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Color Trend: Peacock Blue

Jacqueline DuBois
Jacqueline DuBois

It looks as though there’s a new interior design trend in town, and it goes by the name of Peacock Blue. One quality that draws designers to this color is its friendly, unexpected energy. Certain tones of peacock blue (the ones that lean less green) can act as a glamorous, jewel-toned neutral. Check out how the accent wall above works with both warm and cool hues as well as a couch that’s a different shade of blue altogether.

Bella Tucker
Bella Tucker

Colored kitchen cabinets have been on the rise for a few years now, and I have to say that the peacock blue in this kitchen is a real star. It’s a bit riskier than the navy trend that’s been around for a while now, but it’s also more unique and not likely to be in your neighbors’ kitchen. Peacock blue will make its own statement, whether your aesthetic is mid-century modern, farmhouse, or traditional.

Mary Costa
Mary Costa

When peacock blue shows its face through tiling I can’t help but feel a bit of a Moroccan vibe. The tiled half wall above doesn’t feel overwhelming or too dark, and it doesn’t make this small bathroom space feel claustrophobic either. The white and light grey it was paired with help to keep it in check while still allowing the vibrant shade to be the star. Pro Tip: Don’t you love the way that shower curtain puddles? If you’re having trouble finding one that you love, don’t hesitate to look in the drapery department.

via The Everygirl
via The Everygirl

Maybe a more subtle use of color is your style because when you use it you want it to really pop. If that’s the case, I’d recommend either introducing some peacock blue bedding into the picture or adding a piece of furniture. A couch, upholstered dining chair cushions, or even a small footstool would do the trick nicely. Of course one of our favorite ways to add color and pattern to any space is through a show-stopping floor rug – here are six of my favorite peacock blue-hued rugs below!

Peacock Blue Rugs
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 Majesty Eliza by Tayse International Trading   2/ Regal by Dynamic Rugs
3/ Vintage by Safavieh   4/ Nags Head by Capel
5/ Justina Blakeney Silvia   6/ Indochine by Feizy Rugs

For more inspiration from Kelly, follow along with her at Design Crush!

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Indigo-Go

Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart

A few weeks ago I chatted about pastel blues, but today I’m heading in the complete opposite direction. Rich, deeply saturated tones of indigo. One of my favorite things about this color is that no matter your personal style there’s something in it for you. Traditional, contemporary, even country aesthetics all welcome indigo with open arms.

Our Labor of Love
Our Labor of Love

A great starting point is to gather a few accessories in a robust color – throw pillows, planters, or even books – if you’re trying to incorporate it into your existing space. This small collection of indigo looks immediately at home!

trendenser
trendenser

Any and all shades of blue look amazing in the bedroom. Maybe it makes us think of blue skies and calm waters, but whatever the case it’s one of my go-to colors for bedding. The indigo lends a freshness after winter that’s most welcome!

Robert Holden
Robert Holden

Of course one of the most affordable ways to embrace any vivid color is to paint a wall or an entire room with it. Indigo pairs well with any number of other colors, making it an easy integration.

Elephant Ceramics
elephant ceramics

I’ve saved the best for last, one that combines two earlier tips. Why not combine a small indigo collection on an indigo painted wall? I was sold the moment I set eyes on this set up, and think it would look amazing in a dining room.

Indigo-Rugs
1. Surya Continental COT-1935  2. Surya Smithsonian SMI-2112  3. Oriental Weavers Pantone Expressions 5501  4. Trans Ocean Imports Liora Manne – Spello Coral Border  5. Oriental Weavers Riviera 4771  6. Safavieh Retro RET-2144

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Denim Daze

Denim 1

Oh, denim… so ubiquitous, so comfortable, so easy and carefree. Ever the staple, a good pair of jeans is hard to come by, but when you do, you know. It’s just like falling in love. I prefer my denim picks to have a lived-in, vintage feel… covered in rips, tears, and shredded. To me, nothing quite says ‘summer’ like donning a pair of well-worn cut offs. If overly distressed denim isn’t your thing, try a pair of retro-inspired bell bottoms. The key to this look is to toss on a pair of taller shoes, like wedge espadrilles, to draw your eye upward and make you feel sky-high tall. I pair my denim with practically everything: borrowed-from-the-boys buttondowns, flowy and lacy white tops, even a chunky knit sweater for those cooler summer nights. Distressed denim is the ultimate way to achieve that ‘cool fashion girl’ look with minimal effort.

Denim 2

When it comes to interiors, it’s pretty simple to incorporate this look. There’s such a variety available: from navy-hued global patterns to a more traditional tie dye, even a modern ombre. I especially love the idea of embracing the true artistry associated with denim as shown in this painterly Luli Sanchez rug. Plus, because denim is the ultimate neutral and basic, you can pair these rugs with any look and any accessory. Layer on ivory furniture for a modern look or opt for a patterned sofa (think of it as a patterned tee!). Another great decorating tip is to select a couple rugs that share a denim-hued color palette and layer them. The results are eclectic, bohemian, and super casual.

Photo Credit: LA Cool & Chic, Refinery 29, and ioLA.

Shopping: Painterly Luli Sanchez rug, Momeni habitat rug, Jaipur Rugs agua madhu rug, and Trans Ocean Imports ombre rug.

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