AF,DL,AA,Southwest,SN,BA,Swiss,Varig,NW ..........and the list could go on endlessly.What do these airlines have in common?Well,not tricky at all , they all do have blue seats in their aircraft,at least in coach class . True blue seems to be the preferred colour of a swiftly growing number of airlines . Is there any particular reason for this ?
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4753 times:
As far as i know, i don't think it's anything to do with the technical side. Blue seems to be the "standard" colour for a lot of airlines, blue works well with the white interior of an aircraft than say, yellow or green. I think blue is just prefered by some airlines just like it seems a lot of car interiors are either grey or navy blue.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7992 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4450 times:
Colors affect our moods. It is said that blue - contrary to red - causes the body to produce calming chemicals.
According to Russian scientists, it is actually a combination of green and blue: Exactly the color you find in cockpits of Russian fighters:
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4330 times:
Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes trustworthiness.
My wife who is working towards her Masters Degree in Psychology agrees. She says that most corporations use blue in their logos because it symbolizes trustworthiness. Perhaps the airlines (who generally use a lot of blue in their logos as well) are trying to convey that impression among their passengers.
But the Southwest example you gave above, MASB747, that picture is from Silver One. The seats are a silver-grey. But you are correct that we are changing our interiors so that blue is the dominant color.
747Teach From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4151 times:
MASB747: Pseudo-technical reasons aside, there are any number of other reasons why an aircraft may have any particular color scheme for its interiors. Several years ago I worked for a major carrier that had, what I considered, to be a fairly ugly interior in its Airbus aircraft. All the colors for that particular fleet were chosen by the wife of the CEO of the company. That's what she liked, so that's what they bought. End of story. Kinda made you wonder what the inside of their house looked like, though. Regards,