Blue is a colour that is constant in all our lives.
Australia is defined by its unbelievable blue sky, and is only rivalled by a Cretan blue sky.
One longs to dive into this blueness if only gravity did not get in the way.
No matter where you are in the world, it is always there.
It is associated with the notion of reliability, and therefore the colour is a part of the fine Australian expression 'true blue' which is self explanatory.
The information below is but a small selection of interesting facts concerning this primary colour.
If you want to know more about blue and all the other colours, read a great book called 'Color' (American spelling) by Victoria Finlay.
It is full of delightful insights that will deepen your love and curiosity for all the colours in the spectrum.
The modern English word blue comes from Middle English bleu or blewe, from the Old French bleu, a word of Germanic origin, related to the Old High German word blao.
In heraldry, the word azure is used for blue.
In Russian and some other languages, there is no single word for blue, but rather different words for light blue (голубой, goluboy) and dark blue (синий, siniy).