As the United Kingdom enters a new era with the coronation of its new King and Queen, blue has emerged as the colour of the moment. At Crown, we embrace colour, and understand the powerful impact that colour has had on society throughout history. When it comes to this culturally significant time in our nation’s life, we’re turning towards shades of blue to celebrate this very special occasion.
In the following article, we’ll outline the significance of blue in regards to the royal family, the powerful psychology behind the colour blue, and how you can best incorporate the hue into your home.
Blue and the royal connection
Blue has a rich historical association with the throne, and it’s even rumoured that the term ‘Royal Blue’ originated in the early 1800s when the hue was allegedly used in a dress competition for Queen Charlotte. Today, blue remains just as prominent within the royal sphere, and the new King and Queen are frequently seen donning the striking colour for a variety of high profile events.
The meaning of blue
Blue is often used today to help to promote feelings of relaxation, trust, and security. Blue is commonly found in nature, particularly in the sky and the water, and is often used to represent these elements. Darker shades of blue are associated with loyalty and responsibility, while lighter hues convey peace, calmness, and dependability. It’s therefore no surprise that this colour has been chosen to represent the nation throughout its Coronation festivities.
“Blue is definitely the colour of the moment as we crown our new monarch,” says Justyna Korczynska, Senior Designer at Crown Paints. “It comes in so many varying shades and is beautiful when used inside and outside the home. The colour possesses a unique power to transform any space, evoking a sense of tranquillity and depth. From soft pastel hues to deep, vibrant tones, blues inspire and enchant.”
Blue in the home
When it comes to incorporating blue into your home décor, your walls are a fantastic place to start. Our Crafted™ range is a celebration of the nation’s paint heritage and is available in 62 shades and three different finishes: Luxurious Flat Matt, Lustrous Metallic, and Suede Textured.
The Crafted™ range offers a variety of beautiful blues that will transform and revitalise any space. From soft, serene shades such as Watermark™, Blue Glaze™, Scrapbook™, and Curiosity™, to deeper, more saturated tones such as Abstract Art™, Printworks™, and Indulgence™, the blues within this collection will delight the eyes and create a look that wows.
Blue is a versatile colour that can be used in virtually any room in the home. Lighter shades of blue are perfect for small spaces, creating the illusion of more space by reflecting natural light. Soft shades of blue in hallways and entrances make the home look inviting and appealing to guests, with the colour’s calming properties feeling like a breath of fresh air as they step through the door.
Darker shades of blue create a luxurious backdrop for living rooms and dining rooms, particularly when paired with soft, velvety textures. Confident, navy blues are ideal for home offices, evoking authority and focus.
“Blue is such a familiar colour that it’s no surprise that we’ve been drawn to it throughout history,” remarks Justyna. “The shade has always been popular in homes and interiors, and with the new monarch favouring the colour, we only expect that this will increase.”
We’re excited to announce that we will be donating 10% of proceeds from our Crafted™ range to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to celebrate the coronation and honour the new King. Find out more here.
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