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 Smoky Mountain 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 Smoky Mountain Blue Sets The Mood
Smoky Mountain Blue is a greyed down shade of blue, while still being fairly light. This gives it an orderly and positive feel, while still being generally neutral. The hue of this blue leans slightly toward cyan, offering an extra layer of communication to the deep-thinking blue.
How To Use Smoky Mountain Blue In Your Craft Projects
This color is extremely versatile! Because it has a well balanced saturation level, it can pair well with bolder colors and neutrals. It works well in large spaces and in patterns, but may blend in too much if used for very fine details.
Gifts and decor items made with Smoky Mountain Blue are wonderful for calming, thoughtful intentions. While greys and blue can be depressing in some contexts, this shade can be used to spark a grounding, airy, and fresh feeling, similar to the sensation of walking barefoot across cold garden stepping stones on a misty morning.
Color Palettes For Smoky Mountain Blue
Smoky Mountain Blue works well with sunrise colors like pastel pink, light blues, and soft yellows. It also pairs well with just about any shade of purple, from magenta to grape! Greens will work well to create an outdoorsy palette, so long as there is a variety of shades to keep from looking too cartoonish, while golden hues and sandy beige will create a clean, classy look!
Use Smoky Mountain Blue when you want a calm demeanor, and a clear mind!
If you can feel it, there’s a color for it!
Beautiful Blue Babies!
"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.