In this post I’m sharing Indigo Blue: 10 Amazing Ways To Add This Color To Your Home Decor!
I’ll show you all the amazing ways indigo blue color will add chic style and wow-factor to your home!
Want to know why I love Indigo Blue?
It’s a fresh and timeless color to mix with gray, cream, black and white neutrals.
It’s a pop of color that looks amazing with brass, black and nickel metallics.
Indigo blue will give your home interest and style.
Indigo blue is an approachable accent color and family friendly!
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If you’re looking for a stylish accent color to update your home, you’ll love all of the gorgeous indigo decor ideas I’ve put together for you!
See all of the beautiful places and ways to add this stunning blue color to your home decor.
History of Indigo
Indigo is a blue dye made from indigo plants as far back as 4000 BC.
The plant leaves are crushed, mixed with lye, then dried into powder form as indigo cakes.
It was used in fabrics and garments during ancient times because of it’s link with intuition, wisdom, devotion, creativity, deep sincerity and spirituality.
Originally it was produced in East Asia, Egypt, India, and Peru before ending up in Europe then North America.
It was a color loved by the rich, scholars and religious people.
Then indigo dye became the color to create the classic look of denim jeans!
Blue jeans are a classic in fashion that has stood the test of time.
What Color Is Indigo?
Indigo is a blue violet hue with four major tones.
It is three-quarters blue and one-quarter purple.
The closest color to indigo blue on the color spectrum is blue.
Indigo sits between blue and purple on the color wheel.
It’s a cool, deep color that’s lively and pairs well with warm and cool colors.
It isn’t navy or cobalt blue. It’s a rich, dark blue that’s between blue and violet.
Indigo Color and The Rainbow
Indigo is a part of the color spectrum and can be seen when white light passes through a prism.
Its one one of the colors of the rainbow, between blue and violet. No wonder it’s such a popular color!
Indigo Blue Coordinating Colors
For contrast use yellow or orange.
But not yellow or orange as primary colors.
Use muted yellow or orange shades to accentuate indigo blue.
Brass metallic finishes look beautiful with indigo blue!
So do woods with yellow-orange undertones and woven materials with yellow-orange undertones such as rattan and wicker.
To create a serene peaceful color scheme pair indigo blue with other shades of blue such as cyan blue (greenish blues) and any neutral (white, cream, ivory, gray, black).
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A chic color palette for indigo blue also includes green.
Add greenery, fresh and faux plants.
10 amazing ways to add this elegant, dramatic yet livable Indigo blue color to your home:
As you can see in the interiors below – it truly looks amazing with wood accents, rattan, gray, ivory, cream, black and white!
Because of it’s saturation it adds essential contrast and interest to a room.
As a wall color it looks gorgeous in bathrooms, especially powder rooms where designers love to use darker colors!
This blue color looks amazing with greenery like fiddle leaf fig trees and vases of green stems:
Indigo blue is a gorgeous color for accessories like accent pillows and vases:
It’s no wonder that Indigo Blue is a popular color for home!
This color is guaranteed to add a shot of rich color, depth, personality and updated style to our homes!
It’s true that Indigo Blue is a big trend right now in interior design….and why is it even important to consider trends? T
rends open our eyes to new possibilities and we can learn a lot from them about our own personal style!
10 gorgeous ways to add indigo blue to our homes
1. Paint Color:
Use it for a beautiful front door color and wall color.
It’s a beautiful alternative for navy blue.
SW 6531 Indigo
Indigo by Sherwin-Williams is a calm, rich blue color
SW 7602 Indigo Batik
Benjamin Moore Deep Indigo is a gorgeous dark indigo blue paint color.
Wall Paint Color:
2. Accent Color As Throw Pillows:
Indigo Blue Velvet Pillow – I’m crushing on this velvet pillow! The color…the texture!
3. Area rug:
Indigo Area Rug – I’m SMITTEN with this area rug – I’m seriously thinking of getting it for our living room!
Indigo Swirl Dinner Plate – stunning! This will go fabulous with the white dinnerware I already have.
So so stunning: 3 cushion, roll-arm sofa with nailhead trim!
6. Art Print
Abstract art print – I’m obsessed with abstract art.
Indigo Curtains – these will look fabulous in a den, living room, home office and bedroom.
Ceramic Vase – add one or two to a bookcase, kitchen open shelving, mantel, end table.
Wood Grain Indigo Blue wallpaper – this is peel and stick … and removable!
I LOVE this as an accent wall for a living room or bedroom. This wallpaper will work with traditional style, farmhouse style and modern styles too!
Chunky knit throw – can’t have enough throws! This itself will add a whole new look to your sofa or accent chair
What are your thoughts on indigo blue? Do you like it?
Will you be adding it to your home decor?
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Love Indigo and I already have it in my home so I won’t have to add it!! Love it mixed with my black and white and sometimes a pop of Kelly green. So happy to see so much available in this color since it is one of my favorites. great post with some nice elements at good price points.
Fabulous Kathysue – you’re right on trend! Love your idea of mixing it with Kelly green – so pretty! Thank you for your compliments on my post and for visiting 🙂 Have a beautiful week – Heather
I’ve loved Indigo Blue in decor since I saw it used in a home I visited 25 years ago! Cream colored sofas with indigo solid and patterned pillows, Indigo traditonal rug, large coffee table with glass top. Dark wood antique sideboard, it’s top covered in photos in silver frames. Some large antique toys; a tricycle, a firetruck pedal car. It sounds very traditional, but the style of the sofa and the glass coffee table kept it from being too old or stuffy looking. Loved it!
Wow – that room you described sounds gorgeous Mona! This color certainly looks beautiful paired with dark woods as you mentioned! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on indigo blue with us – I’m so glad you like it as much as I do! Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful week! xo Heather
Michelle Clark says
I love the front door photo you featured. It is definitely time for an update at my house. I have a blue door now but the deep shade of Indigo Batik will be a perfect improvement. I’ve used that same shade on a desk but somehow never thought about translating it to the front door. It is stunning!
Glad you found some new ideas here Michelle! Thanks for your feedback – your desk sounds gorgeous!
Susan Buonpane says
Thank you for reminding me how much I love these colors. They are the perfect accent to all the fall colors and tans.
Marion Furlong says
My outside doors have been painted for several years with Sherwin Williams Red Obsession, which I
love. When I first painted them, I had lots of compliments from the neighbors. I’ve decided it’s time for a change, blue is my favorite color, I’m thinking of painting the doors Indigo Batik. The pictures I’ve seen look very nice.