so into indigo.

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

i keep seeing a whole lotta navy blue out there these days. or rather, indigo — that is the fancy-schmancy name we’re giving it now, right? i think it is. there’s all that indigo tie dye that’s quite hot at the moment, and sure is pretty, but there’s a lot of potent, dark and dramatic blues out there, too. just like our favorite pair of well-worn blue jeans, blue is soothing, and well, just plain cool. solid walls of it, or just splashes of it — i like all the indigo i see out there.

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

vtwonen (above + below).

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

lena corwin for urban outfitters.

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: scandinavian deko; lacasadecoto rug; bolig; jonas ingerstedt.

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay


so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

kara rosenlund.

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

house to home.

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: richard powers; vtwonen; apartment therapy; domino.

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay


so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

polly wreford.

so into indigo / sfgirlbybay


so into indigo / sfgirlbybay


so into indigo / sfgirlbybay

polly wreford.

• top image via way of fallen petals.

21 Responses to “so into indigo.”
  1. Nat Coalson says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing; these are fantastic photographs with lots of good decorating ideas. Indigo, though, is actually a [relatively] clearly defined color, and is closer to purple than Navy blue. Of all places, Wikipedia has a pretty good page detailing the color Indigo. (Google it.) I love indigo so much I’ve used it for my brand identity and web site!

  2. I love the back splash on the last (kitchen) photo. Great take on “blue and white”

  3. Katherine says:

    I have the perfect Vera Wang dress that would fit in the theme of the blog post :-) !
    Indigo walls look sumptuous!

  4. candice says:

    As much as love dip dying indigo in patterns – and i do! – i love the soaked look of the wall and the rug in this post.

  5. sabrina says:

    This post is so timely! I am really loving indigo right now, it feels so japanese especially with dark walnut or browns in general. I recently bought indigo sheets and I got a shibori dyed indigo noren :).

    • Janice says:

      Where did you find indigo sheets? I just ordered a linen indigo duvet cover and pillowcases from Restoration Hardware…so yummy

  6. Samantha says:

    I’ve always been an olive-green girl, but that started changing when I saw a room in Anthology magazine in 2012. I fell in love with it at first sight, and went out and bought a gallon and proceeded to paint my guestroom that very night. It’s one of my favorite rooms now; sometimes I stand in the doorway just to gaze at the walls. :)

  7. emily says:

    Oh man love! Lena Corwin room is a dream.

  8. gorgeous! our previous house had an accent wall in van duesen blue but I hadn’t thought of it for our new house. inspired ;) xo

  9. Monnaie says:

    Nice interior decoration and interior furnishing.

  10. jessica says:

    i love that yellow tufted headboard – it adds great texture + color to the room! great collection.

  11. Rachel says:

    I’ve caught the indigo bug, too! Just today I posted my experiments with a faux shibori effect with bleach and denim ( if you’re curious), and a couple of months ago I talked my husband into letting me give our walls a coat of deep indigo ( I used your dark-walled dining room to help me make the case for such a dark color. We both love it. Thanks Victoria! :-)

    That quilt from Lena Corwin x Urban Outfitters is fantastic, and I love the wall hanging above the bed in that photo, too!

  12. Shannon says:

    I have an obsession with indigo esseciLly all the vintage Japanese ikats. Very soothing color, feel on fabric.

  13. Igor says:

    I’m totally into indigo, it’s one of my favorite hues. Plus the story of indigo s beyond thrilling! It has so many cultural meanings all around the world!

  14. Irene says:

    Lovely to look at – a pleasure to live with. Thank you for posting.

  15. Janice says:

    I’m trying to find the paint color shown on the chest and heater…do you know what the paint is that was used on them?

  16. Tricia says:

    Hi there. So I too want to know if anyone knows what paint was used for the furniture? I picked up a vanity and am dying to paint to like the picture above. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

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