Colour-Coded Inspiration – Blue

Hi, my name is Marica…and I am addicted to blue. I’m not ashamed to say it, whether it’s aqua, cobalt, indigo, robin’s egg, turquoise or ultramarine – blue attracts me like a magnet.

Blue is known for being a calming colour. It can be strong and steadfast (the deeper, darker hues) or light and friendly (the lighter, brighter hues). Did you know blue can help you sleep? Because of it’s calming effects is a perfect colour for bedrooms. However, too much blue could can just as easily depress and chill. In 1999 the wizards at Pantone named the light almost sky blue Cerulean the colour of the new millennium.

I found the following About.com explanation quite interesting:

“Blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister, hence the blue power suit of the corporate world and the blue uniforms of police officers. Long considered a corporate colour, blue, especially medium and darker blues, is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.”

Feature Image via Pinterest. From top left: Gorgeous Blue Server – Tonic Design / Glass Votive Candle  – Mr. Price Home / Awesome Imported Chair by ParriCan be ordered through us! / Scatter Cushions – @Home / Turquoise Ceramic Pots  – Le Grange Interiors / Teal Velvet Quilt – Mr. Price Home / Indian Chest – Weylandts / Blue Glass Vases – @Home

Feature Image via House To Home. From top left: Blue Perspex Pendant Light – Can be ordered through us! / Gorgeous Ginger Jar Fabric from Hertex  – Can be ordered through us!  / Oriental Jar with Lid – Le Grange Interiors / Turquoise Protea Scatter Cushion – Mr. Price Home / Ruffled Scatter Cushion – @Home / Oriental Statue – Farriers / Blue Perspex Pendant Light – Can be ordered through us! / Striped Throw – Mr. Price Home / Blue Glass Pots – Le Grange Interiors / Ikat Cushions – Loads of Living / Perspex Stool – Marcel Wanders available through Crema Design

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The Design Tabloid brings you the latest gossip concerning South African design talent. It’s our aim to showcase local interior design, architecture, furniture, décor, & related suppliers and feature the gifted designers behind them. Also, providing a platform to young emerging designers and added exposure to unknown established companies. We strive to be an interactive online source of design innovation, information, and inspiration. The Design Tabloid is brought to you by Design Monarchy; a Cape Town based Interior Design & Decor Company under the expert guidance of Rose McClement, an interior decorator/stylist with more years of industry experience than she cares to mention. We hope our passion for design inspires you. We are Proudly South African, celebrate with us!

Posted on October 24, 2011, in Blue, Colour Inspiration, Decor, Furniture and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Like Vicki Sleet says: “I lust that” that stuff. Yummy!!

  2. I love the color blue too. Blue, in its many variations, is great to wear and also great to decorate with. Blue works well with so many other colors and is considered as basic as black in my book.

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