What is the meaning, symbolism, psychology, influences and associations of the color blue, and if blue is your favorite color, or if you like to wear blue or drive a blue car what does it say about your motivations and general personality?

Blue is a primary color on the additive (Light) RGB, and subtractive (Paint) RYB color models. Blue has a short wavelength of around 440 – 460 on the visible spectrum.

The Meaning of Blue Color

Blue is the most common favorite color, making it the most popular of all the colors. Blue is a popular color with both sexes, however it’s often associated with masculinity and generally a more popular choice for men.

In many works of fiction, blue is often represented as the color of good, opposing the color red. It’s often used by the emergency services, in hospitals and doctors surgeries, perhaps to promote calm and trust.

In western tradition, wearing something blue for weddings represents love, modesty and something pure, often a blue piece of jewelry is worn. In Christianity blue is connected to virtue and that which is holy, the virgin Mary is often depicted wearing a blue dress. Blue is also often associated with feeling down or depressed, “feeling blue”. In Korea and some other Asian and middle eastern countries, dark blue is associated with mourning. Blue is also seen as a color of good luck in Egypt.

Meaning of the color blue.

Blue as a personality is reserved, confident, conservative, persistent and trust worthy and it’s not looking for attention. Blue likes to do things its own way and it doesn’t conform well to the wishes of others. Blue is independent, it is more of a leader rather than a follower, likes organization and is professionally minded.

Wearing Blue or Owning a Blue Car

Blue is not a flashy, stand out color so wearing blue or owning a blue car would normally suggest that someone is not looking for attention. They are probably reserved and introverted in character. Their decision making is inward focused with a serious nature. They care more about their own personal taste rather than the opinions of others, however this does depend on the shade of blue.

Dark blue suggests, seriousness, conventional and professionalism. Lighter, brighter shades show a stronger interest in appearance and being unique, they value being different.

Personality if Blue is your Favorite Color

Honest, sincere, trusting and trustworthy, you have a strong desire to be trusted by others.

You spend a great deal of time thinking, you think before you act, not naturally spontaneous or impulsive.

You are very serious about any responsibilities that you may have.

You enjoy peaceful moments and spending time by yourself to reflex on the days events.

You have great knowledge in areas that interest you, however your knowledge base can be narrow or limited.

You are normally of good sound mind without much emotion, however when your emotions do come in play, they can be difficult to control.

You prefer to be in the back ground, not drawing attention to yourself.

You like things to be tidy and organized, everything in its place.

You are friendly, yet you are at your most comfortable in the company of close friends.

Much time is spent thinking about the past and you are a sentimental person.

Positive Traits & Influences

Peace

Blue is perceived as being a color of peace, safety and security. It’s a calming and relaxing color which signals that no danger is present.

Intelligence

Blue is often associated with intelligence and wisdom, studies suggest that blue is linked to clear thinking and concentration.

Confidence

Blue is a confident yet none aggressive none threatening color, it implies strength and conviction while maintaining a relaxed composure.

Persistent

It’s persistent and determined in its pursuits. It doesn’t give up and stays until the end.

Negative Traits

Inflexible

Blue can be rigid and finds change difficult, change is possible but it can be a slow process.

Predictable

Because of blues lack of fondness for change it can be predictable, conventional and stuck in its ways.

Coldness

Coldness, a lack of emotion and unfriendly are also keywords associated with the color blue.

Further Reading About Blue

Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue Hex

More shades of blue with HEX and RGB color codes.

Light Blue – Linked to healing, creativity, freedom, tranquility and calmness.

Dark Blue – Associated with seriousness, authoritative, powerful, responsible, traditional, emotional suppression and being controlled.

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19 Comments

  1. I’m addicted to cobalt blue. I’ve been feeling this way for about a month now. I like going online to gaze at sapphire stones and blue diamonds. In general, my favorite color is a light pink and has been since I was little. I wonder what this sudden interest in dark blue is all about. I’m in discernment about my life. I wonder if that has something to do with it.

      1. Cobalt blue is my favorite color as well! It is very powerful and I love wearing it and having this beautiful color in my home.

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  2. I’m definitely a blue person. Most all shades of blue, but my favorites are navy, cobalt, and cyan. I recently stumbled across a color called turcyan which looks like a combination of turquoise and cyan. Colors of the waters of the Caribbean and Mediterranean – I never tire of these colors.

    1. I am a big fan of lighter rich shades of blue myself, especially cyan when combined with darker colors. Thanks for the comment.

  3. I’ve been reading several of these evaluations of color preference in an individual’s psychology and it’s pretty striking how accurate most of it is. My favorite color is a dark blue and almost everything besides organized applies to me. When I was a child, my favorite color was red and those attributes were very strong in me as well when I was very young. I would venture that many people have different favorite colors at one time or another in their development and perhaps that , along with other valuations (which colors they like from most to least, what things they associate with certain colors, etc.), could shed more light on individual personalities. For example: My favorite color was red when I was a child up until sometime around 4th or 5th grade, and it’s been different variations of blue for the most part since then, The blue personality is almost entirely accurate, but I still have some traits from red: passionate (though mostly in just a few areas, which might be part of the blue personalities’ interest in a narrow band of things), I fall into the trap of instant gratification (though I am almost the complete opposite of implusive), competitive in large part, and I like to be the center of attention (but only around close friends). I may be reading to much into color psychology;I am not a psychologist myself (though I have some rudimentary knowledge of different areas of it, a general interest in it), so I may be reading to much into it, but I thought my own experience with having different favorite colors at different times and how that relates to my personality to be interesting and I thought I would share.

    1. People tend to have dominant traits and secondary traits, sometimes those secondary traits will show themselves more depending on circumstances, and also they do alter somewhat with age.

      There is a strong connection between color and personality traits, so yeah often favorite colors do change, and for some people their personalities maybe more of a combination of two or more colors, or perhaps a different shade.

      Great comment, thanks for sharing.

  4. I have been a fan of blue, lover of it for the past 7 years I developed likeness for this color and am happy to see the meaning and personality

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