In the last episode of Color and Meaning we explored the color Green. I had a poll at the end of that post asking about how you use red in your fiber art or quilting. Here are the results:
I see we have at least one green hater in blog land! Let’s see how we do with the most popular color:
“I need the shade of blue that rips your heart
out. You don't see that type of blue around here.”
― Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon
Blue is the most popular color and the color of the most popular article of clothing. Blue symbolizes trustworthiness and dependability, just like your favorite pair of jeans.
Blue is a calming color and symbolizes stability, wisdom and faith. It’s the color of the sea and sky.
There are lots of shades of blue from electric blues that are dramatic to cold blues to deep blues that are associated with expertise and stability.
Blue is a popular color for advertising products such as computers, airlines, water purification products and cleaning products. It’s not popular for advertising food. Blue is the least represented color on our dinner plates and is considered an appetite suppressant.
Blue ribbons symbolize the best and there has been a blue room in the White House since 1837.
Blue has primarily positive meanings
In Mexico it’s the color of mourning
In China it’s associated with east and Spring
In Iran, blue-green symbolizes paradise
In India, the God Krishna has blue skin
In Catholicism, blue is associated with the Virgin Mary
Out of the blue
Once in a blue moon
In quilting, my unscientific survey of fabric that I sell, blue is the most popular color for quilting. I guess that makes sense since we make half our quilts for men and most of them want everything in blue.
How do you use blue? You can check all that apply.