Alice Blue is a pale blue that looks like misty skies and vapor that rises from crashing waterfalls. Mia Wasikowska made Alice Blue popular again with her portrayal of Alice in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” movie in 2010 when she wore an Alice Blue pinafore.
How the color is made: To make Alice Blue mix white with very pale blue, this will result in an icy blue that feels cool and calm.
History: Alice Blue has been traditionally associated with detachment and sometimes depression. Famous artists like Picasso used Alive Blue to depict sadness and melancholy. Picasso even had a blue period when several of his artworks were tinged with the apathetic hue of Alice Blue.
Color in Action
Alice Blue doesn’t always have to be a sad color, in fact, it can be used with other powdery colors like pink and light lime green to create a feeling of gaiety and freedom. Alice Blue’s airiness and fluidity make it well-suited to be used in fashion design where flowy and reflective fabrics like satin silk, chiffon, and organza are used to create an ethereal feel.
Use Alice Blue in a dark room to lighten the space and then pair it with some gold and yellow to liven up the look. Alice Blue works well in bedrooms to create a sense of calm and relaxation, but take care not to overdo the blue hues as this can start to feel depressing.
Colors that go with Alice Blue
Match Alice Blue with lime green and pastel pink for a triadic color scheme that feels summery and fresh.
Alice Blue Color Palettes and Schemes
Pair Alice Blue with very pale yellow and very pale pink for a delicate color palette that is reminiscent of sugar-glazed cookies and candied flowers.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
A wallpaper design that has Alice Blue, cream, and carmine stripes will add a charming look to a room. A plaid pattern in Alice Blue, navy blue, and white will feel trendy and fresh.