Sunday, May 23, 2010

Blue Monday

It's blue Monday and I've set my table  for company.

So please come and visit...I'll be blue if you don't !!

Here are some interesting facts about blue:

Calm and Cool :

Blue is calming. It can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. Almost everyone likes some shade of the color blue.      

Nature of Blue:

A natural color, from the blue of the sky, blue is a universal color. The cool, calming effect of blue makes time pass more quickly and it can help you sleep. Blue is a good color for bedrooms. However, too much blue could dampen spirits.

Culture of Blue:

In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away.

Blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister, hence the blue power suit of the corporate world and the blue uniforms of police officers. Long considered a corporate color, blue, especially darker blue, is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism

Language of Blue:

The use of blue in familiar phrases can help a designer see how their color of choice might be perceived by others, both the positive and negative aspects.

Good blue

•True blue - someone loyal and faithful

•Out of the blue - unexpected (could be positive or negative)

•Blue ribbon - first rate, top prize

•Blueblood - person of noble birth, royalty

•Bluestocking - well-read or scholarly woman

•Bluebook - register of socially prominent people

•The Blues (capitalized) - popular style of music sometimes characterized by melancholy melodies and words

•Baby blues - Blue eyes (also see Bad blue words

    Bad blue

•Feeling blue - feeling sad or depressed

•Blue devils - feelings of depression

•The blues (not capitalized) - depression, state of sadness

•Blue Monday - feeling sad

•Baby blues - post-partum depression

•Singing the blues - bemoaning one's circumstances

•Blue laws - laws originally intended to enforce certain moral standards

•Blue language - profanity

•Bluenose - puritanical individual

•Into the blue - entering the unknown or escape to parts unknown

•Out of the blue - unexpected (could be positive or negative)

I guess that  is enough info for one day.
Don't want to bore you  because you might not come back

I hope all my blogger friends are having a first rate blue Monda


  1. Even though I don't belong to blue Monday, I had to pop in and say your blue placemats are so pretty. Lovely table setting.

  2. Happy Monday Elaine!I love the color blue, and I love your table setting as well.Nice facts about blue.I have blue eyes and Ive always heard blue eyes are weaker than the rest.I asked my eye Dr. she said that isnt true.So if you ever wondered theres a bit of info in that,lol

    Have a lovely day!

  3. I'm so confused. I'm still thinking it's Sunday. I thought you were a day ahead for some reason. :/ Work has been extra busy. Dust is back. Yuck! Hope you are having a great day. Love ya, Tammy

  4. What a neat bunch of facts about blue! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog yesterday!

    Have a great day!


  5. LOve the pretty blue table settings. I love the color blue, great post.