COLOUR FOCUS: BLUE
Here at W.A.Green, colour is part of our DNA. It’s something that excites us and we couldn’t imagine a world without it. Each month, we’re going to be focusing on a colour, giving you the low down and telling you exactly how to work it. First up in this new series is, you guessed it, one of the world’s favourites, it’s blue. Let’s get on with this blue sky thinking, eh?
Blue is commonly associated with trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence and faith. All key qualities in our eyes. It has a calming effect on the mind and body and has also been said to improve health, making it an ideal colour for an office or a vibrant space such as a kitchen or bathroom. One of our favourites is Painthouse’s Aria Blue; ‘A young and sprightly cobalt blue paint, she’s a primary colour that brings a crisp alternative to navy’. Dark and deep blues represent knowledge, power, integrity and also evoke a sense of luxury and meaning.
W.A.Green founder Zoe says she has always had a love affair with midnight blue but has never found a room that can take the full effect. She advises that you’re careful when using it. Another of her favourite hues is Majorelle Blue as seen at Yves St Laurent’s gardens in Marrakech. “Blue has the ability to brighten up a dull day and make the most of blue skies and there are lots of complementary colours including yellow,” she explains. ”Accessorising and styling with blue is also really easy and I’d say that it’s a great choice for those that don’t want to stick to a specific colour scheme.”
Not got time to paint? Well, in that case, it’s time to try your hand at incorporating some of those blue hues in your own abode. Here’s five blue interior accessories to add to your wishlist.
Let’s face it, one of the first things you’d probably associate with the colour blue is the sea. This cushion from East London-based studio, Silken Favours, is hitting all of the right waves with its blue tones. Pop them on a yellow sofa for the ultimate complementary pairing or place them on a bed to go with your bedtime whale soundtrack.
For the more sophisticated amongst you, this cobalt blue carafe designed by Meike Harde for Pulpo would make a stunning addition to any entertaining setup. Designed as part of their mesmerising Potpourri glassware collection, the carafe was hand blown in Murano, Italy and has one flat edge to ensure there’s no rolling. This wow factor piece is just perfect for colour matching with some red; red wine that is.
One of our new-ins, this peace and love hand candle will give your fireplace that extra little bit of hippie chic. Be warned, it is quite realistic! Perfect for both renters and homeowners, we recommend this for a unique moving gift that is sure to impress.
Jonathan Adler is a firm favourite at W.A.Green so you can imagine how big our eyes were when we saw his SHROOMS range come to life. This magic mind expanding mushroom catchall dish features blue and gold detailing - the perfect combination for the weird and wonderful collectors out there.
Blue and orange is one of our favourite combinations, so we knew that the Bradford Throw was going to be high on our buying list for 2019. Designed by artist Kinga Bartnicka from Poland, the design is full of movement and will add an interesting pop of colour to any room.
For further colourful interior inspiration, follow us on Instagram @w.a.greenlondon and Pinterest or pop into our Shoreditch-based store for a good old fashioned chin-wag about what could work for you. Don’t forget to pop back weekly for our next blog update!