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Mad About … Indigo

3rd January 2013
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Indigo: the colour for 2013

Indigo: the colour for 2013

Gorgeous inky indigo has been predicted as a key trend for 2013 by both Dulux and AkzoNobel’s Aesthetic Center, Colour Futures. The latter calls it a “striking statement colour associated with wisdom and honesty [which] enhances your home environment.”

Indigo can be anywhere between an inky blue and a purple shade

Indigo can be anywhere between an inky blue and a purple shade

Dulux’s Indigo Night is is their choice of this shade which suddenly feels like such a modern colour. See below for a link to the top trends for 2013.

image from Remodelista via SF Girl by Bay

image from Remodelista via SF Girl by Bay

Perfect contrasted with the white of a bathroom suite, warmer and slightly less stark than the dark charcoal greys which were so popular last year, indigo fits beautifully with coral and nude shades as well as stronger emerald greens.

image from encorehomestagingredesign.blogspot.co.uk

image from encorehomestagingredesign.blogspot.co.uk

Having painted my sitting room in charcoal and one wall of my bathroom in a deep dark purple, I find myself staring wistfully at these images of indigo and wondering …

from housetohome.co.uk

from housetohome.co.uk

It even works really well in a kitchen.

image from remodelista.com

image from remodelista.com

Or if that feels a little too much, how about this idea below, where just the shelves have been painted to give an accent. A sort of nod to fashion if you will, and let’s not forget, one that’s easy to change.

use indigo as an accent colour

using indigo as an accent colour

But if you don’t fancy painting a whole wall, then why not create an indigo accent with Mini Moderns Whitby wallpaper.

Whitby wallpaper by minimoderns

Whitby wallpaper by minimoderns

Or perhaps redoing the tiles in a kitchen or bathroom?

from iwantthat.co.za via pinterest

from iwantthat.co.za via pinterest

What do you think? Is anyone going to paint their town indigo this year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Nnena McKenzie 6th January 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I agree indigo is the way to go having embraced donwpipe and loved it. Problem is there’s very few interesting blue hues out there which is why I’m developing my own range of dark squid ink blue black paint.

  • Kate 3rd January 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I find I’m now looking at the entire house wondering which wall is due for a touch of indigo. My downstairs loo is blackboard paint and the graffiti is fun but am wondering about the bathroom …

  • Carrie 3rd January 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Great idea for our downstairs cloakroom – currently ‘Downpipe’ by co-incidence!

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