It’s winter and so I’m thinking a lot about color. Lately blue, specifically navy blue, looks fresh to me. I’m thinking about how to incorporate it into a garden scheme–with paint and accessories since there are no true navy blue plants that I know about. Not as the classic blue and white or blue and yellow but as a focal point or background in its own right.
I’ve had a tough time finding straight navy, more often there are multiple shades of blue–but no navy.
Maybe my thinking is ahead of the curve…but not according to Elle Decor who sites navy as the newest interior neutral. Notice how the green pops with navy as a background in the image below.
A navy blue exterior house paint from Porter’s Paints. Imagine that as a background for foundation planting.
There are navy blue mosaic sidewalks in Lisbon. Ideas for patios, fountains and walkways…
Outside blue makes a strong statement, but it is seldom navy. From one of my favorite fashion blogs, The Sartorialist, are blues including navy. In an urban environment they just pop visually.
Other than the cement color above, here are three navy blues to try as paint or stain.