After donating my leather pumps, a chic little handbag and a stylish suit in this color, several years ago, this shade suddenly seems fresh again. I’m talking about the color navy blue. The one dress I bought on my recent trip to Paris was, you guessed it, a chic shade of navy blue. It felt so right for Paris and for fall in California.
While traveling in Riviera Maya a year ago, I noticed that the accent woodwork and ceiling beams in our suite were painted a rich navy blue. It had the same bold impact as black, but the blue tones brought a lighter feel yet added some richness to the space. I thought it was a brilliant choice for the woodwork at this beachfront resort, Zoetry Paraiso del la Bonita. I was thrilled to meet the architect, a part-time resident at the resort, during our visit. I recently encouraged a design client to consider navy blue for her woodwork in need of some design inspiration.
These are a few of my collected images of navy blue on Pinterest and I find I’m liking the shade equally well for fashion and for decor.
I wondered if Pantone agreed with me about the suspected resurgence of navy blue. I discovered there is a shade of deep blue, Snorkel Blue, projected to be an “It” color for 2016. It pairs well with a number of shades as seen here. I’m especially liking navy blue with shades of copper and gold this season. Navy and white are purely a classic color combination.
I’ve added a few new blue pieces this season to Style*Mind*Chic Boutique.
As you may have noticed I’m feeling the shoe and boot vibe, especially after our travels to Italy. Both the Perla Formentina and the Artemisia lines are made in Italy.
Phobe Ankle Boots – by Artemisia – Italy
Chiara Flat by Perla Formentini – Italy
I’ll be adding these to my closet this season!
Find more color inspiration on my Pinterest board Color Story: Navy Blue
Are you a fan of navy blue?
What shades of color are capturing your attention this season?
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