The Psychology of Blue

Neptune’s spring range (which will be launching in March) has us falling for flax blue. It’s the colour of flax petals (the plant from which linen’s grown) that inspired the store’s shade of the season, and it’s the perfect colour for injecting a new freshness into the home.

Blooming at the end of June, the petals turn the flax fields a hazy sea of blue, though the flowers only last a single day. Taking that blue tone, Neptune have added grey to make it more muted, give it more depth, and make it even easier to use.

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The Psychology

Light blue is the colour most commonly linked to creativity and serenity. Hailing back to nature, with associations to the sky and the ocean, the shade is versatile and unique, proving perfect in any room. For kitchens and living spaces, Flax Blue will emphasise the room’s capability for relaxation and recreation. Looking to the bedroom, this hue will create a peaceful space to settle down and snuggle into of an evening. Using blue in your home, be it through paint, fabric or decoration, will instill a sense of calm and nurture an imaginative environment.

Keats Pendant £94, Suffolk 5ft Glazed Dresser £2,930, Suffolk Dining Table £845, Wadley Chair painted in Flax Blue £270. All from Neptune.

Keats Pendant £94, Suffolk 5ft Glazed Dresser £2,930, Suffolk Dining Table £845, Wadley Chair painted in Flax Blue £270. All from Neptune.

Perfect Pairings

Every colour palette benefits from a bit of contrast – it’s what makes each shade look its very best. That’s why Flax Blue’s perfect pairings are abundant in choice and showcase earthy, calm tones.

Olivia Sofa bed, in Hugo Pale Oat from £2,670, Camilla Scatter Cushion, Mabel Flax Blue & Harry Flax Blue £93. All from Neptune.

Olivia Sofa bed, in Hugo Pale Oat from £2,670, Camilla Scatter Cushion, Mabel Flax Blue & Harry Flax Blue £93. All from Neptune.

“For spring 2019, Flax Blue is joined by Denim – a blue that’s similar tone just a few shades darker – and York Rose, a light neutral, in our Chloe linen; and by Rust, a deep, rich rust found on both plain and striped fabrics. Not forgetting our bright (but not brilliant) paint shade, Salt - it’s the clean and crisp to Flax Blue’s soft and subtle.

However you wish to incorporate Flax Blue at home, look to combine it with one of our contrasting, neutral shades to prepare your space for the warmer months to come”. Neptune.