Surround yourself in rich, beautiful cobalt blue.
Cobalt is everywhere right now – isn’t it pretty? With a bit more purple than basic royal blue, it is fresh, exciting and timeless.
The vibrant, ultramarine color reminds me of my grandparents coming home from long trips, loaded down with Greek fisherman’s hats, and postcards of blue-roofed, white buildings lining the most amazing blue waters I had ever seen.
Today, I’m giving you a little inspiration for adding some of that Mediterranean color to your home.
First, classic cobalt and white. This dual-toned color scheme has stood on it’s own for centuries, and for good reason. Clean and beautiful, it can move from Blue Willow traditional to ultra modern without skipping a beat. Above, dark wood chair legs, aged bronze nailhead trim, and soft gold are all that’s needed to warm up a blue and white living space. Click on image for sources.
Of course, you don’t have to stop with just blue and white. Below, three on-trend color schemes for cobalt inspired by the Greek Isles, with ideas for introducing them into your space.
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Santorini: Cobalt and Turquoise Fresh and relaxing, this is a mix of the deep ultramarine, sea glass and turquoise shades Santorini is famous for. A white background keeps this mix of items light and beachy.
Mykonos: Cobalt and Poppy Blue gets paired with it’s complement, here, inspired by the rust-colored roofs of the little white churches on Mykonos. Mix in a few varying shades of red-orange, from poppy to peach, to soften the effect.
Painting: Mykonos by Lesuisse Viviane, fineartamerica.com; lacquered boxes, Bloomingdales; bowl, Mikasa.
Patmos: Cobalt and Fuchsia As kids, my parents called us back home by ringing a loud bell from the Island of Patmos. I remember how impressed I was when Grandmother told me she had bought it on the island where John wrote the Book of Revelation.
Here, I’ve mixed cobalt with deep pink in a nod to the lush flowers that tumble over the white walls on the island.
I am planning to mix a little cobalt into my breakfast room; have you used cobalt in your home? How did it turn out? I’d love to see it!
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