The color indigo is a timeless trend that can be seen in homes everywhere and on just about any surface. This indigo blue trend will never get old - we’ve been seeing it since denim jeans came out and it’s just as popular now as it was then. And even before that, indigo dye was a sought after luxury color along Old World trading routes. You know what else looks AMAZING on just about any surface? That’s right – stencil decor! You can decorate your home with gorgeous indigo blues and global chic stencil patterns to mimic the traditional indigo dyed fabric. Indigo blue stencil designs are great to either dress up or down your home decor, and are so easy to combine with different interior styles. Let’s check out these 8 ideas using the trendy indigo blue hue and exotic stencil designs:
Designer Trish Johnston wanted to incorporate a large-scale graphic pattern on a dramatic accent wall with serious indigo color flair. What makes this bedroom even more fun is that she blended the Mediterranean pattern of our Lisboa Tile Stencil, contemporary décor, and rich indigo blues. Do you love it as much as we do? The room was photographed by Michael Graydon.
Considered tried and true colors in home decor, shades of blue are always popular. Everyone is loving indigo - a bold, bright blue color that has been a timeless design staple in home decor for generations. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create custom wall art that you can paint, stencil, and arrange as you please using our Mini Craft Stencils and Wall Art Wood Shapes. Read the full DIY tutorial here: Create Indigo Wall Art with Craft Stencils & Wall Art Wood Shapes.
Talk about tribal vibe! This decoupage table makeover features a custom printed and painted indigo batik patterned papers. We used a variety of our global chic Mini Craft Stencils on each of the papers – it sure does give the piece a unique mixed and matched patchwork style that looks different at any angle you look at it!
Want to enhance your closet? Stencil your clothing! My Patch of Blue Sky used the Lisboa Tile Stencil and Jacquard Discharge Paste to add a little drama to her faded denim jacket. That’s a brilliant idea for giving your clothes new life with a breath of fresh pattern! Plus, this stencil project makes your clothing different from everybody else’s. Everybody’s got denim, but they’ll be dying to know where you bought yours – little do they know that you saved money and stenciled it yourself! Read the full DIY tutorial here: Stencil and Revive an Old Denim Jacket with Discharge Paste.
Finding Silver Pennies finds the colors indigo blue and white to be crisp and clean but also very elegant. She loves this color combination – it reminds her of her favorite pair of jeans, Bristol Blue glass, English china, and the ocean. This color combo along would be perfect at the dinner table where her family gathers for a relaxed yet stylish meal. Read the full DIY tutorial using our Bombay Paisley Stencil, Sari Border Stencils, and Pure White Chalk Paint® here: Inspired by Indigo – Stencil a Sumptuous Table Setting.
Our Shibori Japanese Wall Stencil beautifully decorates your stenciled space with Asian patterns that have a geometric feel. The dotted pattern will give your walls the look of traditional Shibori (Japanese tie-dye fabric) patterns. We have stenciled this accent wall in the dining room with gorgeous indigo blue and metallic silver, but you can also stencil this pattern on floors and ceilings for a traditional design on an unexpected surface.
Our Shibori pattern also comes in a smaller scale Shibori Japanese Furniture Stencil. You can paint smaller projects such as dressers and cabinets with the same traditional Asian fabric pattern. The painted dresser shown above is a great example showing how paint techniques and pattern can mimic the look of textiles. The indigo blue color looks distressed, with some areas looked more faded than others. The drawers look like they are covered in fabric, but will last a lot longer because they are stenciled.
Nesting tables are a great “go to” decorating item for any home, especially for a small living space. While entertaining, you can simply spread the tables to get more usable surface area and later push them together to make more room. As much as Finding Silver Pennies loved her nesting tables, they desperately needed a little bit of personality. She decided to give them a fresh new look with our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil in Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. The beautiful boho chic inlay-like look of this pattern would be a perfect addition to any home, including yours! Check out the full DIY furniture stencil tutorial here.
Feeling yourself catch the indigo craze? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. To get you started, make sure to browse all of our stencils to find your favorite pattern and blue and white Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. We’d love to see how your DIY stencil projects turn out! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio