Layering the Pretty Shades of Indigo

Decorating with Shades of Indigo {The Creativity Exchange}
I just can’t get enough of indigo.  I highlighted indigo two years ago on the blog and you know, I think I love it even more today.  I can’t remember a time that I have been so attached to one color for this long.  Indigo is such a rich complex color with a combination of deep blue and violet undertones that just captivate me.  I think I love it so much because it’s such a great transitional color with a balance of cool and warm tones, which makes it a great neutralizer.

Each shade of indigo (darker and lighter) are each so individually beautiful and infusing all the shades together is a great (and easy) way to beautifully layer a room.  You can do this not just with indigo but with any other color as well.

The easiest way to get started is to pick up a paint card with your primary color on it and all the shades,  These colors below are from Sherwin Williams I found on their website:

Sherwin Williams Shades of indigo {The Creativity Exchange}

 

It also helps to find an anchor piece like a rug, pillow or fabric that incorporates several of the shades like these:

Rug from Rug USA here:

Shades of Indigo {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: Rug USA

 

or a pillow like this one designed by COCO Cozy that I found at Layla Grayce here:

 

Coco Cozy pillow from Layla Grayce {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: Layla Grayce

 

 

Even just two having two shades of a color makes it so much easier to mix and match bold patterns together in pillows and fabrics:

 

Infusing shades of indigo {The Creativity Exchange}

 

The dot pillow in the darkest shade of indigo that I found is from Layla Grayce here:

 

Dark navy dot pillow from Layla Grayce- Decorating with shades of indigo {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: Layla Grayce

 

The gorgeous Hampton Links pillow (I am so obsessed with this pillow) is also from Layla Grayce here (it’s a great price too!):

Hampton Links pillow from Layla Grayce- Deocrating with Shades of Indigo {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: Layla Grayce

The beautiful lighter shade of indigo is a deep cornflower color, which is found in this zebra pillow  from Neiman Marcus here:

 

Zebra Azul pillow in cornflower from Neiman Marcus- Decorating with Shades of indigo. {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: Neiman Marcus

 

I found more cornflower color in this gorgeous rug also from Rug USA here:

Cornflower blue rug from Rug USA- Infusing shades of indigo {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: Rug USA

 

 

Right now there are so many great fun colors in lamps and I’m also obsessed with these indigo Foo Dog Lamps (I want these guys so bad!!) from One Kings Lane here:

Pair of indigo Foo Dog lamps from One Kings Lane {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: One Kings Lane

 

I’m also loving this Blossom Table Lamp from One Kings Lane here:

 

Blossom Table Lamp from One Kings Lane {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: One Kings Lane

 

One last thing, little small touches in accessories like votives and vases are another great way to keep adding that layers shades. I love this fun dark indigo finial top from Wayfair here:

 

Navy/Indigo finial top from Wayfair- Infusing shades of indigo {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: Wayfair

 

So what do you think? Can you work in some indigo somewhere? You know, if you’re not digging on indigo, think of a color that you do love and check out all the shades of that color.  Maybe that would be a great color to think about layering?  It’s such an easy way to add a little pop to a space. One more thing… Are you guys loving those foo dogs too or is it just me? I gotta know! (I know, serious world issues here):

Pair of indigo Foo Dog lamps from One Kings Lane {The Creativity Exchange}

Source: One Kings Lane

Thanks for hanging out with me today and by the way, if you missed Monday’s post about my new obsession with the new Velvet Finishes paint from designer Kellie Smith, you can check out that post by clicking the image below:

Revolutionary new paint line for furniture called Velvet Finishes. Tutorial from The Creativity Exchange

Cheers!

Cyndy

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15 Responses to Layering the Pretty Shades of Indigo

  1. Julie Spear says:

    Girl, you are crazy talented at choosing decor items! I have a navy love seat and blue gray sofa in my living room – which are older pieces that I can’t afford to replace. but I have been trying to neutralize all that blue by mixing in other colors… THIS post makes me think I should just dive in, to a sea of indigo. Or at least I need that Blossom Lamp, and those beautiful pillows?
    (I forgot to tell you in your last post, how GORGEOUS the styling on your painted piece was, I pinned that photo to 3 different boards on Pinterest, I loved it so much)
    And finally – Foo Dog Lamps… those little guys are growing on me, and while I don’t think I could commit to the lamps, a little Foo statue might be in my future? o.k., done stalking your blog, for now :-)

  2. Victoria says:

    I love blue as well. Right now I can’t get enough of blue, gray and orange. You know purple/violet or something like it is ‘suppose’ to be the color of the year but all around all I see is blue. Have you seen the Pottery Barn catalogs? All blue, lot’s of blue! I think this color of the year thing is hewey… yes that is a technical term! Thanks for loving the blue with me and here I’ve attached proof that I just love blue!
    http://www.dragonfliesandthistles.blogspot.com/2014/02/heart-box-with-xs-and-os.html
    Thanks! Victoria

  3. Becky says:

    LOVE all the blue and I think all the pieces you picked out are great except I don’t care for the dog lamps. I am planning to redecorate our bedroom using shades of indigo. Thanks for the great tips!

  4. Amanda says:

    I was originally planning on a coral and grey color scheme for my home office but that dot indigo pillow may have just changed my life! GORGEOUS!
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  5. Amanda says:

    I was originally planning on a coral and grey color scheme for my home office but that dot indigo pillow may have just changed my life! GORGEOUS!

    • Cyndy says:

      I’m right there with you Amanda, that dot pillow is gorgeous! It’s at the top of my list. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Love the pillows and rugs, however, I do not care for foo dog lamps

  7. Marsha says:

    Love, love, love your blog and your trip down Indigo Lane . . . rugs, pillows, finials . . . but please let those foo dogs out . . .they have got to go!!

    • Cyndy says:

      Ha! Yea, I think the foo dogs are just me.. LOL! Thanks for stopping by Marsha and I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoy my blog! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  8. Luiza says:

    Cyndy, sorry I’m a little late commenting your post, I’m from Brazil and I’ve come across your blog googling random decor words in despair, and I LOVED IT! I’ve been digging through your posts for about half an hour now and I have to say I just love your taste! This post on indigo decor especially has been a real life saver, as I’m trying to choose a color palette for my first home (getting married in August) but I’m having trouble finding a balance between adding some personality to the living room while maintaining a light and soothing overall feeling. I’m leaning towards a really light gray or beige color on the living room walls, and indigo (or a blue with a gray undertone) on one of the walls, behind the TV (with accent lighting to balance the darker tone). Do you have any tips on recognizing when a shade is too dark? I’ve read your post on choosing wall paint out of paint cards (it was great!) but I’m not sure whether indigo is a safe choice or if it would prove to be too dark and make the room seem smaller. Thank you very much! Luiza

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