The electric saturation of cobalt blue has made its way into fashion; think S/S17 Hermes, Valentino and Emporio Armani. It’s only natural that slowly but surely it would make its way into our homes. Coincidently, it’s also the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee this year so we should use this opportunity to celebrate her Majesty, as well as, helping you to create a living space fit for royalty.
Layering different hues of blue, like cobalt blue, navy, sapphire and a dash of brilliant white creates a sophisticated palette. Try this with your designer furniture or with some elegant, home accessories.
Taupe throws by Oyuna, Nude cushion by Bivain, Chele side table by Atipico, Belle Nuit table lamp by Lladro, Rive Gauche console by Rue Monsieur Paris, Argon blue tumbler set of 2 by Waterford, Frantik rug by Illulian, Caprichosa sofa by Koket.
Pair With Brass and Pale Wood
A metallic accent will immediately make an artisanal, ethnic inspired-piece feel chic and luxurious. So be sure to create a welcoming balance between these two styles. Pale wood enhances cobalt blue’s natural saturation; take your pick from some of our pieces below.
1. Prive day bed by Koket 2. TS coffee table by Gubi 3. Jules suspension light by Mambo Unlimited Ideas 4. Multi-Lite pendant lamp by Gubi 5. Scaffold sofa by WeWood 6. Multileg Showtime sideboard by BD Barcelona 7. Soft wood sofa by Moroso
Cobalt can be an excellent choice for larger pieces of furniture depending on how you choose to accessorise them. Opt for complementary pastel hues to soften the look; we love to pair it with yellow mustard tones or to go for darker colours to retain its masculinity.
Think About Lighting
If you want to introduce a pop of colour into your home, then we recommend you think about your lighting design. It will bring life to any interior that feels tired and in need of a boost. These are some of our favourite choices:
1. Meltdown lamp by Cappellini 2. Expand suspension light by Mambo Unlimited Ideas 3. Type 75 desk lamp by Anglepoise + Margaret Howell 4. Bayern table lamp by Heathfield 5. Graphic collection “E” by Delightfull 6. St Martins wall lantern by The Longest Stay
One of our top suggestions on how to incorporate this royal colour into your design is to go for a statement wall. Either paint one wall in your dining room or living space or opt for a contemporary wallpaper design and finish the look with a stunning work of art. Leave the rest of the room neutral for added contrast.
Set The Table
A safe and easy way to introduce cobalt blue is through your tableware. We love this collection by Jo Sampson, and jewel tones are guaranteed to make an impact when paired with fine bone china. For the audacious decorator opt for patterned tableware alongside this stunning Waterford collection.
Cobalt blue is rich, regal and sophisticated, it can discreetly add a pop of colour to your home or make a powerful statement. How would you use this very on-trend colour?