When you think of summer, what colour comes to mind? Yellow for the sunny days? Hot pink or poppy red to signify fun times and juicy fruits? Due to the intense humidity and warm sticky days, I find myself being drawn to cool tropical blues.
Just the other day, while Min and I were browsing through Pantone's website for some colour inspiration, we were immediately attracted to the colour swatch of Blue Radiance. Something about it reminds us of the chill temperatures of swimming pools, the summery charm of the turquoise stone, and suspicious-looking but deliciously-tasting icy blue cocktails. Ahhh, all we wanted to do right there and then was to leap into a lagoon to cool down!
With temperatures soaring and us feeling like defeated slugs on a hot day, I turned to the glorious internet for some sparkling blue relief. Here are my curated picks for the best blues of the day.
1 // Curious Creatures Amazonite Bar Earstuds
The co-founders are dear friends of ours and we can’t stop wearing their delicate jewellery! Friendship aside, we adore the aesthetics of Curious Creatures and this bar earstuds are a simple but fun every day accessory.
2 // Moxi Leather Roller Skates
Ain’t it adorable? Throwback to yesteryears in this outrageously pretty pair of roller skates. Nothing says summer like an ice cream cone in hand while you skate around with your pals!
3 // Anthropologie Cactus Spirit Wallpaper
This wallpaper would look darling in a sitting room or as a feature wall in the kitchen. Spirits will be lifted at the sight of the white and blue tones along with the beautiful cacti illustration.
4 // honey&gazelle Beach Life iPhone Case
We designed this pattern with a pristine beach and an endless ocean in mind. Kaftans, cocktails, and this iPhone case will go hand-in-hand for a stylish day out.
5 // CiaraJCREATIONS Trinket Tray
Made from polymer clay, this marbled ring dish would look amazing and bring cool beach vibes to your entryway or bedside table. It is the perfect size for catching all your daily rings and accessories!
6 // Genuine People Blue Sky Sleeveless Cropped Knit Top
Yes, I know this blue lacks a punch of green for it to be similar to Pantone’s Blue Radiance colour but the shade’s dustiness caught my eye and calmed my heart. This cropped knit top is so versatile; pair it with a floral and flared midi-length skirt for an afternoon high tea party or with boyfriend jeans and sneakers for a casual weekend look.
7 // Barbarian Navy Like A Mermaid Pillow Sham
Inspire dreams of deep diving and swimming with the dolphins with this pillow sham that is exuding so much bohemian beach vibes. I loved seeing the artist’s brushstrokes on this intricate piece of artwork!
8 // Richer Poorer Latitude Sock
The minimalistic and often monochrome grid pattern takes on a fun and whimsical turn with this gorgeous shade of blue. It is unexpected and utterly chic!
Anything caught your eye?
(All images taken from the product sources. Links provided in the description.)
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