Jewel-like indigo blue interior inspiration

Indigo blues were all over the Autumn/Winter catwalks. Jewel shades, from royal to inky, were used by designers including Issey Miyake, Valentino and Roland Mouret.

Where fashion goes, design is usually there right by its side, swapping ideas, materials, patterns and techniques. That’s certainly true in the case of Habitat’s new collections, where indigo blues are used in strokes and splashes in painterly patterns or intense blocks.

Could indigo blue topple grey as decor’s favourite colour? It has the same qualities. Grey is a chic, cool neutral that’s as easy a backdrop as white or beige, but feels smarter. Indigo, too, is a versatile starting point. It makes a dramatic statement, without feeling too overwhelming. It can hold its own with much darker shades or set off bright pops of colour – check out how the yellow Cora side table pops against the indigo Naoko sofa, above.

Zulpo rug; Jarvis throw; Alvey cushion; Naoko three-seat sofa; yellow Cora side table; blue Cora side table; Wallace table and lamp; Toria vase

Did you know Habitat’s painterly indigo Blot and Zulpo textile and ceramics collections began life as watercolours? Find out more in our Behind the Design series.

For more colours, materials and moods to move your room on in style, click below…

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