Photo: Marlene Sanaye Yamada, Featured Blink Art Resource Artist
Whether it’s a family vacation to the beach, a long weekend at the lake, or just a walk outside, the color blue surrounds us during the summer no matter the activity. Pull this popular color inside by selecting artwork with the right hues of blue for your design using these tips.
Light and Atmospheric
Pale blues are often associated with nostalgia and creativity. Think back to your favorite family memory about time spent with your toes buried in the sand reading your favorite book or tossing a ball on the beach. Artwork with this blue can provide a much needed break and breath of fresh air, and is an excellent choice to brighten up any room with a peaceful tone.
Fresh and Calming
Sky Blues are some of the calmest colors and help to promote a healing nature for resiliency against future obstacles. This blue is best known to reduce stress – just think back to the soft en plein air Pantone blues of spring, and how relaxed you are when lying on your back looking up at a crystal blue sky dotted with clouds. Incorporating artwork with this color is best used in high-energy spaces where a lot of people tend to gather at one time like living and dining rooms.
Bright and Bold
Due to its calming, grounded qualities, bright blues are great to incorporate into an already colorful space. These blues are non-threatening and won’t compete, such as a vibrant orange or green would. Also, this blue is the color of determination and ambition to strive for great things in life – what better way to utilize the effects of this great color than with vibrant artwork in your bedroom. Waking up to it every morning will have you feeling ready to take on the world!
Strong and Sophisticated
Dark blues are seen as conservative and give off an air of being calm, cool and collected. Use this confident color when wishing to achieve a regal and sophisticated design. Hanging artwork with deep blue colors creates a grounded focal point, and in a busy design, is a much needed break for your eyes as they take on the room.
Color impacts mood and memories and influences guest and patient experiences, so whether designing for healthcare, residential, or commercial, blue is calm, clean, and confident, and the most popular of any color. Incorporating artwork with any quality of blue will be a fantastic addition to your design!
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