My blue moment

In contrast to red, blue proves to lower blood pressure. Blue also has a very cooling and soothing affect, often making us calmer. Deep blue triggers release of malantonen & stimulates the pituitary gland, which then regulates our sleep patterns. Blue with an undertone of purple gives a warmer feeling, whereas electric blues, give the opposite conotation. I attended a talk given by Leatrice Eiseman last year, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, and author of seven books on colour, i found it so fascinating how colour can change ones mood and affect the way we feel.

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It is often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly. Blue can also create feelings of sadness or aloofness. Blue is often used to decorate offices because research has shown that people are more productive in blue rooms. It is also one of the most popular colors, but it is one of the least appetizing. Some weight loss plans even recommend eating your food off of a blue plate. Blue rarely occurs naturally in food aside from blueberries and plums.

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For Similar Sofa, try Roma Sofa and for armchairs, Sultan chairs (above) from Wunders, and the Orient dining chairs with deep buttoned & stud detail (below) great idea with the handle. Handles inc has a great selection you can choose from.

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Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner, so refreshing in the blue tones            Photo Credit: Carl Hansen & Son

Great idea, to create a focal point, like arranging these plates on a wall. If you have several plates and are going for a traditional look, create a symmetrical arrangement. For a collection-style look, try an asymmetrical yet balanced design.