Move over Green, Blue is back - It never really left! / by Jamie Blake

Of late there has been a notable transformation in colour, a new direction. One could be forgiven for thinking the love affair with blue is seemingly coming to an end or is it?

Increasingly when working closely with interior designers, we are manufacturing kitchens & joinery using a greener palette, and therefore interior design publications are increasingly drawing our clients attention to dark earthy green colours as an alternative to the deep blues. For the foreseeable future we will see clients embrace and start to request greens with increasing confidence; however, dismiss blue at your peril! Darker shades of blue will remain elegant and timeless. The renaissance of blue will be in its use as an accent colour, in more unusual tones and textures. Below I have outlined some examples of the evolution of blue.


The darker hue will still be featuring prominently but less so a whole kitchens painted darker but as a feature complimenting veneers, and other joinery.

Darker walls will still be feature prominently in feature rooms etc

Dark blue stained veneered cabinetry - complimenting the timber veneers and the natural stone worktops

 
Feature blue drawers internally in the larder offers a punch of colour

Feature blue drawers internally in the larder offers a punch of colour

Dark stained timber vanity fronts complimenting the marble and brass tones

Dark stained timber vanity fronts complimenting the marble and brass tones


A newer trend of lighter/fresher shades of the palette beginning the movement into teals and lighter greens. These combined with darker accents in worktops, accompanying furniture, walls, wallpapers etc.

A lighter shade of blue // teal complimenting the darker colour

A lighter shade of blue // teal complimenting the darker colour

Navy blue feature carpet

 

A lovely lighter blue which will be a refreshing addition to the palette

Our teal dresser - a great colour will be featuring prominently in 2019


Blue will continue to feature and dominate in materiality. Think blue slip tiles, mosaics, blue-based veneers and fabric accents.

Teal tiling

Dark blue tiling and teal upholstery - banquette seating

 

Dark blue veneers

Earthenware tiles - splash-backs


See below for the colours I am championing and presenting - 

Blues

Farrow & Ball - De Nimes

Farrow & Ball - Inchyra Blue

Paint & Paper Library - Blue Blood

TEALS

Paint & Paper Library - Teal

Little Greene - Tea with Florence

Paint & Paper Library - Blue Gum

Greens

Paint & Paper - Stable Green

Farrow & Ball - Treron

Paint & Paper - Hunter Dunn