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Blue is a color, Blue is a feeling, Blue is a mindset. Blue is one of the base colors that the human brain can process, it is a component of light, the color of the sky and the ocean. It is a pigment, once so expensive it was only meant for royals, a status symbol acclaimed by many. But Blue goes beyond the material, even beyond the visual. Blue is a feeling, it evokes emotions and is connected to a complex set of associations that not always align, sometimes even contradict each other. Blue is the least polarizing color, it’s the color of trust, the color of relaxation, conveying calmness and loyalty. We feel drawn to Blue, because it’s safe, familiar, soothing and welcoming. The blue sky always surrounds us, it is the one stable thing that will always be there. Sometimes hidden beyond grey clouds, but never fully gone, always above us, with the sure existence of this reality itself. Blue is honest, blue is commitment, Blue is predictable. And yet this seems to be the dilemma of Blue. It is always there, it never really seems to change, it seemingly is trapped in its own continuity of stability and order. While blue seems to provide all the bases for a balanced, calm life, it seems to miss the edges, the up-and-downs of stark emotions, of flaming red, of vibrant green. Blue is the human mind trapped in it’s own cage of safety, status-quo and stagnation. In this sense, Blue can also be uncertainty, fragility, alienation and depression. It then becomes a wall, trapping us inside ourselves, rather than the soothing presence of certainty, symbolized by the sky. It becomes a weight pressing down on us, foreshadowing the meaningless and repetitiveness of our everyday being. In the end, Blue is a color like any: It has a material, a visual and an emotional aspect. Depending on who will look at it, will have different associations. Depending on the context it is used in, will change the interpretation. Depending on the colors it is combined with, will evoke a different set of emotions and depending on the person who uses it as part of their appearance or as figure of speech, the audience will change as well.

Color is a fluid concept, Blue is a fluid concept. We will see in it, what we want to see, yet it will never be just a color, never just “Blue”.