Who can forget Penelope Cruz’s Steel Blue organza and chiffon dress from the 2012 Oscars? The perfectly draped off-the-shoulder looked not only emphasized her gorgeous figure but also complement her olive-toned skin and dark hair wonderfully. Steel Blue’s naturally cool tine makes it a color that always looks amazing on any person who has a warm yellow undertone because it softens the complexion.
How the color is made: To make Steel Blue blend very light cyan with very dark blue.
History: Historically, Steel Blue has been associated with masculinity, contemplation, and industriousness. It is a color that evokes a sense of trust and loyalty, while also creating a feeling of inventiveness and genius.
Color in Action
Fashion houses like Dolce Gabbana and Louis Vuitton have been creating couture designs using Steel Blue to display their fashion prowess for many seasons. They even have colognes with Steel Blue branding and package design to capture the subtle cool blue and its glacial effect.
Steel Blue has a cold feel to it like the metal from which it receives its name. This makes it the ideal color for use in kitchen designs where the aim is to make the room feel cooler and calmer. Be cautious though, too much steel Blue in a design can make a space feel solemn and gloomy.
Colors that go with Steel Blue
Steel Blue matches well with warm bronzes and browns which can complement its coolness and balance the temperature with their warmer hues.
Steel Blue Color Palettes and Schemes
Steel blue, royal purple, heather, dirty white, bone, and greige can all be used to create a color palette that feels fresh and modern.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
Damask patterns in Steel Blue, black, and white will have a dramatic look, while ogee wallpapers in Steel Blue and yellow can feel fun and energetic.