Bring in the Blues
Moody Hues to Design With
Ocean waves, cloudless skies, peaceful pools – blue is the bellwether of summertime months and evokes ideas of vacations, relaxation and warmth, while still giving a nod to its cool appearance.
Here are some of the materials that we think capture those shimmering “seaside meets soothing swim” moments of summer and offer designers options to bring blue into whatever mood they are trying to capture in their spaces.
GEOS Marina: vibrant blue glass against a neutral backdrop, this recycled glass countertop is great for adding the depth of the sea to your surfacing.
Durat Baltic Sea: medium blue and small clear speckles make up the pattern of this recycled solid surface designed in Finland. A portion of the sales from this specially crafted color go to cleaning up the Baltic Sea through Durat’s partnership with the John Nurminen Foundation. Make more than a design impact with a durable unique material taking real action for our seas.
Blue Cornflower by Organoid (Kornbluama Blau): bright blue cornflower petals adorn this durable wallcovering that brings the raw beauty of nature inside. Cover an entire wall, create a stand out panel or add accents to furniture with this all natural, easy to apply material.
Gilasi Sapphire: a variety of blue glass fragments complement a visually textured background in this recycled glass based countertop material made in Chicago. Gilasi sources this glass from industrial waste streams in and around the Chicago area.
Expanko XCR5 Blueberry: this brand new color in the resilient flooring space shows how rubber and cork can be combined to reap the benefits of both. High performance meets brilliant hues in this new line from Expanko.
PaperStone Azure: recycled paper and resin make up this smoky blue panel that can be used for countertops, furniture, cladding and more. Relaxing to look at and warm to the touch, Azure is perfect for adding a subtle touch of color to modern spaces.