Color Spotlight: Indigo!

Written on April 16, 2012 at 4:00 am , by

If you’ve popped your head into local retailers or opened the latest catalogs, there’s a color that’s getting a lot of attention this season and that color is indigo. This inky blue is appearing everywhere from textiles to accessories and one thing is true, while some might consider it the color of the moment, the combination of deep blue and crisp white has always been timeless.  Whether it’s the paint on the walls, or the furnishings in your spaces, indigo is one color to choose to create a moody yet sophisticated feeling in your home.

On the color wheel, its complement is fiery orange, (or tangerine!) and together they make a bold statement.

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Indigo gains feminine qualities when it’s married to more unexpected colors like coral and lime green.  Add plenty of white and you’re looking at one of the freshest color combinations around.

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If you’re seeking to introduce this classic deep blue to your home in a fresh modern way, here are a few statement pieces to consider.

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 1.  Ferm feather wallpaper, Horne, $105 a roll  2.  Harley Balloon Chair, Horchow, $3,199; 3.  Paeonia wallpaper, Anthropologie, $148 roll; 4.  Concentric Diamond Table Lamp, Shades of Light, $392;  5.  Hemnes nightstand, IKEA, $100; 6. Louisa Settee, Anthropologie, $2,498; 7. Southport coffee table, Oomph, $2,295; 8. Skye Coffee Table, Crate + Barrel, $399; 9.  Jonathan Adler Butterfield Sofa, $3,695; 10. Kidman Bergere, The Cross Design; 11. 5 x 8’ Blinov Rug, Overstocks, $198; 12.  6 x 9’ Pinstripe Rug; Restoration Hardware, $590.

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 If it’s smaller touches you’re looking for, consider these gorgeous decorative accessories!

1.  Capri candle, Anthropologie, $28; 2.  Herringbone pillow, John Robshaw, $190;  3. Medallion dinnerware, Target, $82 set; 4.  Mimosa Frames, Z Gallerie, $29;  5.  Modern Ikat pillow, Whitlock & Co, $42;  6.  Provence kitchen mat, Williams Sonoma Home, $50.  7. Cocktail blueprint, Crate + Barrel, $399;  8. Elephant ceramics vase, West Elm, $29;  9. Octopus throw, Thomas Paul, $350; 10.  Horchow pillow collection, $85-205;  11.  High Neck Vase, Terrain, $40, 12.  Gelato tray, Z Gallerie, $25;  13.  Storage Ottoman, Crate & Barrel; 14.  Richard Nixon throw, Jonathan Adler, $290; 15.  Scales Rug, Zinc Door, $100.

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Indigo is a very hot color in retail right now, but you can guarantee that if you incorporate indigo into your own home, it’s classic attributes will stand the test of time.  Are you a fan of this inky blue?

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 Responses to “Color Spotlight: Indigo!”

  1. I love how the deep blue makes the white look so clean and fresh and accent colors really pop!

  2. I’m a fan of Indigo, Indeed! On a recent trip to the infamous FontaineBleau Hotel in Miami Beach I noticed this color everywhere too! Even in fashion…paired with coral is my fav.

  3. Hi Kate!!

    A gorgeous colour! I would never have thought to use this colour but now you’ve changed my mind…

  4. Hi Kate!!

    A gorgeous colour I would never have considered before…
    Love especially the dinnerware and that high neck vase!

  5. I love that indigo looks so classy with white. I especially love it for a bedroom wall color.

  6. Hi, i just went with what I’m calling BARELY THERE BLUE as a base color THROUGHOUT my home (instead of white) it gives it an ethereal look and feel and I consider it a very nice backdrop to whatever I decide to do on the walls (specially in the children’s rooms)…so I’m all for blue in any hue!!

  7. Indigo is do dramatic! Wonderful post, Kate!

  8. This is definitely one of my favorite colors. Love it on walls especially!

  9. Indigo is a beautiful color and orange is the perfect color to pair it with since it is also having a resurgence in popularity. They both work so well together and used as bright colors definitely give a clean, crisp look.

  10. Hi Kate!!! Love seeing you over here at BHG. Congrats!!! :)

    I love Indigo and I might just have to add something to my home. It really is classic and I think it’s a color that you just can’t go wrong with. I love that Ikat pillow…gorgeous! Also love how clean Indigo and White look together. :)

  11. I love the indigo. This is my favorite color. My son’s favorite color too. He would like all the walls to be this color. I am scared, maybe too bold. But after seeing these pictures and the white trim and molding in his room also, I think it can be done. I truly am inspired. I might just be able to give my son the room he wants. The top picture is same bed and bedroom practically with two windows too.
    Great post.
    Just what I needed.

  12. Sounds like a plan Mary, I love that you’re inspired!
    Kate

  13. I agree Alexandra, I’m a big fan of blue, have it all over my house too, your room sounds lovely!
    Kate

  14. Hi Kate! Love the new blog – Congratulations!
    Do you by any chance have the name of the color on the walls in the second picture? I love it and want to try it in my bedroom. My hunt for the perfect blue has been lengthy. But on a brighter note, my collection of blue sample paints is insane right now.
    Thanks!

  15. Indigo is a beautiful color. The rooms you featured looked fresh with the accents of white.

  16. This is lovely. I am not a very much a indigo person but I am loving this…

  17. Hi Kate!
    Congrats on the new blog – how exciting!
    I agree that Indigo teamed with tangerine and white is just stunning. Some timber hints help to warm it up too.

  18. Hi Kate. Congratulations on your new blog at BHG.
    I was getting tired of my daughter’s Indigo walls, until I looked over your blog. It’s more the mess in her room than the color I decided! I’m liking some of your combination suggestions to go with this wall color and I’m taking a whole new perspective on the space.

  19. Kate,
    Congratulations! This will be great, double the fun and double the useful information.
    Karen

  20. I was just looking at some of those exact rugs and wall paper! Love indigo! Fabulous color!

  21. Hey Becky, I agree, isn’t coral or hot pink so fresh with indigo? Nice combo! And tres chic. :)

  22. Not only do I love Indigo, but I named my daughter Indigo! Your pictures don’t show it, but Indigo is also used in a lot of Japanese textiles and ikat designs. Indigo can be traditional or ethnic!

  23. Kate,

    Congrats … how fun that you teamed up with a magazine that I subscribe too. I love it and you!

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