Blue is the ‘new hue’

Seeing blue everywhere? That’s because the colour blue is the ‘new hue’ and is trending right now. We think it’s heavenly and bodes well in home design as well as renovation. The stark, strong contrast makes a punchy statement in any space; complimented by a neutral to bring in the light and bright contrast. Very trendy this year, we’ve seen indigo blue interiors in many magazines, blogs, and photos, in interior design this bright shade of blue reminds us of seaside feels and relaxation.

Blue represents both the sky and the sea and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, and sensitivity.

Psychologists suggest that the popularity of the hue may take root in our evolutionary development. In the hunting-and-gathering days, those drawn to positive things for instance clear skies and clean water – were more likely to survive – over time this preference for the colour may have become hard-wired. Yet, scientifically speaking – the sky and the oceans are not really blue – well not in the same way that leaves are green and soil is brown. For the most of art history this posed a big problem. Unlike certain browns, reds and yellows – you can’t capture the blue of the sky, grind it up and then throw it on a canvas. Blue pigment is not quite as easily made (source Artsy- a brief history of blue). 

Blue is the ‘new hue’ but also an old one, drawing on history and our emotional responses to colour.

Want to try a pop of navy blue in your home? Here’s some inspiration to get you started…

Classic blue was named 2020’s Pantone colour of the year, and its well and truly here to stay in 2021. We have already seen lots of navy blues in particular. By painting your walls a soothing colour like blue, your room is instantly transformed into a place for relaxation. And with the current state of the world, we are spending allot more time at home. Home needs to be a place where you can relax and exhale.

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