Dreaming of Blue – Meaning and Interpretation

Dreaming of Blue - Meaning and Interpretation

Colors that are visible in your dream can provide symbolic meaning quickly and easily. Blue may pop up anywhere in a dream image, from a prominent view of the sky to the clothes on a character in your dream. Its range of possible meanings is somewhat broad, though not quite as vast as the sky.

Blue Dream Summary

Blue Dream Symbolism

As described in the dream symbolism of colors, dreaming of the color blue can symbolize melancholy and communication. Blue is associated with the throat chakra, which is involved in communication.

Blue can also symbolize nature and mystery. The enormity of a blue ocean or blue sky may inspire contemplation, so blue’s symbolism includes calm and serenity too.

Common Blue Dreams

  1. Dream of wearing blue
  2. Dream of blue skin
  3. Dream of a blue dress
  4. Dream of a blue door
  5. Dream of a blue house
  6. Dream of a blue bird

Blue Dream Symbolism

Blue Dream Symbolism

Communication

Ayurveda and other forms of energy healing recognize energy centers distributed throughout the body known as chakras, as reported by Chopra. There are seven main chakras distributed up and down the spine, and each of these chakras is associated with one of the colors of the rainbow.

Blue is associated with the throat chakra, which has to do with speaking and other forms of communication. Seeing blue in your dream could therefore symbolize that it is important for you to say your piece now.

Learning

The purpose of the throat chakra also involves listening, which is a big part of learning. Seeing the color blue in your dream could therefore symbolize that you are willing to make a serious effort to study and sharpen your intellect now.

Depression or Melancholy

The color blue can be associated with depression or melancholy. This association is perhaps relevant to the genre of music called the blues. However, as in blues music, acknowledging your difficult emotions can help you work through them.

Nature

Blue is the color of oceans and other large bodies of water. The dream symbolism of water includes emotions and the unconscious, so dreaming of a blue ocean could emphasize the melancholy component of blue dream symbolism.

Blue is also the color of the sky. In this sense, dreaming of the color blue could symbolize a desire to learn and grow beyond what is immediately accessible to you.

Both the blue ocean and the blue sky are enormous, so dreaming of blue could symbolize that something in your life is similarly vast and limitless in an inspiring way.

Mystery

Katy Kelleher pointed out in The Paris Review, “Whether it’s glacier pale or Mediterranean bright, blue is a color with long-standing mystical associations. Perhaps this is because blue is the color of the sky, something we can always see but never reach…”

In Christian art, the Virgin Mary is often depicted in blue. How exactly a virgin gave birth to Jesus Christ is, of course, a bit of a mystery.

Seeing the color blue in your dream could therefore symbolize that you are attracted to something that is mysterious. You may want to put in the effort to learn more about it.

Serenity

Blue is often seen as a peaceful color. Seeing the color blue in your dream could therefore symbolize that you are interested in taking a calmer and more contemplative approach to life. If you have been stressed out lately, your dream of the color blue may symbolize that you will find a way to relax.

Cultural Associations

If blue is the color associated with your nation, or a school or sports team you support, seeing the color blue in your dream could refer to that loyalty.

In the United States, the two main political parties are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. On maps and other infographics, the Democratic Party is depicted in blue, and the Republican Party is depicted in red. If you follow United States politics closely, a dream of the color blue could refer to this distinction.

Common Blue Dreams

Dream of wearing blue

Dream of wearing blue

Wearing blue in your dream could symbolize that you identify yourself with the qualities of the color blue, like being peaceful, contemplative, or melancholy. If you are only wearing blue on a particular part of your body in your dream, the symbolism of the color blue might combine with the symbolism of that part of your body.

For example, the head is associated with thinking and identity, so dreaming of a blue hat could symbolize that it’s important to you to think things through carefully before you speak. You may also want to be seen by the world as a serious person.

Dream of blue skin

Pale blue skin is associated with inability to breathe properly. A dream of pale blue skin could therefore symbolize concerns about being unable to breathe, literally or metaphorically. You may be worried about a health condition, or you might feel like you can’t say what’s on your mind. See also suffocation dream symbolism.

Bright blue skin is not usually seen on humans aside from very rare medical conditions as described by Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. It would more commonly appear in a science fiction or fantasy movie.

Dreaming of bright blue skin could therefore symbolize a desire to escape reality. Alternately, it may show that conflicts over racial issues are weighing on you, in the sense that blue skin might seem to provide an escape from deeply rooted disputes associated with the more common human skin colors.

Dream of a blue dress

dream of blue dress

As described in dress dream symbolism, dreaming of a blue dress could symbolize a peaceful and compliant attitude. Dresses in general symbolize femininity, so your dream of a blue dress might especially refer to an expectation for women and girls to behave in this way.

In the animated Disney movie Alice in Wonderland, protagonist Alice is depicted in a blue dress. Alice begins the movie as an innocent young girl, but she has to develop self-confidence and learn to speak up for herself as the movie goes on. This would be an example of blue’s association with communication, and it might be relevant to your blue dress dream especially if you grew up with that movie.

Another possible interpretation of a blue dress dream would be more relevant to people old enough to remember a big scandal in United States politics in the 1990s when then-President Bill Clinton got in trouble for inappropriate activities with his intern, Monica Lewinsky. News coverage of this scandal repeatedly noted that Lewinsky was wearing a blue dress when the inappropriate activities took place. If a blue dress still brings back memories of this story for you, then your blue dress dream could symbolize your fears of getting caught and punished for something inappropriate you have done.

Dream of a blue door

Dream of a blue door

As described in door dream symbolism, door dreams in general can symbolize boundaries and control, in the sense that doors have the ability to shut people out. However, a door can also symbolize opportunity, as sometimes you have to take initiative to open the door to a new experience.

Dreaming of a blue door could symbolize that you have an opportunity to pursue peace and contemplation, but you might have to take initiative to make it happen.

However, if you cannot open the blue door in your dream, the door likely represents a boundary rather than an opportunity. This might symbolize that someone else needs their space from you, perhaps more for reasons to do with them than for reasons that are your fault.

Dream of a blue house

Dream of a blue house

As described in house dream symbolism, houses can symbolize your identity, your body, and security. Dreaming of a blue house could therefore symbolize that you see the qualities of the color blue, like melancholy or mystery, as part of your identity. You might also look to qualities of the color blue, like calm and contemplation, to provide you with the security you seek.

Dream of a blue bird

Dream of a blue bird

As described in bird dream symbolism, bird dreams in general can symbolize freedom, companionship, communication, and cleverness. A dream of a bird of a particular color combines the symbolism of that color with the general symbolism of bird dreams. The symbolism of the color blue also includes communication and the intellect, so a dream of a blue bird would emphasize those parts of bird dream symbolism.

A parrot is a type of bird that can be blue, but what sets parrots apart from other birds is that they can often imitate human speech. A dream of a parrot therefore emphasizes the parts of bird dream symbolism that have to do with communication and cleverness — and a dream of a blue parrot would double that association.

Conclusion

Whether the appearance of blue in your dream is part of a natural phenomenon, like the sky or an ocean, or something that could only happen in science fiction, it might show that you need to stay open to learning about all of the mysteries you encounter in your life. Fortunately, studying your dreams is a great place to start!

Eva Sylwester

Eva Sylwester has been fascinated with the interpretation of dreams since middle school. She got a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from the University of Oregon in 2007. After that, she began exploring astrology and other new frontiers in spirituality. In her approach, the goal of dream interpretation is to help the dreamer articulate their own intuition. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, United States.