Powder Blue can have a mythical effect and artists used it to create a dream-like feel in their portraits. Take, for instance, the depiction of Jonah and the Whale done by Michaelangelo where the whale was painted almost entirely in Powder Blue and slight variations of its hue.
How the color is made: To make Powder Blue blend White with Moderate Cyan and the result will be an ethereal cool color that looks like fluffy clouds.
History: Powder Blue was typically used by artists to depict heavenly beings or supernatural occurrences. Angels were often painted with robes that had hints of Powder Blue in their straddling White shimmer.
Color in Action
Lupita Nyong'o’s iconic Powder Blue Prada dress for the 2014 Oscars stole the show when she won the award for best supporting actress. The soft angelic feel of the dress was emphasized by the fabric choice and her gorgeous skin tone.
Use Powder Blue and Gold in interior design to create a majestic Grecian look that Helen of troy will envy. Powder Blue works well in most designs because of its soft and cold feel.
Colors that go with Powder Blue
Match Powder Blue with a soft Peachy Red that will complement the frigid tone and bring out the powdery delicacy of Powder Blue.
Powder Blue Color Palettes and Schemes
Color palettes that work well with Powder Blue are Slightly Desaturated Cyan and Moderate Cyan which will produce a pleasant monochromatic palette that feels like a freshly iced cupcake.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
Wallpapers that have polka dots patterns in Powder Blue and Cream have a distinctly 1950s feel that is classic and comforting. Harlequin patterns in Powder Blue and Moderate Cyan create a sporty feel that is also feminine. A chintz pattern in Powder Blue, Cream White, Moderate Red, and accents of Gold will create a look that feels like your grandmother’s guest room.