Let’s talk color trends again today. I have published on decor8 last week a trend report about moody colors and will add some extra images today and concentrate today just on this fascinating blue shade. For moody greens and greys, please hop over at Holly’s blog.
It is this kind of dark blue that is taking over now in the interior color scheme and quite special. I’d describe it as greyish-petrol and still being blue and considered a cold color, it embodies a wonderful moody atmosphere inviting to read, sit at the fire light, gather at a table for hours, knit and relax. I never quite know how to name colors but Farrow&Ball helps out this time and calls it Stiffkey Blue in honor of the mud found at Stiffkey beach, Norfolk.
When stylists Maria Grossmann, Hans Blomquist and Lotta Agatton work in their projects with a new color, they start setting a trend and it might take a couple of years to reach the final consumer. We have been seeing moody colors popping up every so often, mostly in accessories but never that much concentrated on walls.
I know blue shades are not an easy color all year around. Here in Spain it has never been a successful color apart from some accessories and textiles in summer. Do you use blue in your color scheme at home?