Fashion insiders are calling Ocean Blue the color of the year for 2022 and 2023, with designers like Christian Siriano, Dion Lee, and Christopher John Rogers bringing this glorious color to the runways and retail stores.
How the color is made: To make Ocean Blue mix Pure Blue with Black to create a color that inspires awe like the ocean's depths.
History: The dying techniques for achieving Ocean Blue were only discovered around 2000 B.C. by the Egyptians so it is considered one of the newest colors. Nevertheless, Ocean Blue is revered as a royal and rare color.
Color in Action
Ocean Blue is often seen as surfer-wear and beachy t-shirts and can be used with resistance dye methods to create designs that mimic the ocean waves and ripple. Recently, Victoria's Secret incorporated Ocean Blue into its lingerie designs with a particularly gorgeous bustier camisole.
A living room with Ocean Blue as its primary or accent color can feel regal and distinguished because it has the same effect as Navy Blue but with an interesting twist. Ocean Blue feels calming when used in interior design and balances well with wood flooring and leather furniture.
Colors that go with Ocean Blue
Match Ocen Blue with colors that have a warm Brown tone to bring harmonious vibes to the room. For a split-complementary color scheme that feels luxurious try Dark Red, Olive Yellow, and Ocean Blue because these three colors each have the intensity to bring unity to a design.
Ocean Blue Color Palettes and Schemes
Ocean Blue has a fantastic deep tone and will create a calm mood when combined with color palettes that include other Blue shades like Very Dark Blue and Strong Blue.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
Wallpapers with Ocean Blue and Light Vanilla stripes can liven up a room, and Moroccan lattice patterns with Ocean Blue and White will feel invigorating.