Often associated with feeling low or depressed, perhaps the colour blue has been unfairly tarnished with a negative attitude. Think of the shade of sky on a perfect summer’s day. Picture the calm tones of the sea as the waves lap your feet on your perfect beach. Imagine the hues of the delicate petals on a bluebell as spring sunshine awakes the woodland after winter. A primary colour, with hues in a thousand tones whose names inspire us: Azure, Lapis Lazuli, Prussian, Baby, Sapphire, Indigo, Ultramarine, Royal, French Navy, Aqua, Sky, and Cyan – I could go on. But none of them have negative connotations.
In fashion terms, a dark navy blue is an elegant and more interesting alternative to the ubiquitous black of a tailored suit or coat. It can be complimented with a pop of almost any colour. It is particularly popular in the British and American markets. Navy denim is a staple of our wardrobes today and looks fabulous on everyone. It works with everything from a crisp white shirt to soft or brightly coloured knitwear and why not add detail with a pretty coloured belt?
We say, celebrate the blues and don’t forget to complement your look with a beautiful handbag or clutch bag in a co-ordinating or contrasting tone!