I discovered it during a search for the La Fiorentina fabric by Lee Jofa in the wine/magenta colorway - which is by far one of my favorite fabrics ever.
Anyway, I digress. The original picture pairs the magenta pillows and neutrals with a bold blue wall.
"Honey, what would you call this color?" I ask the boyfriend one night.
"No, that would be lighter I think. Electric blue?"
This went on for
Today I decided to try and find out the real name for the color. During my google searches, I luckily stumbled upon a site called Name That Color. Designed by a guy who admits full ignorance to knowing what lavender, mauve, or indigo look like - you can drag a color wheel and find out a name for that elusive color. You can also use the drop down menu to search through the alphabetical list of colors. That was how I found a match.
Just for fun I also tried to match the color at BenjaminMoore.com and came up with Laguna Blue. It's always hard to tell for sure from a computer screen, but it looks pretty darn close.
Since I can't paint the walls of our rental, the goal is to find a fabric I like in this color - either for a headboard or curtains for the master. I'm considering this:
Or maybe I'll let my job interview this morning be the deciding factor. Get the job - buy the fabric. Then we can rename it "Kai's Not So Freaking Poor and Can Actually Buy Stuff for the House Instead of Just Talk About It Blue." Rolls off the tongue.