Hue Feel Me?!
[The Blue Series]
“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones... it will always stay blue;”
-Raoul Dufy, French Fauvist Painter, 1877-1953
We’re back with Series II of Hue Feel Me, this time to talk about the color Blue.
In American culture, when we think of blue, we think of sadness. Depression. “Singing the blues”. Blue, however, means so much more than that. This color is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence.
This is a color that seeks peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation. It reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order.. It slows the metabolism. The paler the blue the more freedom we feel.
In the meaning of colors, blue relates to one-to-one communication, especially communication using the voice – which explains why the throat chakra is blue hued. Stones like Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Blue Sodalite, and Sapphire all help to enhance self expression and confident in your voice.
It inspires higher ideals. Blue's wisdom comes from its higher level of intelligence, a spiritual perspective. Blue is the color of the spirit, devotion and religious study. It enhances contemplation and prayer. On the other hand, blue's devotion can be to any cause or concept it believes in, including devotion to family or work. Blue is conservative and predictable, a safe and non-threatening color, and the most universally liked color of all, probably because it is safe and non-threatening. At the same time blue is lusty and sinful, but in a more subtle, smooth, sensual way, opposed to the hot fiery lust of red. Blue is nostalgic. It is a color that lives in the past, relating everything in the present and the future to experiences in the past.
Ciara- Dance Like We're Making Love
Ci is giving you all sorts of tranquil water goddess vibes in here, from the tiles in the swimming pool to the blue background and lingerie set she dons while giving herself a sensual little dance.
Jhene Aiko ft. Childish Gambino- Bed Peace
This video was all about being comfortable with someone in bed while forgetting the rest of the world, and blue is the perfect color for that. The slight touches of pale blue lighting mixed in with the floaty, adorable lyrics give us all the feels.
BlackStreet- Dont Leave Me
Here comes the sadnesses. If you leave, I'll be blue, hence the setting for this video. They clearly display their devotion without force, and blue is the perfect color for comfort and emotion.
Janet Jackson ft. J.Cole- No Sleep
Rain sounds + blue hues usually equal sadness, but Janet flipped it and gave us the complete opposite: a sexy little bop about lusting over your long distance boo and all the nasty little things you'll do once you get together. The visual held its own by adding to our already vivid imaginations.
Michael Jackson- Smooth Criminal
The blue hues in this video give MJ that smooth, cool persona we associate with suave men. It also feels slightly dangerous, but reserved, so it draws you in without covering the song or storyline.
Tweet ft. Missy Elliott- Oh My
The Icey blue tones set the mood for the lust infused lyrics, setting this stage for the sensual self-love session. It also makes Tweet look extra chocolate, which is never a bad look.
Method Man ft. Mary J. Blidge- All I Need
In Asiah’s opinion, this is the ultimate love song, and the blue in the video helps tell the tale of finding love in the hardest places, and the peace that comes with that. Things may seem gloomy, but gloom turns to calm when your shorty holds you down.
Belly - Opening Sequence
Talk about sensual. The blue in the club scene made it feel seductive and suspenseful, which is so important to lead up to the events that took place. Not to mention, everybody looked extra fine and their skin was poppin!