We loved pulling together our first Color Series, Color Crush: Orange, so much that we decided to put together one on a color that’s most associated with summer: BLUE!
Whether it’s a family vacation to the beach, a long weekend at the lake or just a walk outside, the color blue surrounds us during the summer no matter the activity!
Light and Atmospheric
Pale blues are often associated with nostalgia and creativity. Think back to your favorite family memory about time spent with your toes buried in the sand reading your favorite book or tossing ball on the beach. This blue can provide a much needed break and breath of fresh air, and is an excellent color to brighten up any room with a peaceful tone.
"Where Would you Rather Be?" by ACA Artist Jane Stoddard. Click image to see all 185 ACA Artists.
Fresh and Calming
Sky Blues are one of the calmest colors and helps promote a healing nature for resiliency against future obstacles. This blue is best known to reduce stress – just think of how relaxed you are when lying on your back looking up at a crystal blue sky dotted with clouds. This color is best used in high-energy spaces where a lot of people tend to gather.
"Beach Day" by ACA Artist Tom Owen. Congratulations to Tom for winning the prestigious award Abstract Artist of the Year! Click photo to see more of Tom's work.
Mixed Media Abstracts by ACA Artist Amy Genser. Congratulations to Amy for winning several awards at this year's ACA! Click photo to see more ACA Award Winners!
Bright and Bold
Due to its calming, grounded qualities, bright blues are great to incorporate into an already colorful space. These blues are a non-threatening and won’t compete, such as a vibrant orange or green would. Also, this blue is the color of determination and ambition to strive for great things in life – what better way to utilize the effects of this great color than in your bedroom and waking up to it every morning feeling ready to take on the world!
"Adventurous" by Marlene Sanaye Yamada. Congratulations to Marlene on all her ACA Awards! Click photo to see more ACA Award Winners!
Strong and Rigid
Dark blues are seen as conservative and give off an air of being calm, cool and collected. Use this confident color when wishing to achieve a regal and sophisticated design. The deep blue creates a grounded focal point and a much needed break for your eyes to rest on as they take on the room.
"Submerged 4" by John Metz. Click photo to see all the incredible works entered into ACA 2015!
Blue is calm, clean, confident and the least controversial of any color, so artwork with any quality of blue will be a fantastic addition to your space! Are you interested in the availability of the above artwork? Please call Elizabeth, ADC’s Gallery Director, at 513-723-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
ACA 2015 is our most successful show to date! We're thrilled we were able to celebrate the nation's top 185 artists by giving away over $250,000 in awards! So mark your calendars for Friday, July 31st from 5 - 7 PM and join us for ACA's Closing Reception and one last look at the show!