Trend Spotting – Cobalt Blue

Posted By on Nov 12, 2013 | 0 comments


By Denise H. Smith

Cobalt Blue, used for interior decoration, dates back to the Ancient Egyptians. This stunning, vibrant pigment has been praised by artisans through the ages and across the globe. Popularized by craftsmen potters in China for centuries, it became the signature tone of the Renaissance. Cobalt is making a resurgence in the design pallets of fashion trend setters on the runway and in home furnishings.

Karastan showcases Cobalt in many of their carpet styles, but none are as beautiful as the blue in the line Indescribable, shown here in Pure Indigo. The revolutionary carpet fiber, SmartStrand, allows not only superior color retention, but the inherent stain resistance of this fiber means the color will remain stain free. Karastan also features cobalt in their Elegance line, shown here (under) in Sapphire Ice.

Karastan Cobalt Carpet

Cobalt can take center stage in a design scheme even in a kitchen. An on-trend pairing of white cabinets with Silestone quartz in Azul (first picture). Enjoy on the counters would create a dynamic space. Balancing both with a gray tone on the floor with a hint of blue, such as Armstrong’s Coastal Living laminate in Oyster Bay Pine, would finish the space to perfection.

If Cobalt on the counters is too bold, perhaps choosing it in place settings would be a safer option. Fiesta dish ware has been collected for generations, and it’s no surprise that Cobalt has been a running color line in this America-made pottery since it’s inception in 1927. Due to the popularity of rich blue, this year Fiesta decided to also feature an updated, lighter and brighter tone for its annual color

Fiesta dish Cobalt Blue

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