Retreat Into A Place Of Quiet Blue Calm #TBT

April 2, 2015 § Leave a comment


April 2, 2015

Originally posted on February 1, 2010

As the spring is approaching we found it fitting and inspiring to share a story about gardening. If you are looking for inspiration for your summer garden why not start with the color blue? Keeyla Meadows was inspired by a specific blue (Majorelle blue) found in the personal garden of Jacques Majorelle.

As a true fan of the color blue I was thrilled to read about the use of blue as the focal point for which a wonderful garden is inspired. It might not seem that blue would be a good choice to build a garden around but as it is written in the Pantone Guide to Communicating with Color, blue seems like the perfect choice.

Here’s why…

The color blue is strongly associated with sky and water, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. In the presence of a blue environment, we feel calm. Humans are soothed and replenished when they view blue and there is some evidence that when blue enters our line of vision, the brain sends our chemical signals that work as a tranquilizer. Blue is an excellent choice for areas demanding mental concentration or for products and environments that invite concentration or relaxing, “meditative” moods.

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Colorfully Creepy

August 19, 2011 § 2 Comments


August 19, 2011

I know this isn’t the typical color story that we like to share but it was so visually interesting that we thought it just might work. I always thought of ants as more of a nuisance rather than backyard entertainment but Mohamed Babu has found a way to change that perception. Babu found if you have some sugar, food coloring, paraffin wax and a quick hand you have the opportunity to turn an ant swarm into an art form (of sorts).

 

I wonder if the ants had negative reactions to the red food coloring?

The ants whose multi-coloured abdomens show exactly what they’ve been eating | Mail Online.

Black, White and Blue

July 8, 2011 § Leave a comment


July 8, 2011

Sometimes things aren’t  just black and white. Take this Blue penguin for example. No, really, don’t you just want to take him? 

“Recently the color of Little Blue Penguins was found to be generated by a new type of structural color.”

“Bird feathers have pigments like melanins and carotenoids – we even have evidence for color in the fossil penguin Inkayacu from fossilized melanin-bearing structures. Color can also be produced by physical interactions between light and biological nanostructures. These colors are called structural colors.”

Please click the link at the bottom for the full story.

Structural Color in the Little Blue Penguin « March of the Fossil Penguins.

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