And I mean a deep, dark, luscious Blue. It is showing up in walls, fabrics, carpets and accessories. It is a blue that doesn't have green or red in it. It is almost black and is warmer than lighter blues and has more life and depth than Black. It is the deepest shade of Indigo as seen in Ikat Textiles. It is the color of the sky on a moonlit night. It is mysterious, moody, classic, timeless, calming, and refreshing. It can have a glossy finish or be totally matt. It is beautiful when contrasted with pure white. My favorite Benjamin Moore paint colors are Polo Blue, Blackberry Punch, Kensington Blue, Blue Gaspe, Hale Navy, and Old Navy. Some deep blue colors are: sapphire, azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, royal, midnight blue, slate, steel blue, Prussian blue.
The high gloss finish on this wall has a subtle reflectivity to it that changes at different times of the day and literally sparkles at night. Design by Tom Scheerer
I love how the walls, bookshelves and fabric of the banquette seat and sofa are all the same color
Design by Robert Burke and Todd Romano
A beautiful color of blue to set off the antique prints and porcelains in this Dining Room
House Beautiful March 2008
This room by Victoria Hagan is destined to be a classic with her crisp and geometric use of color and pattern
Alberto Pinto has used a deep blue in the bold geometric carpet as his only color in this wonderful Master Bedroom
A deep and refreshing Mediterranean blue has been used on the walls at JK Capri Hotel in Italy
The Inkiest color of blue used for the walls in this room are a great backdrop for colorful artwork
A deep "French Blue"
The deepest of blue used in an updated traditional paisley pattern
Madeline Weinrib cushion Thibaut Ikat Fabric
The company Sea Cloth is reinventing and putting a modern twist on Indigo dyed fabrics
Let me know if these deep luscious shades of blue are slated to become one of your new favorite colors?
I am in the process of designing my own guest bedroom and I have chosen a deep blue silk for the curtains called Moonlight. I am putting a natural woven raffia roman shade on the window behind the curtains for some textural interest. The walls will be painted the same shade as the silk curtains: Benjamin Moore "Blue Gaspe".The Headboard is a heavy white Belgium linen. The bedding is white Egyptian cotton with an Hermes cashmere blanket in a deep charcoal color on the end of the bed. The carpet is wool and is the color of white coral. I will hang black and white "ocean"photographs that I have taken on my travels on the blue walls to finish it off. So you can now see where the inspiration for this post has come from. My friends and family are very anxiously awaiting the unveiling of this room.
Patricia Gray writes about Interior Design inspirations, emerging trends, and the world of Design.
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