You know the days where the sun can’t quite break through the haze or clouds? This happens on early summer mornings here in the Midwest. And you know the sun is up there and there’s a lot of promise because later in the day, the sun will win and rays will shine through. A bunch of dusty blue images on Pinterest the other day reminded me of this.
Just like the first time there’s a certain crisp smell in the air, you know fall is here – despite whatever day it is on the calendar – when this blue shows up in the sky holding the sun and its heat behind it, you know summer is here. It’s like the sky is trying to ease you in to the coming heat, giving you a cool blue warning that it can’t hold hot weather back much longer. It’s neat how colors can bring up memories and emotions …
Via Luli Sanchez:
An N’dop ceremonial hanging from Cameroon with woven cotton and stitch resist indigo-dyed. Circa early 20th century. Via Joss Graham:
From Botto, a print for Fabindia:
Here’s a very moody paisley by Ralph Lauren Home:
This kind of blue feels dusty and dusky.
Like this gorgeous detailed ikat at Lacefield Designs:
Here’s a Fortuny fabric, from The Met:
Here’s my beloved Schumacher Katsugi, in a blue colorway:
A vintage bandana with Native American motifs:
This is a tie dye tapestry from Urban Outfitters:
This sari cushion from Aura by Tracie Ellis has the moody blues:
Sanderson’s Pagoda River pattern has the blues:
And finally, this is like a grand finale of moody blue color and patterns, via Cloth & Goods:
In addition to blues that evoke a certain mood, this has been a journey through a lot of different patterns, huh?