Indigo blues have recently gained new momentum in the home decor market, appearing on everything from textiles to wall decor and objects of art.
We were somewhat accustomed to seeing this colour mainly in tile designs for kitchens and bathrooms. Now, indigo seems to be the accent colour of choice to bring contrast and intensity to an otherwise neutral scheme in any room.
As elegant as black, indigo pairs exquisitely with silver, gold and brass finishes.
Indigo definitely reads as a bold choice of color. Introducing this shade to your decor is a great way to add drama while preserving a classic style. It's also an excellent choice for those seeking to create an urban feel using a simple colour scheme but want an alternative to the traditional black accents.
Indigo is stunning when used to create a contemporary look. A sleek color scheme can easily be built around a trendy Ikat motif or ann oriental rug made from Indigo-dyed wool. A solid, indigo blue kilim can also serve as a starting point and even become the central design feature of a room, particularly when placed against a brilliant white background.
If you are tempted to experiment with this dazzling color but still unwilling to make a major commitment, start slow. For instance, a few indigo pillows on a beige or gray classic sofa will create an instant effect. For a sweeping impact, introduce a blue and white patterned bedspread in a dark blue and white bedroom with a streamlined decor.
Now spotted everywhere, from design shows to great boutique hotels, our infatuation with indigo is turning out to be a true global trend.
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