A Blue Phase :: Am I depressed or just American?

 | Featured on House of Valentina Have you ever noticed yourself veering towards one color?  I've been craving the color blue lately.  I bought a blazer, more jeans, a denim shirt, a blue vase for my mom... and then I started to wonder.  Am I depressed?  Isn't that what a blue phase symbolizes?  Or is this just an American thing?  Americans seem to do blue a lot more than Europeans... an observation that I cannot verify with hard facts but feel my experience will give me enough clout to convince you.

When I bought a navy blue polka dot skirt, I really started to panic.  What is wrong with me??  Maybe I'm not taking this move back to America very well.  Maybe I lost all sense of my personal style over the Atlantic.

Just short of huddling in a corner, wrapping my arms around my body and rubbing vigorously in search of comfort and understanding, I googled the meaning of blue.

Here is what I found:

"Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body."

Whew!  Not only am I not depressed or craaazy (said with my best Olaf imitation)... I'm rock solid.  Stable.  Deep.  That's me for sure... because the Color Wheel Pro told me so and if the Color Wheel Pro says I'm ok, then clearly I must be a breath away from leaping into the day with rainbows overhead and unicorns serenading me as I dance with elves...

Want to join my blue obsession?  I promise you don't have to be depressed or American... Sane, though?  That is optional. Denim + White Jeans

Go for a denim shirt with White Jeans (They both come in plus size, too!)

BLUE KID BEDROOM

Paint the walls blue like this Parisian Children's room.  You can even buy a faux mantel!

Blue Succulents

Add some blue succulents.

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Invest in Some beautiful Elephant Ceramics

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Or a Blue Velvet Sofa

Blue DRESS + Sneakers

Wear Blue Stripes with Sneakers (Love this Plus Size one, too!)

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DENIM JACKET

Denim Jacket  + Wide Leg White Pants?  Yes! (Links include all size options)

BLUE SOFA

Curved Blue Sofa?

JEANS

What about Flare Blue Jeans with a Black Peplum Top?  (All sizes available!)

STRIPES + DENIM

This Stripe Top + Skinny Jeans + Denim Jacket are rocking!

BLUE VELVET CHAIR

This blue velvet tufted chair is crazy gorgeous!  Love these options.

BLUE LAUNDRY ROOM

A Blue Laundry Room is epic.  Blue Wallpaper?

DENIM + WHITE JEAN

ROYAL COPENHAGEN

Royal Copenhagen is a classic.

BLUE DINING ROOM

Glossy Blue Walls?  Yes!  And Don't forget the Blue Ginger Jar!

BLUE OUTDOOR SPACE

Wicker Chaise with Blue pillows?  Mmmhmm.

BLUE CERAMICS

BLUE LINEN

I didn't realize that a blue linen duvet could be so neutral yet compelling!

BLUE CERAMICS

This little Blue Ring Dishes are SO beautiful!

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BLUE CLOSET

Blue for the closet?  Absolutely!  But the blue rug is pretty awesome, too!

Pale Blue Dining

A Pale Blue Dining is Timeless