It’s no secret that navy is one of my
Currently Coveting, Cobalt Blue
Cobalt blue feels like navy’s sassy, cooler, sister color. It’s the bold punch of color that this season yearns for. It’s a more pigmented true blue color that is lighter than navy.
Colors that Pair With Cobalt Blue
When thinking about how to style this bright blue hue, here are a few colors that you can pair with cobalt blue when putting outfits together.
Cobalt With Neutrals
To start, you can try pairing cobalt with neutral colors to keep things simple. The contrast of camel and tan with cobalt still feels like it’s interesting, but not super out there over the top with color. You can pair cobalt blue with whites and creams too.
Cobalt Blue With Warm Colors
Pair your cobalt blue with bright warm pigmented colors. Think reds, pinks and oranges. This combination really feels fun and playful with color. Try a cobalt blue trousers with a pink blouse for a color-blocked look.
Monochromatic Cobalt Blue
When in doubt, always go monochromatic with a color. It’s so easy to do by picking similar hues of blue. You can style your cobalt blue trousers with a baby blue sweater, blue denim, or even darker navy. Playing within the shade of blue is how you can go monochromatic and keep things interesting.
Play with texture and fabrics when wearing all the same color to keep the outfit more interesting to the eye and not so flat. Pairing wool with silk, or knits with denim and so on.
When Can You Wear Cobalt Blue?
Cobalt blue works for any season! It just depends on the fabric that you’re wearing. As you can see in this post, the cobalt blue wool coat is perfect for winter. Even paired with white denim which, yes, you can 100% wear white denim in the winter.
And for spring and summer, you can really have some fun with color. But don’t be shy in wearing orange and cobalt blue together in the fall and winter months too. Just swap for knits and other fall and winter fabrics so it feels seasonally appropriate.
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