Out of the blue comes a hue that seems born for the swelter of summer – and just as perfect for fall’s indigo evenings. Just say the word, and we see visions of a sapphire winking midnight blue. A glacier glinting with aquamarine light. The sweep of the sky. Or the surging energy of cobalt.
And while it’s true that the coolest color in the spectrum has never been hotter, blue is far more than a trend. At once soothing and energizing, it’s also one of fashion’s enduring darlings. Here are four great ways to bring it home.
Inspired by the Sky
Lighter blues like our Azure or Air Blue are fresh and rejuvenating. And just as in nature, these pastels pair well with most any color in the spectrum.
From thousand-year-old Chinese porcelain to 19th century paintings, artists have long been loyal to cobalt blue. Van Gogh even called it divine. The warmest of the blues, this strong color takes on even more vivacity when used with brights and whites.
The New Neutral
If you question blue as a neutral, just think about denim. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent finds denim so universally appealing, he says he wishes he had invented blue jeans. “They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity…” Denim-inspired outdoor furniture cushions infuse your patio with the same panache.
The Accent’s on Blue
True to its character, touches of blue – like the hand-applied tiles on this stunning mosaic table – can have a striking effect without being overbearing. Plus, this is the easiest way to energize your space with a welcome splash of new color.
Learn more about artist Neille Olson and her hand-crafted mosaic tables in our blog post Artisan-crafted Mosaic Tables: An Inspired Vision Comes to Life in Stained Glass.
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