Through the process of researching our September Color of the Month and compiling inspiring interiors and decor in this shade, I came across some pretty interesting online debates that verged on hostile. Apparently, defining this color can stir up some heat. Surprising for such a peaceful color. (You’d think we’d picked fire engine red.) Is it possible that a greater internal struggle surfaces not when asking “To be or not to be” but rather…
…what is the difference between “indigo” and “navy”? And which blue is a true indigo blue? Various shelter magazines and home decor stores have called all of these blues…indigo…
Since indigo is such a contemplative color, here are a few quotes from members of our color team followed by our favorite indigo-infused designs…all for you to ponder.
Indigo is an intriguing alternative to black; this inky color calls forth fall and has a soothing, global style. — Kelley Walters, Executive Editor
Indigo is nautical navy’s sexy, mysterious cousin. — Liz Gray, Senior Editor
There is a spiritual quality to indigo that makes it so enticing. — Anna Millman, Online Manager
Indigo reminds me of brand new blue jeans on the first day of school, when the weather just starts to turn cooler. — Marianne Canada, HGTV Home Studio
This shade of blue is so fresh that it makes me want to redo everything I have (even my wish-list items) in this color. Indigo feels very organic. I think of the natural dyes used all over the world and am nostalgic for ink-stained hands. I want more, more, more. — Lili Zarghami, Managing Editor
After reflecting on these indigo designs, will you decorate with this inky, mysterious, organic color?
Tell us in the comments below.