This is Why Petrol Blue is the Interior Colour Trend to Try Now
Deep, cool and calming, petrol blue is the colour of the moment
Then there’s this beguiling shade of gritty blue called petrol blue.
Petrol blue is just one name that’s being used to describe this trending new paint colour. Pantone calls it Enamel Blue; others just refer to it as bluish green, aqua, cyan or turquoise.
“Petrol blue is a unique tone that is more like teal, which many of my clients identify with. I think it is wonderful paired with grey and rose gold or paired with wood tones and a bright red accent colour.”
Image: Louis Porfirios for Styledbypt
The most common way I’m seeing petrol blue being used is as a wall colour. It might sound a little extreme to those of us used to white or grey walls but as you can from this image, the rich shade looks fantastic when taken all the way up a wall, and plants, wood furniture and brass light fittings and fixtures really pop when set against it.
When you start painting, you will need to make the first coat as thick as possible – use the best quality paint brushes you can afford. You will also find that you will need to do at least three coats, and sometimes four coats, to get the best possible result.
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If you really can’t bring yourself to do your entire room in petrol blue, think about using it on a feature wall, as an accent colour in a neutral palette, or in a powder room or small bathroom.
“Use it on an accent wall, or try it on a sofa; that would be a good way to trial the colour in your home.”
Tip: If using petrol blue as an accent colour to highlight an architectural feature, consider an enamel paint version to add gloss and sheen.
It looks fantastic in a bathroom with white fixtures and a touch of wood for a more natural feel.
This apartment has just a few touches of colour to create a calm oasis, while not detracting from the simple minimalist aesthetic.
One of the great things about petrol blue is that it looks great with other shades of blue and green. In this example, touches of bright blue have been combined with white and the feature wall to add depth and texture.
This indoor-outdoor space has been refreshed with touches of petrol blue and turquoise via the statement furniture. The colour echoes the water feature outside, bringing the calming nature of water in beautifully.
Let us know what you think about adding petrol blue to your home or share a photo in the comments below if you already use it. And don’t forget to save your favourite images, bookmark the story, and join in the conversation.