World Building: Color Your World- Blue
COLOR YOUR WORLD is a series of threads to provide lists of synonyms for different colors. All too often, writers resort to using the same word for a color repeatedly in their writing, leading to a sometimes boring redundancy which can lend itself to making the story uninteresting at worst, ho-hum at best.
This thread series will give you more options to choose from to keep your color references fresh and inviting.
Lets start with Blue. (My personal favorite.)
Blue is considered a "cool" color. It has been linked to feelings of relaxation and calmness. It has been used to symbolize truth, reliability and stability, while its emotional connotations are trust, integrity, serenity and wealth. In religious contexts, it often represents the sky and water and signifies mystery and wisdom. Politically and in areas of nationality, blue often represents specific values or ideals, such as freedoms and democracy.
*Note: This is not a completely comprehensive list. It is intended to give you a good selection of color names and choices.
Shades of blue
Shades of cyan
Template:Shades of blue
Air Force blue
Bleu de France
Blue in Judaism
Han purple and Han blue
International Klein Blue
Phthalocyanine Blue BN
St. Patrick's blue
If you would like to see each of these shades, you can find the original listing here: