Blue Periods

Am I Blue?

Many artists have had their Blue Periods.

Renoir’s “Blue River” is a beautiful depiction of the blue Seine with white clouds and blue skies overhead. Even when Renoir painted umbrellas on a rainy day, he infused the canvas with blues to lighten the moment and calm the spirit. Renoir often painted women and girls in blue, because blue is pretty. But blue could be a case for reflection and for some, like Picasso, a time of introspection that borders on melancholy.

Better to stay on blue’s softer side. It’s a very soothing color that calms your mind, slows down the heart, lowers your blood pressure and reduces anxiety, creating a little peace of mind.

Are there blue skies in the future?

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Detail, Umbrellas by Pierre Auguste Renoir,
Image, Great Britain’s The National Gallery and Wikipedia.

Blue and White


Blue and White, by design

Blue and white. After it rains, there is nothing fresher and cleaner than the combination of blue skies and white clouds.

It is a beloved combination for interior designers, and it has a rich historical lore. Think Chinese porcelain, Delftware from Holland, French toile. Picture the Greek flag, and for that matter, gleaming white houses on a Greek island against the blue sea and sky. Think of exotic lapis lazuli from faraway Afghanistan. Think of the Polynesian blue ocean and the pearls from the sea. Smile as you imagine a baby beluga in the deep blue sea. Think of the brilliant white of the new fallen snow.

Blue is calm and soothing; white is clean and simple. Put together, you experience a serene, tranquil space.

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Are you Blue?

Traditions Home wants to know:

Are you blue?

my baby’s got blue eyes

You’ve got personality

A Personality Color Code tells you that if you are, then you are true, passionate, and creative. The other personality colors are red, yellow, and white, allowing no possibility of the many shades and hues that fill up the rainbow of colors our world is filled with. Nor, does the code allow for the many shades of grey and white.

Maybe, your baby’s got blue eyes.

Maybe blue reminds you of the ocean waves and the deep blue sea, or the blue sky on a mountain side. Maybe blue is your favorite flower or the color of your true love’s eyes. Maybe, your baby’s got blue eyes. And maybe you like the way it rhymes with “you”.


The color code may not be accurate, but it makes us curious to wonder what pseudo-psychologist say about our blue fascination. No Rorshach test here.


Blues are steady as the waves, ordered as the tides and enduring as the ocean. Blues love with a deep passion. They are the well-spring of our society, creators of our culture, ones who foster home and love. They are loyal and true blue in the most trying circumstances, even when clouds turn the skies grey. They strive to be the very best.

If your are blue, we have the perfect room for you.


And the perfect sofa


The Century Furniture, Made To Measure One Sofa, 10-50. Details: Fabric: 71317-59, 2 toss pillows (20×20) 20552L58, VIP Mitered Box Design w/BR163-56 on Front Side of Back Cushions & Top Side of Seat Cushions, BR163-56 at Base of Skirt, Spring Down – STD, Track Arm Straight Cushion, Loose Pillow Back, Welted, Waterfall Skirt.

Made to Measure by Century Furniture means choice – 13 custom arm options, including the Track Arm (shown), 5 custom leg and base options, including Waterfall Skirt (shown), 7 seat and cushion options, and thousands of beautiful Century fabrics.