Color Crush: Cobalt Blue

i am a color nerd in every sense of the word. did not mean for that to rhyme. but it's the truth. i'm obsessed with my pantone books and i love discovering new ways to style different colors. right now, i'm crushing hard on cobalt blue.

a few months ago, my husband and I took a road trip up the Cali coast. we stopped off at hearst castle, which is this huge ass castle that a guy named hearst built for fun because he was rich and loved the views from the top of the hill (probably more to the story than that but that's pretty much all i remember from the tour). i guess i was too busy obsessing over the unbelievable floors in the indoor pool room (i do remember that those tiles are plated in 22 karat gold though). 

this is the indoor pool at the castle- more cobalt blue goodness. i really do love this color paired with gold.

totally love seeing designers continue to reinvent this color each season. here are some of my favorite places it's popping up lately:

top row: skirt by zimmerman / moto jacket by marc by marc jacobs

middle row: skirt by acne studios / dress by AV Robertson for ASOS

bottom row: dress by lovers & friends / booties by free people 

also love that this color can look AMAZING in interiors. some pinterest faves:

THIS COBALT TUB THO- via cotemaison

gorgeous gallery wall found on m{pression

TOTALLY love cobalt with black & white - via designsponge

amazing rustic vibes from vtwonen - i love that this color can be very sleek and modern or it can be very exotic, bohemian, and weathered. so good. 

what color are you crushing on right now?