Thursday, 15 December 2011

Crazy for Cobalt

There are a lot of popular colors making an appearance this season but none are quite so bold or vibrant as Cobalt Blue. The vibrancy of cobalt blue is undeniably captivating, but that same intensity is the main reason most people shy away from wearing it. It’s a flattering shade on every skin tone and hair colour... 

So ... What is Cobalt?

Cobalt blue (sometimes referred to as Mediterranean blue) is a jewel coloured blue hue. It is named after the chemical element of the same name which was predominantly used as a pigment since ancient times.

How to Wear it:
Wear your Cobalt with black or navy for a nice pop of color or for the more daring, mix it up with other bright colours like yellows and oranges or go with neutrals. If you’re not convinced to wear Cobalt as a dress or even a shirt; try mixing in a pair of Cobalt pumps, an accessory or a handbag, and before you know it: You'll be as Crazy for Cobalt as I am.

The Cobalt Dress is a Must-Have item:.
Cobalt Kaftan from Forever New
Rihanna in a Zac Posen knee-length prom dress 
Blake Lively in a Michael Kors Dress
Jeniffer Hudson in Alexander McQueen
Cobalt Blouse

Cobalt Trousers Mixed with Black and White and Neutrals:

Fall 2011 Trends (for the Northern Hemisphere)
Mix Cobalt with Yellow for a Pop of Colour
Badgley Mischka Swimwear

Make-up & Nails
mac Eyeshadow blue cobalt
Cobalt Eyes & Orange Lips
However, the Cobalt fashion trend is not just limited to women – many designers have created pieces so that the guys too can get in on the act too.

The images below are a great example of how Men can integrate Cobalt into their wardrobes. If you are in a corporate environment you are usually wearing dark blue, grey or black; why not add a splash of colour by wearing a cobalt coloured coat or blazer?

Cobalt Trousers
Cobalt Sneakers from Creative Recreation
So do you have the 'Blues'? (Or maybe the 'Cobalts'?) ...
 If not, best you go out and get some.


  1. where do i get any of the ladies shoes, i love them

    1. Thanks for the comment anschenw!

      ● The Art Deco Suede Cobalt Shoe with the White/Silver Trim is Vintage
      ● The Picture with the 6 cobalt Shoes: Those are mainly from Macy's (

      Hope that helps