Wedgwood Blue Returns

Poor Wedgwood blue. It fell in with the wrong crowd from the 1980s, and it’s still trying to distance itself from its own peach- and mauve-checkered past. Nevertheless with an upgraded palette and a modern sensibility, this much-maligned colour — which takes its title from the iconic 18th-century design firm that introduced it feels reborn.

Rich, Beautiful blue is a popular paint colour for 2012. And because Wedgwood is only a short jaunt away on the colour wheel, the timing is right for its celebrity to grow. Check out these gorgeous, brand new interpretations.

For Folks design

I could stare at this vignette daily. Deep Wedgwood feels really elegant and rich in this space, along with also the interplay between its warm and cool notes — thanks to its wood-frame chair and silvery dining table — supplies a stunning equilibrium.

Michael Robert Construction

A hint of texture provides new depth to a classic colour. Gray-blue grass-cloth walls in this entry sense dignified yet far from stuffy.

Soorikian Architecture

Painting porch ceilings blue to mimic the sky is a Southern heritage. For me, this one evokes those flawless summer days when the sky has the obvious, pure blue of a flame.

Busybee Design

Trendand trend, meet with. Yellow is another huge colour this season, and combining it with Wedgwood puts an updated twist on both colors.

Dijeau Poage Construction

Simply magnificent. Using its coffered ceilings, heavy millwork and white furnishings, this distance feels just like a real-life variant of the porcelain that gave Wedgwood gloomy its title.

Gast Architects

In a similar vein, white dishware appears doubly luminous against a dusty blue painted pantry. How good would it look in an otherwise white kitchen?

Michael Abrams Limited

Subtle walls give depth to this room that is living. They are so controlled that they read as impartial, nevertheless they infuse more personality than cream or beige would have done.

Fl├╝ff Decor & Designs

I’m crazy about this take on subway tile. Choosing blue instead of white and piling it in a grid instead of staggering it make to get a contemporary, unexpected approach.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

Is that a Wedgwood-blue accent wall I find in this chic, modern space? Yep. I also adore the dash of orange on the couch, which matches the blue absolutely and jolts the room to life.

Carla Aston | Interior Designer

Blue is layered to lovely effect in this streamlined kitchen. The pale color on the walls helps you to reinforce the stronger one on the cabinetry, together with the backsplash tile strip linking the two together.


Bright turquoise seats and accents actually rev up a Wedgwood-blue room. They pull the blue notes and tone down the gray ones in the wall color, giving the room a totally mod twist.

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