Blue, also known as the color of envy, the ocean, and Smurfs, is one of the primary colors that make up the visible spectrum.
The word blue comes from the Old French word “bleu” which means “blue” (we know, shocking right?). Ancient Egyptians were the first to discover and use blue pigment in their art, using a mixture of limestone, sand, and a copper-containing mineral called azurite. It wasn’t until the 13th century that blue dye was made from the plant woad, which quickly became a popular color for clothing. Blue has been the subject of many famous works of art, including “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh and “Blue Nude” by Henri Matisse.
Blue is often associated with calmness, sadness, and trust. It’s the color of the ocean, the sky, and arguably the best flavor of slushie. Blue is also often used to represent powerful corporations, like Facebook, AT&T, and IBM, which is ironic since the color is associated with feeling sad and depressed - almost how we feel when we look at our phones for too long.
There are plenty of famous blues throughout history, including smurfs, the Blue Man Group, and Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z. Blue’s most famous villain is probably Blue from the movie Old School, who was both hilarious and terrifying at the same time.
- The blue whale is the largest mammal on earth and can weigh as much as 200 tons (that’s a lot of krill).
- Blue raspberry, despite its name, is not actually a real fruit. It was created as a flavor for candy in the 1950s.
- Blue eyes are actually a genetic mutation that occurred thousands of years ago. Before that, all humans had brown eyes.
- Blues music originated in the Deep South during the late 19th century and influenced a wide range of genres, including jazz and rock n’ roll.
In conclusion, blue is a versatile and interesting color that has made a huge impact on our world. Whether it’s the ocean, the sky, or Smurfs, blue is a color that will always be remembered. Unless you’re colorblind, then it’s just a bunch of gray.