The Color Blue—Calm and Comforting

The Color Blue

Colors are known to invoke an emotional response, impact mood, and even have healing powers.

Blue symbolizes trust, wisdom, intelligence, faith, and truth.

Quiet, peace and serenity are all equated to the color blue. Just think of relaxing on the beach with an ocean of cool, calm, blue water stretching out as far as the eye can see.

The color blue helps you wind down and rest as it relaxes your muscles and quiets the mind.

Blue is also the color of spirituality and thought. Blue counters chaos and agitation bringing peace and serenity to the troubled mind.

Blue is also known to open the flow of communication and broaden one’s perspective to learn new information.

As a photographer, I challenged myself to create images that featured a dominant color chosen for its beneficial characteristics.

The images Glass Works 08 and Water Works 09 feature blue.

Is there is a space in your home or business that would benefit from the characteristics of the color blue? If so, I invite you to take a closer look at these two photographs, as well as other images featuring blue, by following the links below.

Stay tuned—I’ll be featuring more images and their color characteristics in future posts.


Characteristics Of The Color Purple

Water Works 01
Water Works 01: The Color Purple

Colors are known to invoke an emotional response and impact mood.

As a photographer I challenged myself to create a series of images that were more about the colors in the image, than the subject I was photographing.

Each Waterworks image is lit by a dominant color mixed with as many as four complimentary colors to invoke an emotional response. Additionally, the patterns, shapes and textures created by the splashing water drops create a visually entertaining image.

I employed purple as the dominant color to create Water Works 01.

The deep, soft, color purple is associated with nobility and spirituality.  It was the favorite color of Egypt’s Cleopatra and often worn by nobility.

Wealth and romance are also deemed characteristics of purple.

Purple is an unusual color that possesses both warm and cool properties. Featuring purple in a room will stimulate imagination and boost creativity.

This dignified color is also noted for its calming influence. Color therapists use purple to lower blood pressure, and to detoxify the body. This effect is further enhanced by the gold tones incorporated into this image.

Purple certainly has characteristics that qualify it as a Good Soul Stuff color.

Would you benefit from a little purple in your life? Prints of WaterWorks 01 are available by following the links below.

Stay tuned—I’ll be featuring more images and their color characteristics in future posts.