What gave it away? The royalty hint?

Blue is dreamy. Blue is calming.  It can be strong or friendly.  It is universal. Almost everyone likes some shade of blue. Pantone LOVES blue, even naming a shade, Blue Iris (PANTONE 18-3943) to be exact, as the 2008 Color of the Year telling us: "Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement." 

Ok.  Cool.  A hint of mystery is always a plus. They are onto something as according to the big W, in the bandana code of gay leather subculture, wearing a medium blue bandana means one is into the fetish of having sex with someone who is wearing a police uniform. 

That is a bit mysterious. And it is probably more exciting than Royals.....well, maybe.
(images Elliott Puckette, Julie Collings, Italian Vogue, Someset)


  1. I love blue too, plus it looks good with my eyes!

  2. Blue is cool and so calming. I like this shade of blue too. Enjoy!

  3. There are definitely so many people who are enamored with blue...and it is always a life long obsession instead of one that wanes...and yes, I would be one of those people!

  4. Gorgeous post, so magnificently blue. I have just found you and love your blog. Full of beautiful things. I will add to my blog roll. Carla

  5. Gay leather subculture has a bandana code? Man, I don't know ANYTHING!!

    ps I love the Italian Vogue image.

  6. What a great blog... thanks for a post about blue. Love it!


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