COBALT BLUE

IT’S RED HOT

NZ House & Garden - - FRONT PAGE -

“It’s loud, proud and de­signed to catch your at­ten­tion,” says Du­lux colour ex­pert Dav­ina Harper. Cobalt is elec­tric, slightly lighter than navy and has a deeper punch than sky blue. “It’s such a vi­brant colour, a lit­tle can go a long way.” Use it as an ac­cent colour, with cush­ions, throws and vases (see how

The Block NZ judge Jason Bonham uses cobalt on our cover). If you’re up for it, con­sider a fea­ture wall. Cobalt shouldn’t be re­served for the bold and eclec­tic, Dav­ina says – when teamed with a very dark navy and crisp white, it cre­ates a fresh, coastal feel. If you want a more dar­ing look, pair it with mus­tard yel­low or warm pink and wine red. 1 Room painted in Du­lux ‘Cu­ti­cle Pink’, ‘Waimakariri River’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Car­men’, pho­tographed by Lisa Co­hen, styled by Bree Leech. 2 Tom Dixon Lid Curve Top mar­ble and glass con­tainer $180 from ECC, ecc.co.nz. 3 FL/Y Lamp $550 from Back­house, back­housenz.com. 4 Mo­mento Nordic round bowl $44.99 from Stevens, stevens.co.nz. 5 BD Barcelona lounger POA from Matisse, matisse.co.nz. 6 Bel­grave ves­sel $19.95 from Free­dom, free­dom­fur­ni­ture.co.nz. 7 North dish $70 from BoCon­cept, bocon­cept.com. 8 Stu­dio Mule YES wall hook in blue $40 from Alex Ful­ton De­sign Store, afd­store.co.nz. 9 B&B Italia Bay sofa POA from Matisse.

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