orz. I can't decide, they are all too lovely! Last time I used to have this mentality to be against bright or feminine colours but I am kinda alright with it nowadays. Could be because of K-Pop influence (though I don't like them) or Idk, preferences change as the time goes by? Hehehe

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  13. Gorgeous photos, I love this color (although emerald is my favorite)!

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  14. As you have amply demonstrated with the examples above, blue can be a lovely colour.
    It is strange how the colour blue is also associated colloquially with a depressed mood despite
    the obviously cheering sight of a blue sky, or the calming effect of the sight of water.
    I love the look of the blue ombre hair above - or any blue hair. The sheer turquoise
    fabric in the first photo is pretty. Are those your legs in pretty blue tights in the 2nd photo?
    The blue eyeliner with wings looks pretty as do the paint outfits. Smurfs love that colour too.
    What a dilemma being loath to tread the paths most trodden and then being beset with
    a case of the cliches. Should we try to locate Ultraviolet to save the day?
    "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" - Elton John - YouTube)

    My favourite colour has changed a few times. It's been blue and yellow, lavender, and most recently it's been ultra-feminine vibrant pink.
    which complements blue and turquoise very nicely :)

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  15. Very inspiring photos!! :)

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  16. Gorgeous photos, bright neon blue is one of my favourite colours :)

    Rosie
    x
    therunwayrose.blogspot.com

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  17. after this post we don't only like blue, we love it;)
    great post as usual!
    lots and lots of love from switzerland!
    xxx
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch

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  18. i love blue !!
    especially blue hair !!!
    Milca
    new post
    www.milcaway.blogspot.it

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  19. I really love blue over blue!!!
    xoxo
    www.donkeycool.blogspot.com

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  20. These pics are so great now i love blue too!! Follow me also:

    http://whosyourdowdy.blogspot.com/
    xo

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  21. Gorgeous pictures!



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  22. I like green and orange the best I think.

    If bluebirds can't see blue then how do they know they are bluebirds?

    Did you also know that if you eat food off a blue plate you in theory eat less. That is another cool blue face for you, that will be £20, please.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. You send me an invoice and I'll pay, no doubt.:D But as far as the bluebirds go - we know they're blue, they think they're... What? Black? Invisible? I don't know...:)

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  23. amazing postt! !! <3

    xx,
    http://lalainlaland.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh... amazing pics!!! Awesome selection!
    have a great day! besos.


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  25. Love that post :p Blue is such a beautiful color!
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  26. Gorgeous pictures! And haha the song took me back in time! Thnx for sharing! xoxo

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  27. I actually adore the royal blue trend!!! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  28. Thank you for your lovely comment! Love this post and love the photos of the women all covered in blue. :) xx

    www.laurettie.blogspot.com

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  29. thanks for visiting my blog... your site is so big..

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  30. that blue goes perfect in summer with tanned skin! can´t wait!
    muah*
    mariana

    http://asouthbreeze.blogspot.pt/

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  31. thank you for your super nice comment on my blog dear! i appreciate it a lot :) glad you liked it!


    x Vik


    viktoriadimitrova.com

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  32. I definitely would vote for this! I love blue. I'm so happy that blue s so popular these days for apparels and I'm seeing it everywhere =)

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  33. thanks for sharing these fab images - i repinned a few!
    xo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  34. this is great! Blue IS the best! I'm currently loving grey/blue tinted hair (sort of Tavi style), plus as a newly turned red-head, blue looks good in anything :)

    Katie x

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  35. hey there,u've got a gr8 blog... want to follow eachother??? if so follow me and let me know i'll follow back for sure..we could even follow on lookbook,fb,instagram and twitter?? i alwz follow back.. :)

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