Inspiration: Indigo For Fall

I think I am obsessed with indigo.

Shibori indigo dying was very popular this past summer. Shibori is a traditional Japanese DIY technique that can transform any plain piece of fabric into a unique work of art.

While the technique became trendy this summer, indigo has always been a sought after color. Historically famous artists for centuries have been vying over indigo for their work. In many ways the rich color was symbolism for political power or religious significance. Indian indigo was probably used as a painting pigment by ancient Greeks and Romans. Marco Polo (13th century) was the first to report on the preparation of indigo in India. People just love this rich, blue pigment.

So at least I’m not alone in imagining ways to incorporate this color into my abode. 

From using indigo for accent walls, or painting entire rooms, to adding indigo to vintage furniture pieces, I have had my mind full of indigo dreams:

Blue Fall - Fern & Fog
Fig Almond Tea Cake with Coconut Glaze

Fig Almond Tea Cake with Coconut Glaze

Benjamin Moore Evening Sky 833 "This is a deep, dark inky blue that can look almost black in the shade, but it turns into a rich, deep blue in the sun. It would look just as great on a stone house in the mountains as it would on a faded, silvery-shingled Cape Cod at the beach."

Benjamin Moore Evening Sky 833 "This is a deep, dark inky blue that can look almost black in the shade, but it turns into a rich, deep blue in the sun. It would look just as great on a stone house in the mountains as it would on a faded, silvery-shingled Cape Cod at the beach."

How do you feel about indigo? Would you incorporate it into your Fall designs?