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.

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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

About 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.

28 thoughts on “Colour Your World | #12 Pantone Dusk Blue

  1. 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 :)

    1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

    1. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

    1. 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!! ;)

  8. 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

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