Indigo is Having a Moment (And We Love It!)
Color is king at High Point Market, and everyone has the blues.
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.
A sisal and indigo-dyed cotton rug is handcrafted in India by the socially sustainable Imagine Home design house.
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.
Emerson Bentley’s royal-blue velvet couch is exactly that — royal. Plush cushions are outlined with white piping for a classic contrast.
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.
Who doesn’t love a plush, cotton throw pillow? Nothing says nautical like Barclay Butera’s choice of navy against white.
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.
Blue-Gray: Wall Mural
Designer Meg Caswell brings contemporary flair to a turn-of-the-century dining room while still honoring the past. She keeps the original tin ceiling and adds classic elements, like wainscoting. The true showpiece of the space is a breathtaking monochromatic, blue-gray landscape mural.
Blue-Gray: Spa-Style Bathroom
Designer Patty Malone used a Caesarstone tub surround, custom laminate tub facing by Terri Robison Design and a custom area rug to create a spa-like bathroom with a blue-gray backdrop.
Blue-Gray: Cool Cabinetry
Blue-Gray: Bedroom Walls
Natural fibers on the footstools and butterflies by an Etsy artist bring nature into this calm, transitional bedroom. The blue walls add a cohesive element by echoing the blue tones in the John Robshaw bedding and Pottery Barn lamps. Design by Courtney Blanton
Sky Blue: Coastal Bathroom
Sky Blue: Cabana-Style Cushions
Cabana stripe and solid blue fabrics were laminated before they were made into cushions in this family dining spot featured in HGTV Magazine, so they’re easy to wipe down.
Sky Blue: Vintage-Style Kitchen Island
Sky Blue: Cabinet Pulls
Designer Sarah Richardson dressed up plain white Ikea cabinets with vintage blue pulls that play off the fun floor stripe and backsplash palettes. See more of this kitchen featured in HGTV Magazine.
Robin's Egg Blue: Mod Wallpaper
Equal parts glamorous and retro, warm robin's egg blue is the perfect backdrop for the metallic wallpaper design in this contemporary guest bedroom designed by Jamie Herzlinger
Robin's Egg Blue: Traditional Mantel With a Twist
This dining room has traditional lines, but designer Katie Ridder transformed it with bold pattern mixing and an unexpected robin's egg blue hue on the mantel and trim.
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Robin's Egg Blue: A Perfect Match for Orange
Just like the sky itself, this shade of aqua has a serene, calming presence. Pair it with soft orange accessories for a combination that will look just as at home by the shore as it does in the city. Design by Tobi Fairley
Robin's Egg Blue: Subtle Cabinet Color
Lacquered blue cabinets and a mirrored backsplash make this an elegant spot to do laundry. This hue is subtle enough to fill a whole room without being too overpowering. Design by Jamie Herzlinger
Steel Blue: French Glamour
Paired with soft gray grasscloth, creamy white bedding and a sparkling chandelier, this French-inspired bedroom looks like a high-end hotel suite. Design by Rebecca Driggs
Caribbean Blue: Playful Kids' Room
This bright blue wall hue is playful enough for a kids' space, but sophisticated enough to grow along with the child. Design by TerraCotta Properties
Caribbean Blue: Bright Nightstand
A brown demilune table, too tall for the pint-size space, was trimmed down and spray-painted a vivid shade of blue. Design from the 2012 HGTV Green Home.
Aqua: Hip Tween Space
Using a black glass chandelier instead of a more traditional style adds funkiness to this hip tween's room. Silver, aqua and white accents balance out the heaviness of the black. Design by Sarah Macklem
Aqua: Adaptable Sofa
Designer Emily Henderson gave classic navy-and-white a modern twist by adding gold accent pieces, bold magenta and a low-slung aqua sofa DesignLoveFest blogger Bri Emery's living room.
Aqua: Beachy Elegance
Beach-blue walls, sea glass-inspired accessories and aqua upholstered dining chairs give this dining room from HGTV Smart Home 2013 a casual elegance.
Turquoise: Color-Filled Kids' Room
Interior designer Linda Woodrum's ode to sea glass, the twin suite bedroom celebrates the home's coastal location. Design from the 2013 HGTV Dream Home.
Turquoise: Midcentury Mecca
A turquoise accent wall with an oversized sunburst mirror is the focal point of this tropical, midcentury apartment. Design by Gacek Design Group
Turquoise: Trending Traditional
Although we typically think of turquoise and navy blue as beachy hues, this elegant dining room papered in a scrolling pattern from French company Mauny is far from appearing coastal.
Turquoise: Blue on Blue
The patchwork style of the overdyed rug mimics the graphic shapes of the turquoise accent wall in this colorful living room. Design by Gacek Design Group
Turquoise: Contemporary Meets Traditional
Turquoise paint used to accent the corner of the room and a luxurious maize-colored curtain helps bridge the gap between the contemporary space and the traditional furnishings. Design by Gacek Design Group
Teal: High-End Headboard
This watery bedroom proves that a high-end look can be had on the cheap. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn turned 6 yards of bargain fabric into a custom 7-foot-tall teal headboard, then matched the wall hue for a subtle, textured look.
Azure: New American Entryway
Designer Tobi Fairley is known for combining colors and patterns in playful, new ways. For this living room, she mixes soft cerulean blue with navy and red for a look that's both fresh and timeless.
Royal Blue: Transferware Wall Art
A darker take on azure blue, this traditional hue evokes royalty. A collection of blue-and-white transferware dishes make a pretty blue focal point. Design by Charles Faudree Interiors
Royal Blue: Classic Blue and White
Rows of blue-and-white wares are mirrored in the classic blue walls just outside this traditional dining room. Design by RMS user Tetbury
Denim Blue: Art Inspires Life
This space was created to feel welcoming, luxurious and ready for entertaining. The large-scale ocean scene unites the room's eclectic elements.
Denim Blue: Spring for Slipcovers
For these stylish homeowners will spill-prone pets and kids, designer Brian Patrick Flynn slipcovered classic sofas with a handsome shade of denim blue linen.
Electric Blue: Bold Kitchen Island
The vibrant blue island adds a dramatic pop of color. The intensity of the color is softened by the stainless steel appliances and the soft gray granite countertop. Design by Terry Kenney
Electric Blue: Vibrant Boys' Room
Ultramarine Blue: A Little Shine
Navy Blue: Bold Built-Ins
Bold accents of yellow and lime green are the perfect contrast to the deep navy built-ins. Design by Meg Caswell
Navy Blue: Classic Stripes
Navy Blue: Stripes on Stripes
This formal entryway doesn't take itself too seriously with a classic menswear-inspired striped wallpaper complemented by a handwoven stair runner in the same palette but with a reversed pattern (white on navy, instead of navy on white). Design by John Lyle and Mark Umbach.
Deep Teal: Floor-to-Ceiling Blue
Deep teal walls are a bold backdrop for a whimsical floor-to-ceiling gallery wall featuring 3-D objects, family photos, kids' artwork and flea market art pieces.
Deep Teal: Relaxing Den
The living room's blue walls are complemented by throw pillows, the armoire and the Roman shades, creating a cozy space perfect for relaxation. Design by Patty Malone
Deep Teal: Furniture Imitates Art
The deep teal artwork is the first thing you notice in this living room by Emily Henderson; chairs, throws, pillows and poufs coordinate with the moody palette, as seen in HGTV Magazine.
Deep Teal: One Continuous Stripe
The stripe in the center of the custom-made teal-and-black shades is echoed in the folded throw blanket tucked in the wingback chair. Design by Jennifer Reiner and Robert White
Deep Teal: Americana Style
Swapping deep teal for traditional blue and incorporating bold wallpaper and artwork adds a designer touch to this Americana-inspired space. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn
Indigo: Moody Bachelor Bedroom
Indigo: Go Eclectic
The indigo walls in this living space highlight the unique shape of the leather Restoration Hardware chair and curved design of the side table. Keeping patterns and color subtle in the furniture allows the bold wall color to make a statement without overwhelming the room. Design by Nile Johnson