Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Color Crush: Bold Cobalt

Cobalt has been popping up everywhere lately, and something about this pure, intense hue has me hooked. It might be triggering the art history lover in me — this color is derived from lapis lazuli, the highly-worshipped stone used in dyes, art, and pottery in ancient times. From ancient Egypt to the empires of Rome and Greece, lapis lazuli was used to represent godliness, truth, and purity. Its pure pigmentation complements natural elements, while still making a statement. It's interesting to see the "pop of color" concept evolving — this is giving us a break from neons, but carrying that blue PS1 would certainly have just as much impact!

I've never been much of a pure blue person, but this punchy color might have changed my mind. It's just starting to gain momentum, so I think we'll be seeing a lot more of it come fall and winter of this year. What do you think about this bold blue?


  1. I LOVE this color!
    That bag. I die.
    The Pumpkin Spot

  2. I was just talking about this color at the NOTO event! I love love it. Especially with white, pink, and orange.


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