Indigo is a noble colour that we associate mostly with palace interiors and works of great impressionists painters. The colour owes its name to a graceful species of plant called true indigo which was one of the original sources of indigo dye. Nowadays most dye is synthetic, but indigo has never lost any of its uniqueness.

The colour is the result of the harmonious mixture of blue and purple. Its shades circulate around navy blue, though with a touch of white or even with lilac colour shining through. Indigo, as a “brother” of blue colour belongs to the cold colour palette. However, there is something sweet about this colour, something that stops us from treating it in the same way as other cold colours. Experts researching the influence of colours on human psyche claim that indigo is the colour of happiness, carelessness and calm. According to chromotherapists, we should surround ourselves with indigo as much as possible. A good idea of using this colour in our home would be to decorate our bedroom in it. Indeed, we are entitled to some peace and relax in our own bedrooms, aren’t we?


A brave and at the same time quite fashionable arrangement is to use this colour as much as possible. This noble blue dye will successfully blend into the interior of our bedroom. It is not overly stimulating or distracting, so we can safely dose it in the room. Of course, indigo is quite dark, thus, if we have a small bedroom we can make it optically even smaller. However as far as bedrooms go, it is not a very uncomfortable option. Indigo may appear on our walls, whether as a splash of colour or delicate patterns on wall murals. It looks original and, contrary to what we may think, it sweetens the design. The perfect combination is indigo plus white. This duo guarantees that we can feel like on Greek holidays in our own bedroom. The whole design will look fresh and crisp, creating an ideal spot for relaxation. Deciding to have walls in indigo, we may go for white decorations and fabrics, for example linen curtains, bedding and pillows. The effect of the colour will be amplified by some candles placed on a table. Their delicate, warm glow will perfectly boost indigo colour.

Except for the company of white, indigo looks nice paired with black (although such combination will surely damp down the room, making it darker and optically smaller) and goes well with stronger colours too, for example pink, red or gold.

The design of our bedroom should be, first of all, functional. Let us make sure to use as few as possible dynamic decorations and patterns. It would be better if they adorn only one element of space (e.g. a wall or pillows). In bigger numbers they could distract us, making our rest impossible.


A lamp in indigo emanates colourful but discreet light in the bedroom. It is good to have it in this room, because such delicate light would not stimulate us too much. If we do not want to have indigo on our walls or other big surfaces (carpets or furniture), we should buy bed linens or blankets in this royal colour. Let us also put fresh blue flowers in a vase and a family photo in a stylish frame on a shelf.

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