Trending now (again) – once in a BLUE mood

blue5I’ve been feeling kind of blue lately – Cobalt to be specific.  The shade creeps up from time to time and last year we started seeing more of this bright color.

blue2Crazy for Cobalt: his season the intense blue made a statement on everything from cozy sweaters to swingy dresses.  It seems to have edged out olive and rust as this fall’s most prominent hue.  blue3

How many shades of blue are there exactly?  I don’t know but some editors seem to have a handle on it:

Meryl Streep to Anne Hathaway in “The Devil Wears Prada – “You go to your closet and you select that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers.” …………………on and on she goes

blue1With its cool undertones, cobalt complements every complexion from porcelain to dark chocolate.

Derek Lam
Derek Lam

Best colors to pair cobalt with: neutrals like grey, black, white or a combo of either.blue4