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  •  not a dumb question at all. . . (1+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest

    the blue doors is something very commonly seen in this state; an Hispanic touch that accentuates the brownish adobe structure. Very comely, too. Lots of folks have this color scheme where they live and own their homes. And, yes, there is something in the way of abiding peace and tranquility in that part of the state. I feel it also in the Abiquiu setting, where Georgia O'Keefe and the 'Ghost Ranch' made that remarkable area so renowned. Lots of movies filmed there, as well. So, you best get on down this way and sample some of the peace and tranquility whilst you can, wynative. As always, thanks for your support and postings.

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 06:13:42 PM PDT

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    •  yep, common theme in New Mexico (1+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest

      the blue doors and window borders.
      Someone told me once that it arose from a superstition about blue keeping evil spirits from entering, but that may have been his personal superstition rather than one more widespread.

      In any case, it is aesthetically pleasing against the adobe.

      •  The color wheel... (1+ / 0-)
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        wasatch

        Orange and blue are complementary colors -- the warm earth color is intensified by the vivid blue. There certainly might be other spiritual considerations, but just an eye for artistic beauty makes this a very nice combination.

        I knew an artist once who was good friends with people in the local Indian village. She had, in her home, a bathroom with a turquoise-colored bathtub, and she once mentioned that nothing was more gorgeous than little golden-brown Indian children splashing and playing in that tub!

        •  color schemes and such. . . (2+ / 0-)
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          wasatch, RiveroftheWest

          thanks for your comment, RiveroftheWest, and regarding color schemes, and given what you mentioned, there tends to be a lot of that going around throughout the state, and not just in places like Santa Fe or Taos. I, myself, relate to certain colors in a sort of spiritualized manner, at least depicting an energy from colors and color schemes. Thanks, as always, for your delightful and insightful comments.

          Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

          by richholtzin on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 10:35:27 AM PDT

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