Indigo Inspiration

We love colors that are versatile yet pack a punch. Part blue, part purple, and occasionally tinged with gray, indigo encompasses a range of tones that marry well with almost anything you put with them, but are more than capable of making a statement when standing alone. As the above shot of Charleston’s Eclectic shows, the color can really hold its own.

The rich indigo hue perfectly suits the ornate sofa in this room by Princeton-based Porter Design Company. In addition, the soothing blue is the ideal shade to complement the coordinating orange and cream throws and drapes.

A bathroom done in intricate indigo tile feels like an oasis. Taking a soak in the Glen Fries Associates Architects creation (left) would be utterly transporting, while Michael S. Wu s version makes us feel underwater without even turning on the shower.

When paired with silver or a bit of sparkle, a deep, violet blue truly shines. The silver and indigo MZ Wallace clutch, available from Princeton’s Tula The Boutique  would look lovely paired with a white dress or dark jeans, while the stunning art deco lapis lazuli and diamond clip brooches, available from Simon Teakle in Greenwich, will have you dressed to impress at any special occasion.

Deep blue velvet takes center stage yet again via a plush sectional in a cozy sitting room by Greenwich-based Orrick and Company. Sherrie Wolf’s “Two Pears, Night,” available from Charlotte’s Hidell Brooks Gallery, captures the mesmerizing array of colors in the evening sky.

Blue and white is an eye-catching and utterly classic combination. Here, Virginia Beach’s Kathy Knack Interior Designs employs a deep blue-and-white Chinese porcelain planter for a lovely effect; while the dark blues play beautifully against the moss and leaves, they meld wonderfully with the other colors and patterns in the room.

Top: A pair of blue and white temple jars, available from Trouvé in Phoenix, are ready to dress up any mantel; bottom, left: a deep blue and seafoam pillow from Cotton and Quill in Birmingham’s Terrace collection, which combines Asian influences, chintz, and chinoiserie, will be the perfect addition to a favorite chair; bottom, right: blue and green drip-glazed lamps from Lum in New Orleans will both illuminate and elevate any setting.

South Shore, Massachusetts’s mStarr Event Design‘s blue-and-white florals mixed with cobalt and celadon glass looks so fresh and elegant; bottom, left: blue-and-white chevron and bone boxes, available from Jackson, Mississippi’s SummerHouse, will brighten any shelf or tabletop; bottom, right: we’re drawn to the bold strokes and blue-and-white palette of this work by EMYO Artworks in Memphis.

For those in search of blue-and-white wares, South in Chapel Hill is an excellent destination, thanks to owner Rebecca Rosenberg, shown above in her store.