This gorgeous pair of Peacock Blue wedding shoes donned by my friend, Audrey Kidd, is the inspiration for this Color Therapy post. Peacock Blue is one of those old-school colors that make you think of grand hotels and beautifully appointed dining cars. It’s beautifully elegant covering the walls of libraries, butler’s pantries, and other spaces where intimacy and a little intensity seem appropriate. I think it’d be fabulous on a ceiling of a dining room.
I love the drama of this magazine room. They served up lots of peacock blue, heavy doses of white to lighten it up, and black accents to make it dramatic. Love that zebra rug – it adds some levity to a formal room.
Some good complimentary colors would be burnt orange, tobacco brown, avocado or limey green, or another shade of blue, such as turquoise or slate. This shade of blue doesn’t have to be intense — when paired with a lighter color, it takes its cues from the coast and becomes more tranquil and casual. Fabrics could be in silk and velvet for formal spaces, batik or embroidered fabrics in more open, lighthearted rooms.
How about a peacock blue sofa? I love the avocado green pillows with it. It looks regal, but with a fun and casual twist.
Here’s one I’d love to have! What a statement this would make in a room with chocolate brown and fuschia.
Liven up an existing space with this 60″ round peacock-inspired rug from Urban Outfitters – it’s only $48.
Or add a dash of this beautiful color in your living room with this gorgeous Marine Blue Ceramic Lamp (#23195) from K&T Lamps in Green Hills (Nashville). It’s $145, and I’d switch out the lamp shade to something more drum- or barrel-shaped. If you go to K&T, tell them I sent you 🙂