Indigo is Having a Moment (And We Love It!)

Color is king at High Point Market, and everyone has the blues.

By: Rani Robinson
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If you don’t like indigo, jump on board because the ship has left the port. Indigo can be the color of your favorite pair of blue jeans, the softer side of the ocean's deepest blue and the dusky shadows of a tropical twilight. Indigo is a calming color and looks great on nearly everything and that's a fact.

At the world's largest home decor trade show, High Point Market, designers and manufacturers represent what the world is thinking about color. It came as a pleasant surprise to see nearly every single manufacturer include shades of indigo blue — dark and light — in its showroom.

This elegant chaise by Bunakara is outlined in ultramarine blue. It finds its inspiration from Portugal's rich heritage and seaside vibe.

Loving this. Ultramarine blue chaise longue by Bunakara

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A sisal and indigo-dyed cotton rug is handcrafted in India by the socially sustainable Imagine Home design house.

Yesterday's goody from #hpmkt #hpmkt2016 Indigo dyed rug made in Indian.

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Continuing on our India adventure, John Robshaw (for Duralee) infuses the essence of India into its paisley pattern to pair a lush daybed with layered textures of cotton and velvet.

Gorgeous colors layered together with different fabrics and patters on this daybed. #indiainspired @duralee #hpmkt

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Emerson Bentley’s royal-blue velvet couch is exactly that — royal. Plush cushions are outlined with white piping for a classic contrast.

Emerson Bentley Royal blue velvet couch

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Next to indigo, gold is certainly an accent and sometimes dominant color everywhere you turn. What says royal more than gold and indigo?

A blue grasscloth sideboard with an intricate geometric pattern in gold nail-head trim says “high life” over at Bungalow 5.

Blue grass cloth sideboard from Bungalow5

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Who doesn’t love a plush, cotton throw pillow? Nothing says nautical like Barclay Butera’s choice of navy against white.

Cozy and warm like a baby! #hpmkt #hpmkt2016

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Last but not least is the classic Thibaut. Suitable for the outdoors, this dining chair is covered in shades of indigo Sunbrella fabric, which allows it to withstand harsh sunrays and repel rain.

Have a seat! Gorgeous shade of blue from #thibaut

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New Ways to Decorate With Shades of Blue

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Blue-Gray: Wall Mural

Blue-Gray: Spa-Style Bathroom

Blue-Gray: Cool Cabinetry

Blue-Gray: Bedroom Walls

Sky Blue: Coastal Bathroom

Sky Blue: Cabana-Style Cushions

Photo By: Victoria Pearson

Sky Blue: Vintage-Style Kitchen Island

Sky Blue: Stylish Slipcovers

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Sky Blue: Color-Coordinated Gallery Wall

Sky Blue: Cabinet Pulls

Photo By: Stacey Brandford

Robin's Egg Blue: Mod Wallpaper

Robin's Egg Blue: Traditional Mantel With a Twist

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Robin's Egg Blue: Subtle Cabinet Color

Robin's Egg Blue: Modern Tile

Steel Blue: French Glamour

Steel Blue: Kids' Room Glamour

Steel Blue: Mixed Patterns

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Steel Blue: Soothing and Rustic

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Caribbean Blue: Playful Kids' Room

Caribbean Blue: Cool and Modern

Caribbean Blue: Bright Nightstand

Aqua: Hip Tween Space

Aqua: Adaptable Sofa

©Emily Henderson

Turquoise: Color-Filled Kids' Room

Turquoise: Midcentury Mecca

Turquoise: Trending Traditional

From: Sallie Giordano

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Turquoise: Blue on Blue

Turquoise: Eclectic Bedding Mix

Turquoise: Contemporary Meets Traditional

Teal: High-End Headboard

Teal: Plays Well With Pink

Photo By: Rachel Faucett

Azure: Kids' Room Artwork

Azure: New American Entryway

Azure: Summer-Perfect Plaid Shade

Royal Blue: Transferware Wall Art

From: Charles Faudree

Photo By: Photo Credit: Jenifer Jordan © Gibbs Smith, Charles Faudree Interiors, Charles Faudree, Jenifer Jordan (photographer)

Royal Blue: One Little Accent

Photo By: Victoria Pearson

Royal Blue: Classic Blue and White

Denim Blue: Nailhead-Embellished Table

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Denim Blue: Not-So-Quiet Library

Denim Blue: Art Inspires Life

Denim Blue: Spring for Slipcovers

Electric Blue: Bold Kitchen Island

From: Drury Design

Electric Blue: Vibrant Boys' Room

Ultramarine Blue: A Little Shine

Ultramarine Blue: Blue on Blue

Navy Blue: Go Classic With Blue + White

Navy Blue: Bold Built-Ins

Navy Blue: Classic Stripes

Navy Blue: Modern Classic

Navy Blue: Stripes on Stripes

From: John Lyle

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Navy Blue: Playful Kids' Room

Navy Blue: Go High-Gloss

Navy Blue: Moody Lounging

Deep Teal: Floor-to-Ceiling Blue

Deep Teal: Creative Kids' Space

Deep Teal: Relaxing Den

Deep Teal: Furniture Imitates Art

Photo By: Victoria Pearson

Deep Teal: One Continuous Stripe

Deep Teal: Americana Style

Indigo: Just Add Pillows

Indigo: Moody Bachelor Bedroom

Indigo: Go Eclectic

Midnight Blue: Pair With Pink

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