Color Crush: Peacock Blue

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{Image via Southern Accents}

Peacock Blue is the it color of the season for me. Sure, people have been using it for a while now, but it has been standing out to me so much lately. It’s funny how when you have something on your mind, you see it everywhere. I don’t think it has been overdone by any means. On the other hand, I’d love to see people use more of this gorgeous blue hue! I normally gravitate more towards warm colors than cool ones, but the depth of this color keeps it from reading too cool for me. It doesn’t hurt that it can easily act as a neutral (I know that sounds crazy!) since it pairs so beautifully with other rich shades, like in the picture above.

pecock serena Peacock Blue is so hot right now that it was even the color of choice for Serena Van der Woodsen’s office.

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It pairs beautifully with muted colors…


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or equally bold ones.

{House Beautiful}

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suzanne kasler It works as the main focus of a room, like in this gorgeous, traditional dining room by Suzanne Kasler

peacock tory burch or in Tory Burch’s modern and whimsical Arbre de Matisse covered dining room.

{Elle September 2009 }

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It looks lovely in a flat finish paint…


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{Melissa Rufty}

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… and glamorous in a high gloss finish.

{Rob Southern}

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For those who would prefer not to commit to an entire room swathed in peacock blue, it makes for a gorgeous accent color.

{Canadian House and Home}

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How lovely is this console in Nate Berkus’ sister Marni’s apartment? I love the deep blue against the bright pink flowers and black and white accents.

{Glamour Magazine}

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Painting the back of this bookshelf a rich, peacock blue adds an entire new dimension to the room.

{Canadian House and Home}


This room by Miles Redd is filled with peacock blue accents (wall color, chair, pillows, lamp shade) which add to the overall richness and glamour factor of the room.

{Miles Redd}

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And if that is still too much for you, simply choosing one item in this gorgeous hue, like this antique setee, is sure to enhance the beauty of any room.

{Little Green Notebook}

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You could paint your nightstand peacock blue…

{Apartment Therapy}

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or install a gorgeous chandelier in this lovely shade.

{Massuco, Warner, Miller}

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Pillows and drapes work, too.

{Ruthie Sommers}

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The peacock blue cashmere throw used by Thom Filica in the gorgeous bedroom he recently designed for the Designer Visions Showhouse adds an element of lightness to the grey room.

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David Jimenez chose an insanely beautiful peacock blue leather chair for this bright Palm Springs bedroom.

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This bedroom, a perennial favorite by Miles Redd wouldn’t have the same charm withouth the peacock blue gourd lamps and tables.

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Peacock Blue looks just gorgeous in dark, moody rooms…

{Flair Home}

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and in cool, airy rooms brimming with natural light.

{Frank Roop uses peacock blue in a lot of his projects.}

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It’s the ideal color for a little dresser vignette whether you choose a peacock blue lamp and white dresser…

{Lindsey Coral Harper}

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or a white lamp and peacock blue dresser.

{Moises Esquenazi}

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It looks beautiful when mixed with similar shades of blue…

{Steven Gambrel}

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but stands perfectly on its own.


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