Friday, 13 July 2012

50 Shades of Blue #Folksy Friday#

No apologies for stealing my title from the popular book “50 Shades of Grey” which I am currently enjoying reading.

My chosen theme for this post is blue.  I found a delightful selection of blue items on my Pinterest Board for the July Jugglers (folksy daily listing club) and thought I would share some of them with you. I also haven’t done a folksy Friday for a while so thought it was time to do one!

Blue is the colour of the clear sky and the deep sea. On the optical spectrum (rainbow) blue is located between violet and green.

Did you know that there really are over 50 Shades of Blue? (My thanks go to an informative article on Wikipedia).

Here are just a few of them, as to list them all would have been very boring, but I want to assure you there really are over 50 shades!
            • Pure blue
            • Medium blue
            • Egyptian blue
            • Ultramarine
            • Resolution blue
            • Dark blue
            • Navy blue
            • Catalina blue
            • Sky blue
            • Indigo
            • Cyan
            • Prussian blue
            • Cerulean blue

Artists among you will recognise several of them as paint colours.  I always wondered why there were so many to choose from.  But it is so important when painting to get that sky or the sea just that right shade of blue!

There are three key things that the colour blue is traditionally associated with:
-      The sea and the sky- the uniforms of sailors are usually dark blue, those of air forces lighter blue.
-      Cold - cold water taps are traditionally marked with blue.
-      Melancholy - having the "blues".
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my blue themed post and don’t forget to click on the photos and they will take you directly to the item in the folksy shop.

Do take a look in my Folksy shop.  I am listing something new every day so there will always be something you haven’t seen. Enjoy!

From top to Bottom: Ello Design, NOfkants Curios,  Whimsy Woo Designs, Sarah Joanne Jewellery, Eccentric Ella, Shelley Couture, Leanne Woods Designs, Deborah Jones Jewellery, Audrey’s Cat.


  1. Didn't know there were that many shades of blue Edwina.

    Lovely items.

    Many thanks for including my Kindle cover.

    Shirley x

  2. Thanks so much for including my kindle case amongst all the other lovely blues.

    Leanne xx

  3. Thank you for including my earrings, I had almost forgotten blue skies existed - not seen one this summer :)


  4. Super items ! thanks for including my Brooch!

  5. Very interesting!

    Thank you so much for including my fluffy handbag in your lovely collection.

    Natalie x

  6. Really enjoyed your post! And actually Blue is definitely one of my favourite colours (all of them LOL). Love the title ... hmmmm, I've yet to read the book ... hope you enjoy it.

    Some lovely Folksy items here Edwina, thank you.

  7. My favourite colour! You've found some beautiful items to feature, Edwina. Come to think of it, that might have been a more appropriate title for the book... ;o)