We all have a favourite colour, don’t we? I am often told in the gallery that Blue features very heavily. I guess being coastal, it would. Despite the general lack of research in this area, the concept of colour psychology has become a hot topic in marketing, art, design, and other areas. Much of the evidence in this emerging subject is anecdotal at best, but researchers and experts have made a few important discoveries and observations about the psychology of colour and the effect it has on moods, feelings, and behaviours. Of course, your feelings about colour are often deeply personal and rooted in your own experience or culture.
Why is colour such a powerful force in our lives? What effects can it have on our bodies and minds?
In this blog, we consider the colour Blue and chose our top 5 Blue gallery picks for you!
Vessels by Jan Lewin Cadogan – Pick 1.
How does the colour blue make you feel? People have long believed that certain colours can evoke different moods and feelings, and some research has supported the idea that colours can have psychological effects. The colour Blue has a direct link to water whether that be calm shores or turbulent seas. Jan Lewin Cadogan uses this as inspiration for her ceramics. Vessel JLC41 - £115.00
The Kyles of Bute by Carol Taylor – Pick 2.
Blue is a colour often found in nature such as the pale blue of a daytime sky or the rich dark blue of a deep pool of water. It is for this reason perhaps that people often describe the colour blue as calm and serene. Carol Taylor’s ‘The Kyles of Bute’ captures this perfectly. The Kyles of Bute. Carol Taylor. £4975
Dreams of Flying by Freda Waldapfel – Pick 3.
Blue calls to mind feelings of calmness or serenity. It is often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly. Standing in from of Freda Waldapfels, Dreams of Flying, we are transported into a paradise, where all the world fades away and we are left in a place of peace and quiet. Dreamsof Flying. Freda Waldapfel. £1200
Functional Ceramics by Juliet Macleod- Pick 4.
Blue is one of the most popular colours, but it is one of the least appetizing. Some weight loss plans even recommend eating your food off of a blue plate. Juliet Macleods variety of functional ceramics are evocative of the beach and we see them as the perfect addition to any coastal kitchen! Various Prices
Will Shakspeare Glass - Pick 5.
Blue ranks so high as a favourite colour that you can’t go wrong if you use blue. However, blue can be over-used and may wind up a design cliché if used alone. Combining blue with other colours creates a more inspired effect. If you get up close and personal to these incredible pieces by renowned Glass Artist Will Shakspeare – you will see the most incredible variety of colour that compliments his rich blue.
Will Shakspeare Vases. Large. £174 Small. £87
So if you love blue as much as we do, pop into the gallery, shop online now or if anything in this blog has caught your eye and you just have to have it call us on 01700811681.