Blue is a cool colour, it’s the colour of the sky and sea. It symbolises stability, loyalty, confidence, intelligence and peace. Read the facts!
- Studies show weight-lifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.
- In ancient Rome, blue was worn by the public servants, which marked the beginning of the idea for today’s police uniforms.
- In factories, blue often marks equipment to be repaired.
- Blue is associated with air mail and the navy.
- A survey has shown blue to be the best-selling colour in women’s sweaters because women think men like it.
- It is the colour most preferred by men.
- The colour blue has a Biblical meaning symbolizing heavenly grace. The Virgin Mary is often depicted wearing blue clothing.
- In India, blue is thought to bring bad luck and is associated with mourning.
- Blue was traditionally associated with pain in China.
- Blue is a primary colour.
- 8% of the world’s population have blue eyes.
- In the UK, a blue ribbon can be the symbol of testicular cancer awareness.
- In the United States post office mailboxes are typically blue.
- Blue is the favoured colour choice for toothbrushes.
- The colour blue is the least common colour in the foods we eat.
- Blueberries are the favourite of blue foods.
- Mosquitoes are attracted to the colour blue twice as much as to any other colour.
- Blue birds can’t see the colour blue.
- Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue!
- Light blue was first recorded as a colour term in English in 1915.
- Blue is often used to decorate offices because research has shown that people are more productive in blue rooms.
- Blue Skittles were not out until 15 years after the original Skittles.
- The phrase ‘Feeling blue’ means to feel sad or unhappy.
- The phrase ‘once in a blue moon’ means an event that occurs infrequently.