Inspired by the seashore Seashell graced our palette last month, this time we have a splash around the cool blues with a colour we are calling here at ItalianBark Ocean Blue.
COLOR TREND | OCEAN BLUES :
AQUA & TURQUOISE COLOR TREND IN DESIGN
Aqua, water in Latin sits between the green and blue on the colour wheel, although in this instance we lean more towards the blue. The colour aqua evokes feelings of reinvigoration, youth and dreaminess. Refreshing and uplifting ‘Aqua’ is creative and light-hearted, yet strong and individual.
The colour turquoise conveys clarity of thought whilst also helping to open communication between the heart and the spoken word. Said to present as ‘a friendly and happy colour enjoying life.’ Feel like you have been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster recently (up and down) well in colour psychology terms, turquoise can control and heal emotions helping with emotional balance and stability. Encouraging us to get some balance back in our lives.
This is a colour that recharges our spirits during times of tiredness, mental stress and alleviates feelings of loneliness.
Turquoise radiates peace, calm, tranquillity of blue energised by the addition of a small amount of uplifting yellow. See a splash of turquoise and instantly feel a sense of calm and gentle invigoration. Calming the nervous system, this colour helps with clear thinking and decision-making – so we feel ready to face the world again.
Do you know that the name turquoise means “Turkish Stone” as it came to Europe from Turkey. The turquoise gemstone is the symbol of friendship, brings peace to the home and apparently good fortune to the owner.
COLOR TREND | OCEAN BLUES COLOR CODES
A.I Aqua by WGSN/Coloro
As we look towards the future of colour, we take inspiration from tech-inspired A.I Aqua by WGSN/Coloro.
“With a digital quality that is set to have key relevance in 2021, A.I. Aqua is our tech-inspired hero color to watch.”
“A recent survey of the tones used on the world’s biggest websites found blue easily outstripped others, and shades of blue used prominently in tech are set to become more immersive.” WGSN
A.I. Aqua has been designed to offer true versatility. “A.I. Aqua looks both sporty and trend-forward,” says WGSN, “making it perfect for designs that inhabit the blurred space between active and fashion.”
Polish design studio Beza Projekt via
Aqua Haze by Pantone
Aqua Haze by Pantone is a colour on our radar and comes from the Synergy collection; a palette of peaceful and nurturing hues.
“Colour and design trends for home furnishings 2021 bring us into an era marked by technological and social transformation. As change continues to accelerate at a breakneck pace, familiar habits morph before our eyes into new and original ways of seeing, doing, buying and communicating. With our eyes open to tomorrow, we see a future characterized by an inclusive, expansive sense of possibility.” Laurie Pressman, Vice President, Pantone Color Institute Pantone
WGSN / Coloro A. I. Aqua. gradient / Pantone source Encycolorpedia
COLOR TREND | OCEAN BLUES IN INTERIORS / BE INSPIRED
Ocean blue can refresh your interiors. Use a brighter splash for an injection of invigorating colour or softer for a beautiful background colour. Feel like you are on vacation even when at home with this revitalizing coastal colour perfect for summer.
Pair with sea tones, and natural materials for a coastal inspired look or for a modern twist a squeeze of lemon for extra zing!
Photographed by Helenio Barbetta via
|| Looking for different color inspiration? Here we go:
- Red interiors in vermilion Chinese red color trend
- Decorating with red furniture and design
- Off whites decor trend
- Champagne white
- Dark Green Color Trend
- Dark Green furniture and home decor for a biophilic twist
- Mint Home Decor
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