Indigo is a color that captivates. Derived from the dye of the True Indigo shrub, the hue has the essence of blue and purple and has been used by various civilizations for centuries.
What we love most about the shade is the opportunity it presents for interpretation: One person’s idea of the color may derive from a well-worn pair of denim; another’s from an inky blue flower. We decided to explore the many faces of indigo with Sherwin-Williams color tools. Armed with the Color Snap Studio for iPad and Color Snap for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, we took photos of objects and then sourced the matching paint colors.
What does your indigo look like? Read on to see a few of our ideas, as well as inspiration on translating it to an entire room.
Above: For inspiration on adding a bold and dramatic look to an interior, we turned to this quilted indigo tote bag by designer Matt Dick. Photo by Mimi Giboin.
Above: We then explored the colors further by uploading an image of the white guest bedroom at the Hourglass Winery and painting its walls in both of the shades.