In between violet and green
Is the color, blue
With my very eyes, I’ve seen
The many variants of this hue

There’s cobalt, dusk and aquamarine 
To name but a few
The numbers so obscene 
I had absolutely no clue

I’ll show you what I mean
Just follow on through
Read on your screen
Keep your eyes glued

Saturation and intensity of light
Cause a waterfall of cascades
From dull to bright
With tints, tones, and shades

If tint is white
And tone is grey
We add black as night
This is a shade

Check out this view
A sky of sodalite
Birds flying in a queue 
Such the sight

In the bayou
The water a rich apatite
An owl – who who
With fireflies in flight

As we continue on
This poem of blue
Written by Beth Malbon
Who knew, did you?



How Many Variations of BLUE?


Because of this:




How We See BLUE

The depths of the sea, and clear sky above is due to the optical effect known as Rayleigh Scattering. As passes through the atmosphere, the blue wavelengths are scattered more widely by oxygen and nitrogen molecules and therefore more blue comes to our eyes. 

Characteristics of Blue


Light Blue (Sky): peace, serenity, tranquility, ethereal, spirituality,  infinity, harmony, faithfulness, health & healing, soft

Blue (Ocean): cleanliness, strength, durability, dependability, coolness, depth, stability; sadness

Dark Blue (Night): intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, dignity, authority, confidence

  • Blue in the face – exasperated 
  • Out of the blue 
  • Once in a blue moon
  • Blue joke – dirty
  • Blue blood – noble
  • Blue-eyed – drunk
  • Blue blazes – hell
  • Blue stockings – disparaging woman/man
  • Blue funk – melancholy 
  • Blue flu – jail
  • Blue nosed – prude
  • Blue sky – fraudulent 
  • Blue pencil – edit
  • Blue movie – porn 😮

Songs with BLUE in the Title

  • Blue Christmas (The Mavericks)
  • Blue (Perfect Circle)
  • Someday Out of the Blue (Elton John)
  • Satellite Blues (AC DC)
  • When the Stars Go Blue (The Corrs/Tim McGraw)
  • Red, White, & Blue (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Blue Beach (Steely Dan)
  • Once In a Blue Moon (VanMorrison) 
  • Behind Blue Eyes (Limp Bizkit)
  • Summertime Blues (Rush)
  • Electron Blue (REM)
  • Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis)
  • Blue Orchid (White Stripes)
  • Big Blue Note (Toby Keith)
  • Barefoot Blue Jean Night (Jake Owen)
  • Rock Bottom Blues (Kid Rock)
  • Goodbye Blue Sky (Punk Floyd)
  • Electric Blue (Icehouse)
  • Blue Monday (Bob Seger)
  • Blue Flower (Mazzy Star)
  • Caribbean Blue (Enya)

and a lot more!

  • Blue Chips
  • Blue
  • Blue Velvet
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Blue State
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Blue Sky
  • Blue Thunder
  • Blue Steel
  • Blue Crush
  • Blue Streak
  • My Blue Heaven
  • Mickey Blue Eyes 
  • The Wild Blue Yonder
  • Little Boy Blue
  • The Blue Butterfly
  • Violets Are Blue

and more!

BLUE in Nature

Bugs…


Flowers…



Mushrooms…


Reptiles…

Sea Creatures…

Birds…

Stones…


Appetite Suppressant 

As far as blue foods (vegetables and fruit) – they don’t exist in our natural world. Blueberries are actually purple, as are blue potatoes. 


Blue doesn’t stimulate the appetite and therefore is rarely used in restaurants.

BLUE Color Variants

Aquamarine 

Turquoise 

Teal

Ice Blue

Light-Baby-Powder Blue


Glacier Blue

Denim Blue

Cerulean 


Royal Blue

Navy Blue

So Why BLUE???

In an attempt to classify the correct blue color for writing up summaries for jewelry (the BLUES jewelry line), I went in search for similar colors – thinking, mind you, that there weren’t over 50,000 gradients. When I saw this, my mind piqued with curiosity, I had to investigate further. 

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