The Egyptians were the only ancient culture to have a word for the color. – Want to live your life according to your ideals and beliefs. – Don’t like to be the center of attention — you prefer to be behind the scenes.
Not surprisingly, they were also the only culture to know how to produce blue dye from the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli. – Can be emotional but are sensitive to others’ moods and feelings. – Like to have direction and order — unpredictability can tend to overwhelm you.
What we “see” as blue, early texts describe very differently: the ocean being a “dark wine” color and the sky “colorless.” About 4,500 years ago, the majority of cultures around the world did not have a word for “blue.” So it begs the questions: if there wasn’t a word for it, did it really exist? Jules Davidoff, a psychologist, had gone to Namibia to carry out an experiment with the Himba tribe.
They did not have a word to describe the color blue in their vocabulary so when asked to point out a blue square in a group of green squares, they had extreme problems.
Not only do colors characterize a society; they more importantly are at the essence of every thing.
Color is a perception (from our eyes) that result from the complex characteristic of the light.
It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention.
It hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way.
Find yourself decorating with blue home accents or always wearing cool colored clothes?
Do you feel peaceful under the sky or staring out into the ocean? recently, what we perceive as the color blue didn’t actually exist. At that time, most languages had words for the other colors including (in order of most commonly used) black, white, red, yellow and green, but alas, no blue.