Indigo is a deep dark midnight violet-blue also referred to as azure, cobalt, marine blue, navy, royal blue and deep shades of sapphire. Indigo blue is a mystic and tranquil color evoking a sense of infinite space. The color indigo blue symbolizes the sixth chakra also known as the third eye or brow chakra. Located on the forehead at the point between the eyebrows this chakra represents intuition.
Intense deep blue hues are seen in cobalt blue glass bottles, Delft tiles, willow pattern porcelain and Wedgwood Jasperware. Textiles are often depicted in varying hues of indigo blue such as toile de jouy, denim, silk, indigo dyed linen, and cotton. Colors that pair well with indigo blue are teal, aqua, green, pink, chartreuse and violet. Look to nature to see inspiration in a flowering delphinium or if you are extremely fortunate in the fancy feathers of an indigo bunting bird.