The Capital Wheel often changes its colors to celebrate holidays, special events, or to raise awareness for important causes. For example, the wheel has been lit up in red, white, and blue for Independence Day, pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and orange for Hunger Action Month.
In this photo the Capital Wheel is lit up in blue. It was a hot summer night in DC. The color blue is often associated with calmness and tranquility, so it’s fitting that the Capital Wheel was lit up in blue on a hot summer night. The blue light helped to create a sense of coolness and comfort for visitors.