Colour Your World | #12 Pantone Dusk Blue

We’ve looked at various shades of blue since I started this series of Pantone posts. It’s such an amazing colour and there are so many variants. From the greenest, turquoise to the darkest tone of indigo, the colour blue covers an amazing spectrum.

We’ve already looked at Aquamarine; an ethereal powder blue. Not actually what I’d call Aquamarine — and not a million miles away from this shade — but I guess Pantone (the colour gurus) know what they’re talking about!

Next was the turn of Scuba Blue. A yellow based blue; the most perfect turquoise shade, reminiscent of Caribbean waters.

And last we looked at  Pantone’s Classic Blue. A lovely rich navy — the perfect pairing with crisp white — and a great alternative to all of the dark grey that we’ve seen over the last few years. A shade that manages to span the centuries and work in a traditional setting, just as well as a more contemporary interior.

So today is the turn of Pantone Dusk Blue.

The last blue in the Pantone colour palette for Spring and Summer 2015.

This shade is lovely. Smokey and chalky, with just a hint of red.It’s a lovely relaxing shade and reminds me of Cornwall, weirdly enough! Probably because it’s  *almost* the exact shade of the iconic Cornish Ware ceramics.

Here are my favourite home picks in this lovely blue.

Colour Your World in Pantone Dusk BlueDusk Blue

1. Toaster, Pastel Blue — Smeg
2. Shoreditch Pendant Light — Viva Lagoon
3. Set of 4 Blue Coral Napkins — Zara Home
4. Set of 4 Breton Mugs — Next
5. Munchkin Chair in Dew Wool  — Loaf
6. Casserole Dish — Le Creuset
7. Framed Clouds Canvas — Laura Ashley
8. Storage Pot — Cornishware

It’s such a fresh shade. Makes me think of blues skies with billowy clouds, forget-me-nots and bluebells. And looking at this little collection, above, a gorgeous country kitchen with windows over looking the sea.

A girl can dream eh?

I’ve created a little Pinterest board with some more Dusk Blue inspired pins. Pop and have a look if you get a chance.

Follow Twinkle Diaries’s board Colour Your World | #12 Pantone® Dusk Blue on Pinterest.

Next time we’ll look at:

Treetop

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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28 Comments

  1. 20th May 2015 / 6:23 am

    I love blue and Cornish Blue is beautiful! I like everything here. Thank you for hosting this new link x

    • 20th May 2015 / 9:59 am

      Thanks so much Lisa — am so excited about it!! :) Thanks so much for your comment x

  2. 20th May 2015 / 9:21 am

    Ooo, this is one of my favourite colours and is actually one of the accent colours in our living room. I pair it with orange and they both make the other colour really come alive. I know it’s not a combination of colours that sit well with many people but we love it :)

    • 20th May 2015 / 1:11 pm

      Mine too :) Orange and blue are complimentary colours — they sit opposite each other in the colour wheel so they work really well together. I think it’s a lovely combination. Funnily enough, I’d drafted a post on colour pairings! This has given me the inspiration to finish it!! ;) X

  3. 20th May 2015 / 9:35 am

    That is just the kind of light fitting I want for over the kitchen table. The Bavarian is yet to be convinced. Somehow I think I’ll just have to take matters into my own hands and replace it when he’s away.
    #HomeEtc.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Fionnuala

    • 21st May 2015 / 11:51 am

      Its GORGEOUS isn’t it?! There are so many of these beautiful enamel pendant lights around. We’ve got 3 in a row in our conservatory but they’re cheapies from IKEA!! ;)

  4. 20th May 2015 / 1:50 pm

    I know what you mean about being reminded of Cornwall – I think it’s that blue stripey jar that seals Cornwall for me, that and memories of a blue Lorna Doone jug my mum had (probably long gone now to the great ceramic heaven!) #HomeEtc

    • 20th May 2015 / 3:18 pm

      I definitely associate blue with Cornwall — not just because of Cornishware — but because of the sea, the sky, the painted cottages!! It’s such a warm, happy blue as well. Just gorgeous isn’t it? x

  5. 20th May 2015 / 2:16 pm

    I love blue, as you’ll see from the blue kitchen I’ve linked up ;) I just love the range of shades you can get in blue, and I find it a very calming colour

    Stevie xx #HomeEtc

    • 20th May 2015 / 3:32 pm

      Aaah me too!! I absolutely LOVE it! There are SO many shades within the one colour — it’s just such a versatile shade isn’t it? And you’re right — it’s SO calming! x

  6. 20th May 2015 / 2:35 pm

    I love this colour blue. Zach’s bedrrom walls are a similar colour to reflect the colour of the sky and walking in there is just so fresh and bright, it makes it so light and airy. Love those mugs and that chair! #HomeEtc

    • 20th May 2015 / 4:14 pm

      Aah I love this colour too! As you say, it’s so fresh. It reminds me of the sea and the sky… just gorgeous! :) x

  7. Ellie Mulligan
    20th May 2015 / 3:35 pm

    Would have never thought of blue normall, as not keen,, but these items look stunning!x

    #HomeEtc

    • 21st May 2015 / 11:52 am

      Aah I’m a real fan of blue in the home :) I think it’s underrated. So glad you liked all the picks here and it’s made you have a second thought about this lovely shade! :)

  8. 20th May 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Blues and Greens are my faves. I love that Le Creuset pot and that smeg toaster!! Eeek!! Lush! xxxx

    • 21st May 2015 / 11:19 am

      Yes — the toaster!! Who knew that SMEG did toasters! I had no idea — such a lovely thing to discover!! :)

  9. Mrs Puddleducky
    20th May 2015 / 9:38 pm

    I love this blue! I wouldn’t normally go for blue tones other than in the bathroom but this shade is lovely and I like all the products in this colour you have shown x

    • 21st May 2015 / 11:32 am

      It’s funny, isn’t it, that blue is perceived to be a bathroom colour! Why is that? Maybe because we relate blue with water? Thanks for your comment! x

  10. 20th May 2015 / 10:22 pm

    Caro this is my favourite Colour, I love the toaster so much it is beautiful. In fact I love all of it such a beautiful calming colour x

    • 21st May 2015 / 11:37 am

      It is restful isn’t it? I think because of the associations… water, the sea, the sky… brings you a little closer to nature which is always very calming.

  11. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    21st May 2015 / 7:10 am

    I’m a big fan of blue – mostly navy to be honest – but I realise we have no blue at all in The Barn! Love your Pinterest board – full of fab ideas and love this series too #HomeEtc

    • 21st May 2015 / 11:47 am

      Yep — I’m a real fan of navy. I did another post in the Pantone series in ‘Classic Blue’ and created a Pinterest board to go with it. Some of the uses of navy in interiors were absolutely stunning. Made me want to repaint all the walls!! ;)

  12. 21st May 2015 / 3:39 pm

    Ooh I do get a little excited each time I see your Pantone boards, each colour I see something I love, I’m no good at picking a theme! The Breton mugs are my favourite :)

    • 22nd May 2015 / 1:30 pm

      Aah thanks so much Hayley! I love the mugs too — but with my ‘stripe obsession’, I guess that’s not wholly surprising!! LOL! :) x

  13. Alice Megan
    21st May 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Such a lovely colour, and I adore the Smeg toaster how adorable

    • 22nd May 2015 / 1:29 pm

      Gorgeous isn’t it? Both the colour and the toaster! ;)

  14. 22nd May 2015 / 1:46 pm

    I love this idea for a series!

    We are in the process of buying our new family home – hopefully forever home – so I’ve been lost in Pantone colours for days now.

    I love this blue, it’s perfect. I’m hoping to use quite a big of grey, but maybe I’ll have to sneak this in somewhere.

    x

    • 23rd May 2015 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks so much Lora! Aaah good luck with your home buying — it’s a stressful time isn’t it but it will all be worth it once you get those keys! :)

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