Sometimes the inspiration for a post comes suddenly and when you least expect it. I was browsing and I saw a cute blue sweater so I thought that “Blue is the warmest color” was a perfect title for a post about knitwear. Blue knitwear.
The history of blue is long and interesting.
Greeks and Romans hated it because they considered it barbaric. Barbarians, in fact, used to paint their body in blue before attacking. At the beginning of Middle Ages blue was associated with darkness and evil while during the late Middle Ages it started to be associated with the image of the Virgin Mary. Royals and aristocrats began dressing in blue during ceremonies and important events. So, from the color of evil, blue became the color of justice, fidelity, kingship.
Nowadays, blue is the favorite color of the majority of people.
It is present in more than the 50% of the flags of the world and it’s considered the color of serenity, trust and many positive feelings. Even if it still has a contradictory meaning (after all Americans “feel blue” when they’re sad), it’s mainly indentified with good things. In Italy Prince Charming is called The Blue Prince but I don’t know why.
Blue comes in many shades. Cobalt, azure, lapis, indigo, navy, cerulean (surely who saw “The Devil Wears Prada” can’t forget about it) and more. I love blue, most of all in its deepest hues like royal blue and navy. And I love some sayings like “once in a blue moon” and “out of the blue”. They sound so well to my Italian ears 🙂
And now, let’s focus on fashion! These are some beautiful and warm blue sweaters.