Anne Roselt, Plascon Colour Manager
Pale blue has been featured in many top fashion collections this season, including Giorgio Armani, Dior Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, Temperley London and Valentino. Pale blue aquamarine is also the birthstone for March, making it the perfect colour to go crazy for this month.
March Colour of the Month Inspiration Session
Pale blue reminds us of the sky and water, and it creates a sense of freshness and space. Duck-egg and bird’s-egg blues vary from cool, clean turquoise to warmer, more muted shades. The trick is to select the one that best suits your room and other décor items.
Which rooms work best in pale blue?
The relaxing, peaceful qualities of this colour make it an ideal option for bedrooms.
Blue also has a strong link to water, so it’s a natural choice for bathrooms. It can help you to create a tranquil atmosphere where you can relax and replenish body and soul.
Blue is not distracting and can enhance learning and intuitive thinking, making it a wonderful shade for a study or family room.
Tips and inspiration
Pale blue is a great colour to introduce if you’re looking to add a bit of peace, balance and harmony to your life. Use it in rooms where you want to relax and contemplate the day. And it isn’t just a great wall colour – pale blue is also a wonderful trim that brings skirtings, doors and furniture to life.
A pearl metallic stencil over a pale blue painted wall looks wonderful, and a touch of yellow can warm up a pale blue room.
A stripe of red or red accessories can inject a bit of energy into the space…
Pale blue makes a room seem larger than it is, so it’s the ideal cure for claustrophobia in a small room or a space without any windows.
Which colours complement pale blue?
Blue and white is a classic, while neutrals serve as divine partners for pale blue. Pale blue also goes well with silver and pearl.
Pastel colours used together look beautiful. Add pink, yellow or sea-foam green for a gentle touch of elegance.
Pastels and bright colours don’t often work well together, but pale blue and red are very trendy right now – as you can see in the latest Temperley London fashions.
Plascon’s favourite pale blues
Bird’s Egg B3-B2-2
Powdered Blue B5-A2-2
Winter Haven B2-E2-3