Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Depth of Blue

This is the monthly color and design news update from The Davis Paint Company and The Color Guild. the article aims to preview the forth-coming season and give insight and relevant information for using color to help inspire person projects.

Looking to the natural world for inspiration, this palette celebrates the beauty of blue and in particular, our deepest oceans. With undeniable appeal, this palette looks to create the ultimate selection of blues for your interior paint schemes. Referencing the unknown elements of the wild seas, these colors explore how we can combine tonal shades to inspire. With light and dark distinctions we encourage exploration into intense colors and contrasts. Bringing a deeper meaning to blue, these colors are a modern alternative to neutrals with a resounding message of positivity and serenity.

Discover the true depths of blue with 0620 STAR STUDDED, an elegant color that offers an arresting alternative to black. Intensely saturated, this dark tone has intriguing depth that references the unknown abyssal zones of our oceans. Shadowy and alluring, 0620 STAR STUDDED is a safe bet for your home if you are looking to create a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere. This clever color reflects and absorbs light within spaces to echo feelings of water and of weightlessness. Discover the power of tonal blues by combining this shade with contrasting lighter colors such as 0617 JOHNS BLUE and 0650 BRIDGEWATER BAY.

Look to the dynamism of 0655 QUEEN OF THE NIGHT to add a touch of tranquility to your interior spaces. Tinted with a dark teal, this color offers a contrast to the other blues within the palette and evokes feelings of deep pools and wild seascapes. The intensity of 0655 QUEEN OF THE NIGHT has the power to create focus and harmony within spaces and so is most effectively used in studies, offices and dining rooms. Combine with light neutrals to create a revitalizing balance. Alternatively group with contrasting orange and yellow paint accents and accessories for a contemporary and bold effect.

Build a classic mood with 0617 JOHNS BLUE, a stormy sky blue perfect for a variety of interior spaces. With undertones of muted grey, this color grounds the overall palette with a definitive clarity. This tone references dramatic weather conditions but retains a clean and modern atmosphere. Discover possibilities by mixing the depths of 0620 STAR STUDDED and the vibrancy of 0650 BRIDGEWATER BAY with 0617 JOHNS BLUE to create a lively and positive overall effect. This timeless color will balance your spaces and is most effective when used as an all over paint in locations such as kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms.

Energetic and optimistic, 0650 BRIDGEWATER BAY has an uplifting quality perfect for your home. Acting as the vibrant highlight to the other shades in the palette, this color grabs your attention and will instantly refresh your spaces. Allow yourself to be rejuvenated by the power of 0650 BRIDGEWATER BAY and add a touch of positivity to your walls. Pair this shade with the dark tones of 0655 QUEEN OF THE NIGHT and 0620 STAR STUDDED for a combination that demands to be noticed. Look to 0650 BRIDGEWATER BAY and explore the possibilities within kitchen spaces for a clean and modern feel. Also within children's rooms for an energetic and playful all over application.

With an alluring softness 0607 BRUSH BLUE is a barely there tint that contrasts with the dark and mid tones within this palette. Offering an ethereal and powdery feel, this tone is removed from any cold connotations and instead generates a tactile and inviting calm. Look to the chalky finish of 0607 BRUSH BLUE for rooms such as the bathrooms and kitchens and add a clean quality removed from any typical clinical or cold feelings. Open up your small spaces such as hallways and alcoves with this tone, the perfect alternative to stark white or dull neutrals.

Delve into exciting combinations of natural blue with this color range. Look to 0620 STAR STUDDED, 0655 QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, 0617 JOHNS BLUE, 0650 BRIDGEWATER BAY, and 0607 BRUSH BLUE to create a balanced tonal effect perfect for any interior. Express an optimistic and calming mood in your home by utilizing the light and dark contrasts within the palette. This color range may be used successfully as an all over application and in particular look to the tinted blues, perfect for rejuvenating kitchen and bathroom spaces. The intensity of the dark tones can be used to cocoon and calm in personal and private spaces such as bedrooms and living rooms. This palette is dynamic and offers strong combinations for interiors.

Graphic by Krissy Brown Designs

Check back next month as we delve into Spring and Summer 2017 Color Trends!

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