Mermaid-core is the latest micro-trend dominating the fashion runways, social media feeds, and award show stages and Petrol is one of its main colors. Petrol is a blue-green color that is darker than teal and has slightly more green pigment than ocean blue.
How the color is made: Petrol is made by combining strong cyan with black to create a blueish-green hue that has depth and shimmer.
History: Petrol has traditionally been associated with contemplation and harmony because of its blue and green combination. These two colors give Petrol the feeling of stability and success.
Color in Action
Designers like Oscar de la Renta have been using colors like Petrol in their collections for some time now, with laser cutout blazers and beaded cocktail dresses taking center stage. Petrol is often used alongside colors like black, green, and red when creating tropical designs that mimic the depth and intrigue of the jungle.
Use Petrol in a modern kitchen design to add some interest and style. Appliances in Petrol give the space some intrigue while also adding some dynamic focal points to the space. For a particularly dramatic effect paint the wall at the end of a passage a Petrol color and place a large gilded mirror on the wall.
Colors that go with Petrol
Petrol looks amazing with metallic bronze and dark red because these colors create a striking split-complementary color scheme that feels eccentric.
Petrol Color Palettes and Schemes
Very dark (almost black) cyan, Petrol, aquamarine, and strong cyan can be combined to create a monochromatic palette that feels oceanic and cool.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
Use Petrol and cream in an ogee pattern to create an interesting design. A harlequin design with Petrol, white, red, and gray will create a sporty feel in the design and can be used as wallpaper in an entrance area.