Although Indigo blue has been trendy for some time now, it entered the interior world quietly and took some time to establish itself. In 2014 it became increasingly popular and it can be seen in a wide range of home textiles and accessories. Now a firm favourite among many designers, it can be used with great effect to create a modern look for the festive season ahead. Combining this stunning colour with silver or pearlescent champagne gold will give your home not only a warming glow but a truly unique and updated look for Christmas.
This versatile colour can be used in a variety of ways; The moody dark tones can be used as a sophisticated back drop to enhance the glittery delights of Christmas sparkle. Silver and blue have always worked well together and this look can become really sophisticated by combining with shades of grey and using chenille or velvet fabrics with a luxurious sheen. For a warmer slightly more elegant feel, replace the silver for matt gold’s to create a sumptuous feel. Combine both looks with the twinkling wonder of festive fairy lights for a show stopping winter interior.
If you feel a full on indigo blue interior may be a little too much or you can’t afford to re-design your whole room in this colour scheme, why not just add touches of the colour as accents through your home. You can introduce the occasional cushion or purchase some indigo coloured fabric and make up a table cloth or table settings. You don’t need to throw yourself wholeheartedly into each new trend that comes along – by adding a few touches here and there which are easily changed, you can keep up to date with the trends without the big commitment and still have a totally inspiring home for Christmas.
By Louise Dawson