Indigo is one of my favourite colours and pertaining to interiors, in my opinion, it is a solid grounding colour to use in a room. The rich deep blue adds an instant sense of 'chic' in the most understated cosy way, enveloping you in its depth of colour. A future project sparked the need to research deeper into the technicalities of Indigo. Erik, founder of Munro Design, and I are about to embark upon a huge indigo dyeing project in the next couple of weeks. The aim is to make curtains from 240 metres of white linen, which is interwoven with silver thread. Each fabric drop will be dip dyed in indigo and then sewn together to make curtains...wish us luck!
In Design :
As in the image above, an indigo colour is perfect for upholstering a large sofa, firstly if you have children or dogs it wont show the dirt as much. Secondly, painted onto the walls of a well lit space it creates a very flexible canvas to work a scheme around, you can go darker and add russet and emerald tones, or lighter and add primrose yellow or shades of Venetian red...up to you.
Holly from the brilliant program the Great Interior Design Challenge #gidc used a gorgeous navy on the walls of the cottage she designed, and her clients were utterly blown away. Have a look at the image below from an Elle Decoration article, it shows a useful example of the array of shades and textures available.
How about these luxurious midnight blue velvet cushions...or one of our Indigo blue Ikat cushions?
The V & A had an incredible exhibition called Fabric of India a few months ago. My boyfriend and I went and were completely astounded by the beauty of the handpicked pieces used from the V&A's archive collected over the years. Below is a video shown at the exhibition about how Indigo is used to dye fabric. I think Erik & I have our work cut out for us.