Embracing the Blues: Timeless Innovations in Interior Design and Energy Art.

Embracing the Blues: Timeless Innovations in Interior Design and Energy Art.

Love blue? It’s no surprise.

Blue is a universally favored color, and its appeal is deeply rooted in psychology, biology, and cultural associations. Here’s a look at why people are drawn to blue and its energetic essence:

  1. Calm & Serenity: Blue is often linked to calmness and serenity. It evokes feelings of tranquility, much like a clear blue sky or a serene lake. This calming effect can be particularly pronounced in lighter shades of blue.

  2. Trust & Reliability: Blue is commonly associated with trustworthiness and reliability. This is one reason why many businesses and institutions use blue in their logos and branding.

  3. Depth & Stability: The color symbolizes depth and stability, reflecting foundational elements like the deep sea and the expansive sky.

  4. Intelligence & Wisdom: Blue is also linked to intellect, wisdom, and clarity.

  5. Nature & Universality: Blue reminds us of nature, specifically the vast sky and the oceans. These universal elements resonate with many people regardless of where they come from.

  6. Coolness & Refreshment: Being a cool color, blue can evoke feelings of refreshment and cleanliness.

  7. Spirituality & Order: In many cultures and religions, blue has spiritual significance and is seen as a color that denotes order and divinity.

  8. Communication: Light blue especially is linked with communication, expression, and empathy.


Energetically, blue is connected with the throat chakra in some spiritual traditions, which governs communication, truth, and expression. Its energy is one of soothing, healing, flowing communication, and deeper inner journeys. See my Throat Chakra collection of energy art here.


The appeal of blue is multifaceted, grounded in both its natural ubiquity and its vast range of cultural, psychological, and spiritual connotations.

Stories of the Future
"Stories of the Future: energy art a Edesign by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.

Blue’s universal appeal and versatility make it a favored choice in commercial products, from fashion to paints. Its range, from deep navy to soft sky blue, fits various styles and moods. Industries gravitate towards blue due to its consistent popularity, its ability to evoke trust and calmness, and its adaptability across seasons and trends. As a result, products in blue hues cater to both aesthetic trends and deep-rooted emotional connections consumers have with the color.

Alaska image by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash.
Beautiful blues of Alaska. Photo by Alaska image by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash..

What’s in it for you? With the prevailing popularity of blue, you’ll find an abundance of home decor options in this hue, ensuring effortless harmonization in your interiors. For example, see a variety of my energy art and Edesigns I created using various shades of blue as the primary color in this Saturday Night Live Art Show.

The Blues

My “The Blues” fractal art collection draws inspiration from Alaska’s breathtaking palette of blues, manifesting in the sky, water, and icy expanses. The state showcases a mesmerizing spectrum, from deep ocean blues to the ethereal glacial blue – a shade that remains elusive to photographs. Our lakes often shimmer in a unique turquoise, tinted by glacial silt. The accompanying photo offers a glimpse into Alaska’s rich tapestry of blues.

"The Blues"
"The Blues" #2
"The Blues" #3

Here is an Edesign of a dining room spotlighting the art, encapsulating the “bring the outside in” concept. By mirroring the ocean’s blue on the walls, it blurs the boundaries between the external environment and the interior space, offering a seamless transition.

Edesign and Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.

This design is available in a wide variety of home decor products in my store on Society6. 

The Blues Wall Clock
The Blues #3 Rectangular Pillow
The Blues #3 Credenza
The BLues #2 Sheer Curtains

The "Sea"

Another fractal art series of mine is called “the Sea” because it reminds me of the ocean with white caps on a cloudy, windy day. I see the ocean from my house here in Seward Alaska, and we have plenty of wild windy days! Looking at the white caps is an indication of whether the boats will go out each day and how sea sick you might get! The colors of the ocean change with the light. 

Photo by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash
The sea, Photo by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash
The Sea Fractal Art Collection by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
The Sea Fractal Art Collection by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
"Sea" #2
The Sea Fractal Art Collection by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
"Sea" #3

This Edesign highlights the art by using neutral tones for the wall color and furnishings to keep the focus on the art and exterior view of the sea.

Edesign and Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

Here is an example of a global style Greek living room in blue, using “The Sea” energy art on the walls.

Three Tips to Create Your Perfect Space With Fractal Art
Greek Style living room using "The Sea" energy art.
The Sea #3 Counter Stool
The Sea #2 Bench
The Sea comforter
The Sea Comforter
Sea Walling Hanging

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By Mary Ann Benoit

President- Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Owner- Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast Artist- Stained Glass, Jewelry and Alcohol Ink Art Wildlife Biologist Director- Kaleido World Percussion and Dance Company Director- Tavus Dance Company of Alaska Lover of music, art, dance and animals.


  1. Great post Mary Ann, I love seeing all the ways you used Blues in the designs and used it on different materials; such an inspiring post!

  2. In love with your fractal art! Especially the “Sea” with the light dining set. Very neat idea to match the colour of the walls with the ocean and sky, I never thought of that before. Beautiful rooms and wonderful renders!

    1. Thanks so much Sabina! I love the feeling of that room as if it is actually part of the outdoors. I was playing with a new rendering program I just learned a week ago and was really happy with the results:)

  3. I love how you bring in, and use nature as your inspiration. I’m a ‘sea sick’ kind-of girl so looking at the whitecap image brought back some yucky memories. That being said, the art is so beautiful! I also love your renderings!

    1. Thank you Sheri! Sorry to bring back a bad memory. I am lucky to never have experienced sea sickness, so never thought of that. I am enjoying the rendering program, it is so fun to bring a vision to life so others can see it:)

  4. What a beautiful way you’ve incorporated nature’s blues into your art.

    1. Thanks so much Lisa. I think blues are almost universally loved by people, probably because we all connect with this color as a color from nature, even if some of us are removed from it in our daily lives. We still all see the sky!!

  5. I love your fractal art anyway, and these blue sea-inspired ones particularly! The ocean is one of my favorite nature connections and these are such a lovely interpretation of it in art!

    1. Thanks so much Janet! So glad you like them. The ocean is so inspiring to me and I am lucky to get to see it everyday. It is one of my favorite nature connections too!

  6. The ocean is so inspiring and so is your art!

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