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Keep cool with Indigo; this summer's hottest color

Indigo pillows create a cool and relaxed seating area for an indoor or outdoor picnic. Image via Hello Revolution

Indigo pillows create a cool and relaxed seating area for an indoor or outdoor picnic. Image via Hello Revolution

Look around and you'll see variations of Indigo in many shapes and forms. From clothing to accessories to home decor, this color has been taking the world by storm, and deservedly so. This deep bluish-almost-purplish hue is reminiscent of the ocean, mussels, sea glass and the summer sky at night is at once powerful and calming. These deep blues make us think of cool, deep ocean waters, instantly cooling, calming on a sultry summer day. As indigo bridges the color palette between blue and black with undertones of purple, it is neither, but as versatile as both. In fashion it lends itself equally well to bohemian, casual, classic and more formal lifestyles. In the home it embraces all personalities and styles. Indigo is powerful on its own and pairs well with so many other colors from whites and stones to wheats and yellows and for those who embrace a colorful palette, even oranges and corals. Whether you're looking to add to, freshen up or renovate your home, this color should be on your radar. 

Nothing beats an outdoor shower but an indigo shower kicks it up a notch! Image Camille Styles

Nothing beats an outdoor shower but an indigo shower kicks it up a notch! Image Camille Styles

Urban and Lofty. An indigo wall gives this modern space with clean lines personality and depth. Image via Decor8

Urban and Lofty. An indigo wall gives this modern space with clean lines personality and depth. Image via Decor8

For the rustic sophisticate. Ralph Lauren may be the King of Indigo. This deep denim hue colored wall paint is available at Home Depot. Image via Home Depot.

For the rustic sophisticate. Ralph Lauren may be the King of Indigo. This deep denim hue colored wall paint is available at Home Depot. Image via Home Depot.

A powerful indigo colored door takes center stage. 

A powerful indigo colored door takes center stage. 

Indigo and velvet. A smooth cool that warms any home year round. Image via House Beautiful.

Indigo and velvet. A smooth cool that warms any home year round. Image via House Beautiful.

Though denim is thought to be as an all-American fabric, this indigo colored fabric adds a boho touch to a Scandinavian Home. Image via My Scandinavian Home.

Though denim is thought to be as an all-American fabric, this indigo colored fabric adds a boho touch to a Scandinavian Home. Image via My Scandinavian Home.

Another indigo and velvet pairing. Simple. Sublime. Minimal. Sophisticated. Image via New England Home 

Another indigo and velvet pairing. Simple. Sublime. Minimal. Sophisticated. Image via New England Home 

When your home is a blank canvas opt for some indigo to wake it up and calm it down. Image and fabric via Eclectically Vintage

When your home is a blank canvas opt for some indigo to wake it up and calm it down. Image and fabric via Eclectically Vintage

Indigo stripes and bold and timeless. Image via Ralph Lauren Home

Indigo stripes and bold and timeless. Image via Ralph Lauren Home

Instantly calming, an indigo island adds a bold pop of color to the busiest room of the house. Image via Houzz.

Instantly calming, an indigo island adds a bold pop of color to the busiest room of the house. Image via Houzz.

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