Shades of Blue

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Shades of Blue

Blue is calming. It can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. Almost everyone likes some shade of the blue in their life.

Mr. Toastmaster, Fellow Toastmasters and Dear Guests

Intro

A natural color, from the blue of the sky, it is a universal color. Its cool, calming effect makes time pass more quickly and it can help you sleep. It's a good color for bedrooms. At the negative side, too much blue could dampen spirits though. In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away. Blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister, hence the power suit of the corporate world with a distinctive culture, a dress code and the uniforms of many police officers. Long considered a corporate color, blue, in medium and darker shades, is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.

Just as seeing red alludes to the strong emotions invoked by the color red, feeling blue or getting the blues represents the extremes of the calm feelings associated with this color, i.e. sadness or depression and lack of strong emotion.

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So what about it? What’s so special about this color that stands it apart from all others?

• It's danger in disguise: - the hottest flame and yet, demure and serene. • Its Mesmerizing: - it has a music genre named after it. • It's different: - the blues bring out the creative streak in all the other colors. • Its the Navy:- they signify the backbone, only a blue can offer and no doubt the best of world's navies are called the Blue water navy. • Its stable: Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones...it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color – pink • Wonder if James Cameroon’s Avatar could have better...
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