Tranquility in a Sea of Blue

Blue Ocean Tokyo

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If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. – Eleonara Duse, Italian Actress

Blue is a very calming and cool color in Feng Shui.  Connected to the North and Northeast areas, this color is directly related to:

  • Relaxation
  • Healing
  • Inspiration and Confidence
  • Wisdom and Knowledge
  • Security and Dependability
  • Nobility and Honesty

Jane Ellison Living Room

Jane Ellison

Blue is representative of the water element, and can be used in many ways to create a more tranquil and inspirational environment.  The #1 favorite color of all people, blue is an ideal shade for living rooms due to its historically royal symbolism.

Thom Filicia Blue Library

Thom Filicia

Because of its close connections with higher knowledge and wisdom, blues are great for libraries and rooms devoted to study.

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Blue, however, should not be used for adult bedrooms.  Too much of the water element can negatively affect one’s romantic and love life.  It can give off a cold feeling to the occupant, resulting in damage to emotional ties and sex drive.  However, if one’s heart is set on blue, make sure there is enough golds or yellows in the space to balance the blue shades.

Estilo Art Deco Bedroom

Dormitorio Fresco

Gold, a metal element, feeds into water, and will help to balance the coolness of the color.   Blue and gold together also create a very regal and refined space when paired together.

Blue, White, Silver Sitting Room

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Other metal colors, such as white or silver, can also work to balance the blues.  This color combination is good for lively rooms, like in the gorgeous sitting room above.

Blue Mid-Century Bath

Retro Renovation

Light and pastel blues are excellent for bathrooms.  The hue lends itself in establishing a spa-like environment, which every bathroom should possess.

Pier 1 Blue Glass Items

Pier 1 Imports

One easy way to add more blue in your environment is with glassware, like the selections above from Pier 1.  I love the cobalt hue of the stemware.

Notting Hill Door

Notting Hill

Front doors, when painted a bright, royal blue, can attract highly auspicious energy.  It worked for Hugh Grant in the movie Notting Hill.  (There are many references to the color blue in this film)

La Mariee Chagall

Artistic Things

Create your own Blue Period.  Another way to bring the beneficial blues is with visual art.  Also from Notting Hill is Chagall’s La Mariee.  A beautiful bride and a violin-playing goat, with sophisticated shades of midnight and cerulean throughout.

David Sawyer Blue Victorian

David Sawyer

So if you are looking for more serenity, relaxation and confidence in your life, try indulging in the azure color of the sky, and see what astounding changes come to pass.

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