Rich, dark, and full of drama, indigo blue is a color that spans time periods and styles. A dark blue that’s more robust than navy (thanks to touches of purple), indigo has been in favor for centuries. The power of indigo varies wildly depending on how it’s used. As a wall color, it can contribute to a dark and moody atmosphere; as an accent color, it can be light and uplifting.
Indigo is often thought of as a deep blue with a hint of purple, but its definition varies. The color produced by the plant indigo errs on the side of teal or cobalt. In this roundup, we've incorporated a range of deep blues.
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Experiment With Indigo Kitchen Cabinets
Leave wood and white behind. Indigo works a treat when painted onto kitchen cabinets. You won't get bored of having a bolder shade in your cooking space, but it's not too far out of left field either. Keep the rest of the kitchen features neutral and it'll stay timeless.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Try an Indigo Couch
Leather couches fell out of favor awhile ago, making room for fan-favorites linen and bouclé, but this deep blue version makes a case for why you should reconsider. In a space like a living room, there a plenty of soft furnishings already. The smooth finish of the leather mixed with the unique color choice makes it a great standout piece.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Give the Walls an Indigo Wash
Blue is a fantastic color for a wide range of reasons, one being that it's incredibly versatile when it comes to influencing the atmosphere and mood of a room. Whether it's in an office or a dining area, indigo is a good pick for adding a cozy, but elevated tilt.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Go Matchy-Matchy With Accents
Though blue is often seen as a bright and bold color, it's not one to shy away from. As this bedroom shows, coordinating your bedding with artwork, lighting and other accents isn't overbearing. The end result can feel fresh, bright, and more invigorating than a neutral space.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Make Modern Moves With Indigo
Modern rooms aren't limited to the most muted colors of the rainbow. As this delightful kitchen proves, dark blues like indigo can be just as useful for getting across the mod message. The addition of matching accents and rugs makes it all the better, too.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Create a Grounded Bathroom
Light and airy is the name of the game in this minimal bathroom, but the dark indigo cabinets below make it feel grounded and cozy. Monochrome spaces (particularly white and lighter hues) can feel like they're lacking some kind of dimension, but a deep shade instantly diffuses that situation.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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Roll Out the Indigo Rug
Rugs are a perfect way to incorporate indigo. It adds style and dimension without the same permanence as paint or wallpaper. Because they're so easy to change out, you'll be able to create an entirely new feel to the room whenever you feel like it.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Envelop a Kitchen in Blue
Love indigo and other shades of blue? The kitchen is just as good a space as any for bringing in indigo and a variety of other blue colors. Whether it's through tiles, cabinet paint, appliances, hardware, or a mix of several things, it's a lovely palette to work into your prep, cooking, and cleaning areas.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Bring Indigo Into a Sitting Area
The best parts of many homes are their unique details. If you have a wall niche or a fun sitting area, it's a great candidate for infusing a little indigo blue. As this minimal area shows, the blue adds a splash of color without taking away from the space's serenity.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Incorporate Indigo Into Wallpaper
An indigo pattern (and matching wall to boot) can be the perfect way to bring this color into a bathroom. This is a particularly good shade for powder rooms and primary bathrooms that have darker fixtures or surfaces as this dark blue complements them nicely.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Add a Tiny Touch of Indigo
Decorating with indigo doesn't require you to paint the whole place in the blue shade (though that's totally fine, too). Instead, you can opt for the most subtle of touches as this room does, incorporating indigo in patterns on rugs, throw pillows, or through decorative objects.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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Try an Indigo Accent Wall
What better way to add depth and sleek flair to a room than through an indigo accent wall? This dining area was primarily white and beige, but the addition of a deeply saturated portion of the wall instantly infuses more style and an eye-catching statement.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Layer Shades of Blue and Indigo
The rug, ottoman-meets-coffee-table, and couch in this living area shows that your indigo and blue shades don't need to match perfectly to look fantastic when paired together. This color invigorates beige walls and the surprising pops of red make it all the cooler of a space.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Opt for Indigo Tile
It's hard to think of a better space for indigo tile than one that's surrounded with water, such as the shower. In this bathroom, rectangular shapes are modern but the shade and shiny finish feel playful and fresh.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Frame a Room With Indigo
Like the accent wall seen as earlier, indigo makes yet another case for why it belongs on your walls (at least one of them). Keep it plain, or follow in the footsteps of this space and create a chic pattern or a mural with indigo as the primary color. It'll frame a bed perfectly, or really any other furniture you place.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Use Indigo in an Unexpected Place
If you adore the look of a modern all-white kitchen, that's completely understandable. That being said, you might be looking for spots to add a splash of color. This kitchen is a great example: deep blue is tucked away beneath the waterfall countertop island. It's like a little surprise every time you see it.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Install Indigo Curtains
A good happy medium between paint or a tiny splash of indigo is through bigger items of furniture or textiles. The curtains here frame the window but also play off all of the well curated accents throughout the room, from the leopard-print accent chair to the round side table.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Select Indigo-Toned Furniture
Traditional dining rooms can incorporate modern touches for a room that blends the best of both. Indigo is a color that comfortable straddles both those design worlds. The rounded blue chairs on two sides of this table still feel cohesive with the seating at the heads of the table, but adds some visual interest.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Throw in Indigo Bedding Accents
Get cozy with indigo accent pillows and blankets in your bedding setup. To make this blue shade really pop, add a foot stool or ottoman (like this room has) to spread the color around the space even more.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Bring Indigo Into the Laundry Room
Laundry isn't fun, but completing the chore in a well-designed room makes it a little less painful. Indigo is a great choice of color for a room like this. It feels sharp and clean and makes it easy to work in a wall of fun textures and patterns, as this space shows.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Mix Unexpected Colors
Indigo is a pretty bright color in and of itself so you're probably not considering other bold tones when it comes to pairing secondary colors. You might want to think again. This contemporary living room makes the blue couches feel almost neutral thanks to the vivid pops of yellow throughout.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Paint an Indigo Blue Accent Strip
Accent walls don't need to be full paint jobs or intricate murals, you can get creative with proportions, too. Roughly 1/3 of this bedroom's walls is lacquered in a muted blue, which looks lovely against both the blue accents pillows and complementary orange sofa.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Make Indigo Tiles a Focus Point
As another bathroom proved already, indigo is a perfect color for tiling, but there are many ways you can go about it. This room is already outfitted with a statement pattern on the walls, but a deeper shade of indigo tile carves out the shower area and grabs the attention.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Create a Serene Sanctuary With Indigo
Blue can invigorate and elevate, but it can also provide a sense of calm. It's a popular choice for bathrooms and bedrooms for this reason, and indigo should be another shade that's considered in this realm. When paired with a slate blue and white, it feels especially serene.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Cover a Powder Room
The wallpaper in this bathroom leans teal but still has the depth of indigo. Anyone unsure of covering a full room in a deep blue will find that a power room is the perfect place to try it. It's small enough to serve as an experimental design choice, but you'll likely find it'll become one of your most stylish rooms in the house.