Home Tones: Cornflower Blue

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Cornflowers are such a gorgeous colour. They’re a very particular blue – deep, vibrant and penetrating – an almost ‘glow in the dark’ hue. The most sought after and valuable shade of sapphires is the cornflower variety. The artist Johannes Vermeer frequently used the colour in his paintings – just think of the headscarf worn by the  Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Milkmaid‘s skirt. As with many of these intense pigments, cornflower blue is best used as a highlight or feature colour in interior décor. Use it in conjunction with bright white, other shades of blue or – as it’s found in nature – green.

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White kitchen with a cornflower blue feature wallcredit

Sitting room with cornflower blue rug and egg chaircredit

Cornflower blue painted bathroom shelvingcredit

Pair of large corflower blue upholstered sofas in a sitting roomcredit

White bathroom with cornflower blue feature wallcredit

Dining room with tulip chairs with cornflower blue seat padscredit