Monday, July 18, 2011

Colour Palette No. 2 - Peacock Blue

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I don't think there is any other way to describe this lustrous blue green color then "pretty as a peacock". Some old wives' tales say the peacock feather is bad luck, some say it is good luck. World religions view the peacock feather in different manners as well.

According to Wikipedia theater folklore states that peacock feathers should never be brought on stage, either as a costume element, prop, or part of a set piece. Many veteran actors and directors tell stories of sets collapsing and other events during performances with peacock feathers.

I say the majesty of nature in this plummage declares it a color palette to be enjoyed.

It is said that blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. Green is the most restful color for the human eye. Green suggests stability and endurance. So the combination of these two hues to create the peacock blue shade can't be anything less than spectacular!

Benjamin Moore 2057-20 Galapagos Turquoise

Ralph Lauren Baltic Blue

Sherwin Williams SW0064 Blue Peacock

 Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria, New York pairs peacock blue with a striking caramel color. While the Massimo Restaurant at the Corinthia Hotel, London mixes it with stunning green and chocolate brown shades. Lunch anyone?

Peacock Alley - Waldorf Astoria, New York

Massimo Restaurant - Cortinthia Hotel, London

I especially love the peacock color on an accent chair or painted accent wall.

Image and Content Sources:  Antony Hall, Belle Maison, CRLaine, Kishani Perera, Hickory Chair, Miles Redd, Decor Pad, Nicolas-Haslam, Elle Decor, Vicente Wolf, Color Wheel Pro

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