Written by Michaela MacBlake Matthews
Welcome back to another edition of Color Swatches For The Soul, where we are taking a closer look at the symbolism of shades, and how to set the mood for your craft projects, fashion, and lifestyle with color psychology! Today we’re looking at Atlantic Blue.
The Blue Family
The color blue symbolizes calm and intellectual dispositions, and takes its time to think through problems. It is the slowest color of the three primaries, and can often represent loyalty as well, as it is so deeply intertwined with time and gentle movement. Blue brings together the witty nature of air and the emotional aspect of water. As a quiet, oftentimes passive color, many shades of blue will shift their dispositions to the context of their surroundings.
How Atlantic Blue Sets The Mood
Atlantic Blue is a deep, darkened, and oceanic shade of the well-thought-out blue hue. It has a slight touch of the blank slate white, and a medium sized dose of the mysterious and unknown black mixed in, reflecting the vast exploration of the unknown. With a slight touch of purple in the mix, too, this color is a full-blown deep sea dive, encouraging a steady path to new discoveries, and slow but constant movement forward.
How To Use Atlantic Blue In Your Craft Projects
Atlantic Blue is the perfect color to use for a pre-made starting base, such as the fabric stretched across a needlepoint hoop, because it encourages diligence and a touch of experimentation!
It is not a good color for large scale projects or impatient crafters, because the color itself will make the process feel like it is taking longer than it is. However, if you want to escape into a deeper trance and get lost in a project, then it is the perfect color for you! Just be aware that it may take some time to finish… or possibly never feel complete.
Color Palettes For Atlantic Blue
Atlantic Blue can be jazzed up with blushy, coral pinks and sunset oranges. It can present itself cleanly with soft yellows, too, or swirl into an odd, but well-formed mysticism with medium to dark toned purples. This shade of blue emphasizes its own diligence with browns, and threatens boredom with greys. It fights to keep exploring with reds, and feels rested and sustainable with greens.
Use Atlantic Blue when you want to slowly explore deeper into what you already know, and become more of an expert in the things that already interest you!
If you can feel it, there’s a color for it!
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"Mac" is on the Lifestyle Team here at Darn Good Yarn, and loves taking a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to creative therapy. She is certified in neuro-linguistic programming, and is also the surreal artist and author behind Surrealismac.