Today we have Nic Brown from Huis and Tuin bringing us some colour therapy and enlightening our knowledge banks with a little interesting history behind the smooth tone taking over our interiors, indigo.
Inky Indigo has been dominating fashion houses and is now transitioning to our own interiors. Indigo Blue was chosen as the key trend colour early this year by Dulux. They felt it is a “striking statement colour associated with wisdom and honesty which enhances your environment. Like the dreamy ocean landscapes hidden from everyone but deep sea divers, this colour gives us a sense of tranquility and stability which is very restful”. Deep dark tones along with some graded tones are the colour prominent this season and also heading into Autumn Winter 2014.
The colour in itself is a rich tone of blue and works best with neutral shades like white and worn timber, giving it lightness and texture. It also works well with accents of copper and also adds a sophisticated edge to pops of neon. With certain hints of mysticism and spirituality indigo conveys just the right amount of energy and charm holding a strong position in the palette stories for the coming season.
Shibori, a resist-dying technique that dates to the seventh-century in Japan goes hand in hand with this colour trend by softening the colour and adding a handmade edge. The patterns are made by folding, twisting, and binding the fabric before dying it. Traditionally shibori is known for its distinct indigo-blue hue and may very well be the new IKAT with the trend officially in full swing by being spotted on everything from dresses to soft furnishings.
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This rich and moody trend is made up of a variety of different design styles to create a truly beautiful edge. It has mixtures of traditional, global and tribal influences and currently features in fashion labels and on the catwalk as well as in the home.
Have you used Indigo in your home? How did you go about incorporating it into your interior theme?
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