Titanium has a blueish tinge that makes its gray color feel cool and stoic. It has the look of freshly laid cement that makes it feel industrial and modern, with a hint of ageless charm.
How the color is made: To make Titanium mix very pale blue with very dark (almost black blue) to produce a color that looks surly and tough.
History: Historically, Titanium has been a color associated with progress and industrialization. It has a coolness to it that makes it well-suited to office interiors and business attire. It is a color that is linked to stoicism and starkness thanks to its simple color composition.
Color in Action
Titanium is used to color the military aircraft of many countries because it reduces their visual appearance in the sky and improves their stealth when undertaking covert missions. The Royal Navy has also been using Titanium to conceal its watercraft for centuries. Titanium’s muted grayish-blue color makes it an ideal color for camouflaging both air and sea craft.
Use Titanium in interior design to create a cold and austere feeling if you are wanting a minimalist aesthetic. Or incorporate Titanium elements into the room to create vignettes that are industrial and formal.
Colors that go with Titanium
Because Titanium is considered a neutral color it can match perfectly with most colors. To expand its coolness pair it with blues and to contrast its temperature match it with warm yellows, oranges, or gold.
Titanium Color Palettes and Schemes
Use Titanium in a shades of gray palette that takes advantage of its closeness to blue by incorporating colors like glaucous and slate into the color gradient.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
A polka dot pattern in Titanium and white will add a little bit of playfulness and whimsy to a color that can look severe when used on its own. A Titanium-colored herringbone wallpaper can add a classy feel to a space.