Color trend | Moody blue walls

Posted By Gudy Herder / November 29, 2013 / 10 Comments

Let’s talk color trends again today. I have published on decor8 last week a trend report about moody colors and will add some extra images today and concentrate today just on this fascinating blue shade. For moody greens and greys, please hop over at Holly’s blog.

It is this kind of dark blue that is taking over now in the interior color scheme and quite special. I’d describe it as greyish-petrol and still being blue and considered a cold color, it embodies a wonderful moody atmosphere inviting to read, sit at the fire light, gather at a table for hours, knit and relax. I never quite know how to name colors but Farrow&Ball helps out this time and calls it Stiffkey Blue in honor of the mud found at Stiffkey beach, Norfolk.

When stylists Maria Grossmann, Hans Blomquist and Lotta Agatton work in their projects with a new color, they start setting a trend and it might take a couple of years to reach the final consumer. We have been seeing moody colors popping up every so often, mostly in accessories but never that much concentrated on walls.

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Farrow and Ball || Cassandra Ellis

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Gubi || Hans Blomquist

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Boligmagasinet || Vincent Van Duysen

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Hannotte Interiors || Hans Blomquist

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Robert Holden photography || Hans Blomquist

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Maria Grossmann

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Hans Blomquist

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The Marion House Book || Hans Blomquist

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Johnny Miller || Hans Blomquist

I know blue shades are not an easy color all year around. Here in Spain it has never been a successful apart from some accessories and textiles in summer. Do you use blue in your color scheme at home?

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  • November 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    You are compiling a complete moodboard in blue and I love it! This upcoming holidays we will renovate the children rooms and they both want blue on their walls … the elder one would like a dark shade of blue, so I might try one of these on two walls and see what happens ;-) Have a great week-end Gudy. xxi.

    • Gudy
      December 1, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      If you can get Farrow&Ball, try the Stiffkey Blue. Let usknowif it’s any other label. Would love to see the result! xx

  • November 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Soy absolutamente fan de este color! Me encantaaaa!!!!!!! Creo que aporta calma pero es capaz de reforzar a cualquier otro.

    Si te pasas hoy por enepunt veras que colores.

    Eres una crac! Y me molan tanto tus moodboard que me dan ganas de aplicarlos por todas partes!
    En casa no tengo nada en ese color, de momento… Creo que unos cojines serian bestiales en nuestro sofá gris! mmmm! Creando necesidades Gudy!

    Feliz fin de semana!

    Un fuerte abrazo!

  • November 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    It’s so interesting that I don’t have many blue tones at home. That makes a rather summer loving flat but in the winter I would like to have more moody colours. I bought some purple chairs and am slowly introducing those hues.

    Love your trend reports.
    Happy weekend.

  • November 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Ces bleus sombres sont mes préférés . Celui de farrow &ball me fait rêver. Je crois que je ne vais pas y resister.

    • Gudy
      November 29, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      Let me see how it looks like of you go for it…

  • November 30, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I absolutely love moody colours together with lots of wood and texture, so this colour is right up my alley… it’s nice to see that the big stylists are using it also. My pinterest feed is full of lovely moody hues which I am loving right now. xD

    • Gudy
      December 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Oh, I will have a look straight away at your feed, Doris. Happy December! xx

  • November 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Adore these dark colours and this blue is so stunning. Perfect for our not so sunny climate! Happy weekend gudy xx

  • December 2, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Wunderschöne Kollektion von athmosphärischen Bildern! Ich mag besonders die Kombinations mit cognacfarbenen Erdtönen…

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