Electric Blue Palette

May 26, 2012

They say fashion trends fade but the good ones always come back. It is absolutely true for electric blue, aka cobalt blue.

All through the ages, this deep blue has been a very expressive color. At the beginning of time, for instance, cobalt mineral was used by the Egyptians, the Greeks and even by the Ancient Chinese to create glass, jewelry and decorative objects.

Even Vincent van Gogh once wrote to his brother: "Cobalt Blue is a divine colour and there is nothing so beautiful for putting atmosphere around things". It is also the case for Renoir who used this extraordinary pigmented blue to depict the latest women fashion in his paintings.

Starry night over the Rhone, Vincent van Gogh, 1888

La lecture du rôle, Renoir, 1874

It is no surprise that the enthusiasm for this vivid hue remains nowadays. In fact, you probably have noticed that cobalt blue is everywhere this season from flamboyant dresses, to dashing accessories and daring makeup. Even Jay-z and Beyoncé couldn't resist the electric blue frenzy and recently named their first child Blue Ivy.

Here are a few ideas on how to integrate this "divine colour" in your wardrobe this season:
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