Happy May!  May means sunshine and blue skies and beautiful weather, and during this month, we will be studying the color Blue!

Grace Project 365 Color Challenge May Blue

Blue is a calm color.  It is the color of the sky and sea and is quiet, peaceful and tranquil.  It promotes physical and mental relaxation and a sense of calmness.  It is said that blue also lowers your metabolism and suppresses your appetite.  That is why weight loss plans suggest you put your food on a blue plate, or paint your kitchen blue!  Blue symbolizes loyalty, strength (think of a dark blue business suit or a police officer's uniform), wisdom and trust.  It is associated with freedom, intuition, intelligence, imagination and inspiration.  Too much blue can bring feelings of sadness, negativity and melancholy.  The lighter the blue, the more calm.  The darker the blue, the more strong.

Since Blue recedes, it is a good color for a background.  However, you can also use blue as the main subject depending on the other colors in your image.  If you pair blue with red, for example, the red will pop forward to the viewer, so consider whether the blue is then your main subject or the background.  In the images above, I've used blue both ways.

I hope you've found this information helpful.  Please remember to post your collages to the appropriate album no later than May 31, 2018.  The album is located here:  May 2018.

I'm looking forward to another great month!

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