Do you have a favourite colour? I do or at least I did. What I mean is that I have recently revised my view of what my favourite colour actually is. My knee jerk reaction used to be to say that green was my most-loved colour. My preference had absolutely nothing to do with green being the de facto national colour in this Emerald Isle. No, the real reason that I like green so well has all to do with the fact that most of its forty shades work well with my pale Celtic skin.
What made me delve a little deeper into the part of my psyche in charge of colour preference was the image of Dalkey Island that you see at the top of this post. I took the photo with my iPhone for my Instagram stream (@justaddattitude) and put it through a filter in one of the photographic apps I have downloaded. I am drawn to the image because of the myriad hues of blue in it. I have been in denial; I think blue may well be my favourite colour. This makes sense as I have always been attracted to the sea and other expanses of water and I also love looking at the ever-changing kaleidoscope of blues (ok, I grant oftentimes greys in these parts) in the sky.
I also realized, strangely for the first time, how much I surround myself with different shades of blue: my kitchen and sitting room walls are painted duck egg blue, I write notes for Just Add Attitude in blue covered notebooks, many of the pictures on my walls are blue-predominant and much of my crockery is blue-hued. Wardrobe-wise item that I would find the most difficult to live without is of course a pair of blue jeans. And the most recent addition to my wardrobe is a Breton top, from COS, with blue stripes; when I wore it for the first time I added a blue scarf and some earring with blue stones. The evidence seems overwhelming it appears blue is my favourite colour.
I know blue is a calming colour but I am not sure what else it represents, I need to do some research.
It’s Friday: Happy Weekend.
12 responses to “Favourite Colour: Blue”
Well you have a lovely weekend too, maybe listen to some blues, but don’t get blue. As i write this a big black bird flew into the tree by the window and he has irridescent blue head! (PS I am too tired to look up the correct spelling for irradescent.) ah well.. I am sure you get the picture.. c
Aww C – you must be so tired after all the drama on the farm this week. I hope there is an opportunity for some rest this weekend. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. 😉
Green is my favourite colour also because it suits me and my eyes are a kind of dull green. I am, however, fickle and I really love colour. I love yellow and blue, orange, but can’t wear it and I love pink too. Too many decisions!!!
Yes there are so many decisions to be made about colour: clothes,decor,plants… I like yellow and orange too but mostly don’t wear them. How lovely to have green eyes.
Blue is my favorite color, too — all shades, including blue-greens. I admit some vanity — the color highlights my eyes. I wear a lot of blue, but prefer earth tones for my home: brown, tan, green, orange… B, your photos are absolutely stunning! Eileen G.
Hi Eileen- yes, there are so many shades of blue – I think like you I like all of them. Thank you for the compliment about my photos;I have a lot to learn about photography and I have just started going to a class.
I love the pictures. Green is my favorite, but I’m partial to its near neighbor blue, and its near neighbor purple.
I need to think about purple. It’s one of the colours that I don’t surround myself with and I am not sure why. Thank you for saying you love the pictures.
Blue is my favorite color (used to write colour before being Americanized :)) I have two boys, but if I had a girl her room was still going to be decorated blue! I love your photos xxx
Katy thank you for the lovely comment. My spellcheck always tells me I should spell colour the American way but so far I still go for spelling it *colour* – old habits die hard. 😉
Beautiful pictures, and I like the variety of subjects you chose! All good examples of the color blue…
Thank you Meg for the compliment.