If you've had a chance to read your July/August 2015 Copy of House Beautiful yet, then you know ultramarine blue is in. In 2014- Robins Egg Blue was in, and so far this year Aqua Blues have stolen the spotlight, However House Beautiful's most recent Color Crush article suggests, "You can't resist ultramarine!"
Vermeer. Girl With a Pearl Earring. 1665. Netherlands.
Ultramarine is a color with a rich history. During the Renaissance, ultramarine pigment (the hue base for dyes and paints) was a luxury item. Artists used the vibrant color sparingly - for the most special of paintings. How can you argue with design history like that?
House Beautiful suggests many ways to incorporate ultramarine blue details into any room in your home. You could add a pop of color with an ultramarine end table in a sitting area, or a luxuriously plush throw in your bedroom. You could even be so bold as to cover your entire sofa with a deep blue vibrant fabric. However, here at Mayer Lighting Showroom, we suggest refreshing your look by splurging on this gorgeous lamp by Visual Comfort & Co. And you can feel like a genius yourself by tapping into the design genius of Renaissance masters.