Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On the Street….London Color Story, London

I’ve rarely seen such a pervasive and specific color story as this blue and gold combination that’s happening in London right now.

What is that exact shade of blue called?

There must be something in the air because I bought a cardigan in Seoul in that exact shade.


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  1. Luisa

    February 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Petrol, peacock blue, teal?

  2. daniii

    February 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I believe it's called "petrol blue" (or at least it's "azul petróleo" in spanish!)

  3. Susie

    February 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Teal? At least it is not a sea of grey to match the sky during LFW!

  4. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

    love the combination! xD

  5. Wonderland

    February 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

    maybe petroleum blue?

  6. Francesca

    February 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

    wow love this


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  7. Hina Madhumal

    February 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

    teal blue?

  8. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Wow, that is uncanny! Absolutely love photo No. 3!

  9. Kate

    February 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I would say it is teal blue.

  10. Anne Louise Kershaw

    February 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

    It's teal isn't it? A beautiful combination, I particularly like the ratio of the first image, very 1920's and bold. Lovely.

  11. Lee Oliveira

    February 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

    The blue on yellow of the busy London Streets. Great sights. I know that shade of blue but I can't think of it off the top of my head right now.


  12. Rebekah

    February 22, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I would call that "Midnight Blue" and it was always my very favorite crayon in the box! Love it with that mustard color!

  13. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Tasty colors!!

  14. Michelle York

    February 22, 2011 at 9:22 am


  15. kathy peck

    February 22, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I would call it "peacock blue" . It's a shade of I go in and out of liking, but from these photos, I'd say I'm in again.

  16. Faith

    February 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I think I'd call that teal.

  17. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

    The colour is called petrol.

  18. Inside my head and wardrobe

    February 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

    i love that coat its amazing !


  19. Reddy

    February 22, 2011 at 9:23 am


  20. Faith

    February 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I think I'd call that teal.

  21. Math Elh

    February 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    it's a teal shade, biggest trend in 2011, it was at all the shows in the fall.

  22. Adele

    February 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    i would think teal (:

  23. Luna

    February 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Isn't it some kind of petrol blue? I really like the mix of the golden yellow and the blue.

  24. acloeren

    February 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Does anyone know who makes the shoes in picture three? The rain-boots with heels?

  25. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Lagoon and mustard. Always a fan.

  26. Anna Bakurova

    February 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Cerulean blue? with a bit of Turquoise?… Whatever colour it is it's lovely!

  27. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Speaking of which, I love the high-heeled duck boots!

  28. Aiyana

    February 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I think it may be called teal?

  29. Emom

    February 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Interesting combo….somewhat like the 70's….smiles

  30. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

    its teal! keep up the amazing work!

  31. Tina

    February 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

    The first and third photos looks like peacock or teal blue. (I love the gorgeous mustard yellow mixed in for the first photo!)

    The second and last photo seems more of a darker shade of cobalt blue (instead of the punchy, bright shade that Phillip Lim put out on his line NYC Fashion Week last week).

  32. Tiffany

    February 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I always call that color teal. Or dark teal (?)…What I want to know is where can I get those heeled LL Bean looking boots that are in the third photo down?!

  33. lime

    February 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

    peacock blue?

  34. mll mag

    February 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

    looooove these colours ;))

  35. BetaBoutique

    February 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I believe it is called teal blue.


  36. Anna

    February 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Isn't the shade petrol blue or something very close to it?

  37. Sunshine Sarah

    February 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I think it's called petrol blue. I think it goes well with that shade of yellow gold.

  38. Elodie

    February 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Someone was ready for Burberry! : )


  39. ryujishiomitsu

    February 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

    That shade of blue is Teal(Blue-Green). Fabulous color. ♥

  40. J. Agee

    February 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

    My cousins and I have our "colors" – Emily green is a tansy green, the gold in your photos is Meg yellow, and that happens to be what we call Jenn blue. I'd call it a federal blue.

  41. Aimee S.

    February 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful. Midnight or midnight blue, maybe.

  42. Ugne

    February 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful colours. :)

  43. Trou, .bleuebird

    February 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I have always loved this color combination, marigold and teal. But, my favorite would have to be the marigold coat. It's just too cheerful to not be loved!

  44. irina

    February 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerulean maybe? beautiful, anyway

  45. Mariña " La Marquesa"

    February 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I like this colour combination1

  46. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:32 am


  47. nicolecprevost

    February 22, 2011 at 9:33 am


  48. Foofaraw

    February 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Teal? I love that shade of blue-green. I have a cheongsam in that color.

  49. Tassos P

    February 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

    What a great detail you got there! Really, what's happening? Very nice combination though.
    We know that blue and yellow match but these tones are totally different. Gold as you said and… I too can not think of a description for that blue :)
    Thanks a lot for the inspiration!

  50. Nanna Mølbak Hansen

    February 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Some sort of petrol blue I would say. One of my favorites!

  51. Kitty

    February 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Pantone fall colors 2011?

  52. familygregg

    February 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Peacock, I think.

  53. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Teal? Cobalt?

  54. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

    It's almost like a teal or peacock, light the derwent pencil colour 'kingfisher' blue! beautiful. :)

  55. Niki

    February 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Seems to be a Teal

  56. Charlotte Williams

    February 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Royal Blue, Navy?

  57. Red

    February 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

    wikipedia has a fun color list but i am terrible at this, here's the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors

  58. wordbyjessie.com

    February 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

    i love it. such an interesting contrast of colors to see multiple times. nice captures.




  59. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

    It's called teal.


    February 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I'd say that shade of blue is 'teal'. It's a great colour-combination – they really set each other off nicely, and also manage to create a balance.
    I love all the different photos & how each person is doing something different.


  61. Lisa

    February 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Bleu canard!

  62. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Hmmmm…Cornflower? That's the crayon color it reminds me of.

  63. Miranda Priestly (obviously)

    February 22, 2011 at 9:37 am


  64. Quintessentially

    February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Some sort of cerulean, perhaps? We'll be watching out for this from now on. Fantastic!

  65. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I'd say the top one is showing a typical teal blue then the others are slight deviations from this colour

    i love the boots on the third one down, showing a bit of gold even there!

  66. sofia

    February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am


  67. Claire * Lola Is Beauty

    February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Not teal, not peacock…
    Petrol blue! (My favourite colour.)

  68. FromGemWithLove

    February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I'd say it was teil?

  69. Iz Andrew

    February 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

    wow ,amazing shoot


  70. imkirkwood

    February 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

    On my computer the color looks like indigo blue.It's a rich looking color-bold beautiful without being garish. Set-off with the light gold it speaks of confidence and power.

  71. little t

    February 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Dark teal?

    Love it anyway.

  72. Karin

    February 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Cerulean blue? Peacock? Anyway, it's lovely with that lion yellow? mustard?

  73. aaagata

    February 22, 2011 at 9:40 am


  74. SunOfYork

    February 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

    isn't it called "teal"?
    love it


  75. The Photodiarist

    February 22, 2011 at 9:41 am

    That's Michelle Bobb Parris in the third shot. And it is quite remarkable to capture so many shots with the same color scheme. Something must be in the wind with respect to blue and yellow. Really didn't see that combination much at NYFW.

  76. Anne

    February 22, 2011 at 9:41 am

    It's almost a teal.

  77. agnes szucs

    February 22, 2011 at 9:41 am

    wow! amazing!

    i guess it's teal… or dark teal maybe?


  78. Nikki

    February 22, 2011 at 9:42 am

    In the Netherlands we very much like to call the color 'Petrol' although these vary quite a lot in shade..

    Love the combo, though!

  79. narta

    February 22, 2011 at 9:42 am

    i would say it's PETROL.
    Really interesting combintation with mustard..

  80. KcomeKarolina

    February 22, 2011 at 9:42 am

    there's something in the air! love this combination!

    xoxo from rome

  81. Sophie

    February 22, 2011 at 9:42 am

    The third is fantastic, even the shoes!

  82. tricia

    February 22, 2011 at 9:42 am

    i believe the brits call it "petrol blue".

  83. argone

    February 22, 2011 at 9:43 am

    bleu canard – teal.
    very fashionable last year on nails …

  84. Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard

    February 22, 2011 at 9:43 am

    teal and mustard yellow is perfection! love it!

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  85. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I would say Cornflower Blue

  86. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:45 am

    petrol or teal. always loved the combination. seeing it in Montreal quite a bit as well.

  87. M.U.M.S!

    February 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

    In Denmark, I think we would call it Petrol.

    It it indeed a lovely colour combination!

  88. Josef Minta

    February 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I would say prussian blue, a really beautiful deep and rich colour, on the final pictures Although looking at the other pictures it looks somewhere between duck egg and prussian
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  89. lucia

    February 22, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Is it Prussian blue? ( Bleu de prusse )
    I got a sweater int that shade, its lovely! Wonderful pictures!

  90. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Burberry called it Peacock Blue

  91. CMeyers

    February 22, 2011 at 9:48 am

    "I've rarely seen such a pervasive and specific color story as this blue and gold combination that's happening in London right now."

    You only THINK you've rarely seen it…


  92. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Verde petrolio!

  93. étranges.légumes

    February 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

    In french we call it bleu canard!!! The blue of the duck…

  94. UnaBb

    February 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Love that combination of a mustard color with that teal.

  95. Lala

    February 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I'd call the top two cerulean blue but the bttom two cobalt. Lovely combination with the mustard though, I need to try it out myself.


  96. ana

    February 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I love the mix between Mustard & This shade of blue. I made a blog post about this last week: http://spot-ninety-two.blogspot.com/2011/02/treasures-found-on-etsy.html

  97. patuxxa

    February 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I love how the first shot could have been taken in the 1920's

  98. Efren Jarquin

    February 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Big ups to London!!! Love the color scheme. And the camel boots at the end are just rockin'


  99. Claire

    February 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Google images would suggest 'petrol blue'. A search for 'teal blue' comes up with a much more turquoise, bright colour.

    I love it anyway, and I love this post.

  100. Rob

    February 22, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I'd call it airforce blue, but that's more of a men's tailored clothing shade.

  101. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Bleu canard?

  102. Nolita

    February 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

  103. nancy

    February 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

    how about cerulean?

  104. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

    The high heel duck boots are from Hilfiger.
    The colour is petrol blue.

  105. Click on Styles

    February 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

    i think its petrol blue!!!!

    great combination!!!


  106. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Doveblue I'd call it (I should know, my whole personality is blue…)

  107. Román Iglesias

    February 22, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Last week I was making two scarf by hand of both two colors haha


  108. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I keep seeing that combination of color here in Brussels. It must be in the mood of time.

  109. Ro Marzionna

    February 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Teal Blue

  110. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Hilfiger boots, the girl with the camera, isn't it? Me wants it.

  111. Kristen

    February 22, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Yeah, I'd say it's peacock blue. Or a dark teal. It has just a little bit of green to it… I like it.

    I almost wore this color combination this morning, actually. I decided on neutrals though, with a purple cowl and black leather motorcycle jacket… Maybe I'll have to wear it tomorrow! :)

  112. Brynn

    February 22, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I would say "Prussian Blue" which is a specific pigment of oil paint.

  113. Tracy

    February 22, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I'm enchanted by the duck boots with heals!!!!

  114. fashion.gossipmk

    February 22, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Love these pics! Love the colors!!
    Xoxo, K.

  115. Beatriz

    February 22, 2011 at 10:15 am

    great colours!love london…

  116. Asia

    February 22, 2011 at 10:16 am


  117. meenal @ maison marigold

    February 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Its a deep teal blue…what gorgeous images are these..every single one of them..the last one is S.U.P.E.R.B..I am loving all these gorgeous colors and am totally inspired to do a room based on these!!!

  118. Fashion Agony

    February 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Love the second shot!


  119. Roz

    February 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

    It looks like a dark teal to me. I managed to wear the latter of the two colour combinations to LFW on the first day (okay, more tan than gold), and a mixture of blue and mustard yesterday. All these colour combinations remind me of a designer called Charlotte Taylor, who created a lot of clothes in these palettes.
    I love the combination of the hat and coat in the fast shot – when it doubt, always go for something classic.


  120. blorange dice

    February 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

    love it!! it really is such a great color combo

  121. Stacey Kay

    February 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Wow, this is a great post! I love this!

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  122. proletarian Great Gatsby

    February 22, 2011 at 10:27 am


  123. DarkHorse

    February 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I'd probably go with cerulean myself…

  124. Mary Beth at ✄ Yarn U ✄ iPhone app

    February 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Mustard is hot everywhere not just London…the rubber boots are cool…but are they stable?

  125. drorcohosus

    February 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

  126. anna

    February 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Definitely Prussian or petrol, absolutely not cobalt, which cuts more into red, not green.
    Lovely with mustard or 'old gold'.

  127. Felicity

    February 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Peacock blue. Gorgeous post!!

  128. Bethane

    February 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

    A fantastic colour combination


  129. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 10:36 am

    In Italy it is called "carta da zucchero" and its origin is frome the colour of the paper in which grocers wrapped sugar.

  130. Vasilieva

    February 22, 2011 at 10:37 am

  131. lucylou*

    February 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Yes can anybody ID the duck boot heels? I NEED to know? :-)

  132. Joyce Lau

    February 22, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Long ago, I saw a photo of Kate Moss in a peacock-blue silky shirt and very vibrant gold-mustard eye shadow. I love that color combination.

  133. lucylou*

    February 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Found them! They are from Tommy Hilfiger!

  134. j'taimee

    February 22, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Sort of cerulean or mediterranean blue.

  135. Olivia

    February 22, 2011 at 10:46 am

    london fashion is so amazing at the moment, really is following a trend with colour- got to brighten up these miserable days. i was at the acne show and spotted you, would love to see some shots you got of the acne show! it was a beautiful collection and a beautiful set.

  136. Theresa Matejicna

    February 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

    love first coat

  137. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

    The photographer looks quite nimble considering the heels she's wearing. I would call it a dark greenish blue also known as teal blue

  138. McLaura

    February 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

    My first thought when I saw it was prussian blue, and it's one of my favorites!

  139. Randi

    February 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Hmm.. teal or maybe a dark sea green? I'm wearing the exact colour right now…

  140. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Prussian blue, although the second picture is a slightly different colour in my opinion.

  141. Yasmine

    February 22, 2011 at 10:59 am

    One word: WOW!

  142. Collections

    February 22, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Love the shoes in the third picture.


  143. Charm Is An Attitude

    February 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

    in italy we also call it "blu carta da zucchero"…
    nice name and nice colour :)

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  144. ;D:D

    February 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Peacock came to mind; maybe they are yearning for the feel good blue and yellow of Provence on this dreary day.

  145. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Girl in the duck boot heels is also on the Streetpeeper blog…. there you can get a good view of the whole outfit!

  146. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Is the girl in photo 3 the same girl that Garance photographed back in 2009? I remember her because I love her scarf/ suit combo and have been wanting something similar since I first saw Garance's photograph. She's wearing the same scarf here! :)


  147. Ian

    February 22, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Everything in this post is simply fantastic, the colours, fabrics, textures… those shoes!


  148. franca maisha

    February 22, 2011 at 11:16 am

    wow I have the same heels like the lady in the third pic! she looks gorgeous!

    I absolutely love yellow… great shots!


  149. The Fancy Teacup

    February 22, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Cerulean and mustard…great combination. Love how effortless and seamless the colors go together.

    much love.

  150. Miss Pam From T-Town

    February 22, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Armani blue.

  151. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 11:27 am

    bleu canard !

  152. sandover

    February 22, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I have an old, old Pringle sweater exactly the same shade of blue as in the bottom picture. The tag called it 'lantern blue'. I trust the old English school.

  153. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 11:33 am

    It's described as "Heather Blue" by Ralph Lauren.

  154. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Great pictures as always, I'd call this indigo blue in various shades.

  155. comme fraiche

    February 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

    that's why I like the color blue so much, you can mix other colors to it to make it darker, lighter,more rich or more soft, there are so many variations that you can name the color as you see it

  156. Elisa Arias-Maldonado

    February 22, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Azul Petróleo!!

  157. kate

    February 22, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Germans call it petrol blue :)

  158. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 11:38 am

    This combination of blue and yellow (whether you want to call it teal blue and mustard gold or whatever) reminds me very much of the house colours for Ravenclaw in the Harry Potter series. Described as 'blue and bronze' in the book, they changed them to blue and silver/grey in the movie (missing out on the opportunity for this beautiful colour combo). Perfect for every wannabe Ravenclaw intellectual out there! (Ravenclaw being the house which values intelligence, creativity, learning and wit.) The first pic in particular does conjure up images of 1920s Bloomsbury Group intellectuals …

  159. Caroline

    February 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

    This has inspired me to wear my mustard cardigan with my teal dress! Never thought to wear those two thing together before.

    Thanks for the photographic inspiration :)

  160. Catherine

    February 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

    It's color theory at work! :) Blue & gold look stunning together, always!

  161. Paula/Lulubelle

    February 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Not teal – there is not enough green. I say Peacock Blue – although I am not familiar with petrol blue. Who cares – it is beautiful – love the color combo!!

  162. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Those girls look great, anything but blue!

  163. Marisa

    February 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I would say its Petrol, the second more in the direction of Prussian Blue. I have to know, I'm a painter.

  164. jenny

    February 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    If I were buying paint, I'd say it was prussian blue, but one of my vintage dealers refers to it as peacock blue, which is a nicer name…

  165. The Lady Philosopher

    February 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Love to see a color story like this one.
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  166. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    The blue is Petrol. And by accident I'm wearing petrol and mustart today. I believe the petrol is the colour of this spring…

  167. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Petrol, no doubt!

  168. Lacquered Life

    February 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Definitely peacock.

  169. Kate

    February 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Gorgeous, rich colours!

  170. Bianca Garcia

    February 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    It's very Vermeer. I just love that about these photos. :)

  171. Lisa Wallace

    February 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Everyone loves the Hilfiger shoes, but I LOVE the boots in the last shot – I need flats because of bunions – any leads on where they are from? And, I love the color combo as well, think I'll try it tomorrow.

  172. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Prussian blue.

  173. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    In paints it's technically called prussian blue.


  174. alison

    February 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Everything about the woman taking the photo is perfect. I've not been a fan of those duckie-boot heels until seeing this, but her colour combination and slight ankles are so fetching. Even her photo strap matches her buttons.
    I like the way that the teal breaks the mix of navy and burnt gold, softens it.

  175. Lucas Jones

    February 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm


  176. Reveres Vermeer

    February 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Yes, that unusual shade of marine blue with wonderful with the gold or yellow. Those very high boots aren't too shabby, either!

  177. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm


  178. Marisa Alma

    February 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Answer: teal. I am unconvinced about teal and camel, but maybe I could get used to it.

  179. Stacey

    February 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Love this series of photos. Suddenly I feel inspired and I love that blue too whatever it's called!

  180. Melody

    February 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I'd say teal blue! Anyways, love the boots! So nice!

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  181. Melody

    February 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

  182. crosswalkmuse

    February 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    teal! a darker teal
    and the yellow seems more mustard than gold?

  183. crosswalkmuse

    February 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    well not in every case, i suppose…the yellows vary

    very pretty though! love this concept

  184. The Dame

    February 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Cobalt blue. I bought a velvet jacket in a thrift store in this shade yesterday :) Mustbe something in the air!

  185. Amy Tavern

    February 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Absolutely my favorite color combination, ever.

  186. Teresa @ good-grace

    February 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    So striking and beautiful!! I'm loving the discussion on the exact name of the colors… especially loving the comment from Anonymous re the Harry Potter series. :)

  187. Phil Gyford

    February 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I haven't seen anyone suggest that maybe this colour combination is inspired by the teal and orange craze in Hollywood movies over the last few years.

  188. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm


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  189. Cri

    February 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I'm wearing that blue right now.. it's a Benetton wool dress.
    Somewhere someone make it started..

    I love it with brown but I must admit that it's beautiful combined with mustard yellow!

  190. caribbelle

    February 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I love complimentary colors. This is right up my alley because I've been on a mustard.bronze kick and I love teal

  191. Eve

    February 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    in french, for this shade of blue , "bleu canard" ! funny , isn't it ?
    for the yellow : "jaune moutarde"

  192. theTrendyDwarf

    February 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Sadly this trend has not come to Boston. I love it! This color combination is absolutely great! Your photos certainly show this trend perfectly. I love that shade of blue ad sadly I don't know the name of that shade of blue. I love the picture of the woman taking her photo.
    Check out my trendy blog!

  193. Maggie

    February 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    By now at least 40 of your noters have answered, but technically it's called Thalo Blue.

  194. Fiona

    February 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I think it is 'duck egg' blue.

  195. E...

    February 22, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Cool cool colors, I lvoe this mix'n'match!


  196. Amélie

    February 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Ça sonne tellement mieux en français……bleu sarcelle!

  197. Steven

    February 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    The combo for the colors are right on!


  198. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    same colors as the NY Jets throwback Titans jerseys

  199. saigon

    February 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    awfully glad that these colours are cmbined.
    blue and yellow. nice couple

  200. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    teal? love the heeled duck shoes, photo 3 is fab!

  201. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm


  202. Best of Beehive

    February 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    It's a great combination. It's hard to match gold with anything and it not look a little tacky much (except green, but then you look like a fan of Slytherin from Harry Potter).

  203. gina esposito

    February 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    cerulean perhaps?

  204. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I would say Petrol. I think teal is a shade lighter (and perhaps half a drop more green).

  205. juliette

    February 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Bleu "canard"

  206. Bronwyn

    February 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    This could be absolutely incorrect, but I grew up calling that "prussian blue"


  207. Andrea

    February 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I love that combination!

  208. Helena

    February 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I don't know what color it is, but I absolutely love it ! The color combination is great!

  209. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Peacock blue.

  210. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    In Argentina we call it azul petroleo!

  211. Séverine

    February 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Bleu canard en français

  212. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    hey franca maisha or anyone!!!
    those "sorel" heels on photo nr 3 : from Hilfiger?!! where can I find those shoes?

  213. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    it's called mustard…not gold. it's all the rage for the next 5 minutes.

  214. Emil

    February 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I would say the combo is Teal and Mustard Yellow

  215. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Wow! I like these colours very much. Makes me feeling like in spring :)

  216. †ELMO†

    February 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Fabolous coats on the first snap!!
    Petrol…teal…peacock…wathever…that blue coat it´s a "gotta have it" one ;)

  217. Mery

    February 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    In Spain we calle it "Azul azafata"…it means "Airhostess blue"

    Lovely color.

  218. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Teal blue… It's my favorite color!
    It looks great with my red hair and grey eyes… if I do say so myself!!!

  219. ▲▲Lacing Up▲▲

    February 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    love these colors together!!!


  220. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Je crois que c'est bleu pétrole en français….
    Thank you for your blog. I love it!

  221. Mme. K

    February 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

  222. DY

    February 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Beautiful color-play.

    -Waiting to be shot… By you.

  223. Sophie Mhabille

    February 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    good to know : blue and mustard match perfectly

  224. twirlyskirts

    February 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    the first teal hat is precious!


  225. Yajaira

    February 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm


  226. Sara Lua

    February 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I most love the violet mohair coat in the first photo. What silhouette is that? 1940? 1940 revisited in 1980?

  227. The IdeaLOGICist

    February 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    it's like a peacock and goldenrod

  228. SabinePsynopsis

    February 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Totally! It's all over the a/w catwalks, to, n'est-ce-pas? Is it teal?

  229. fabio

    February 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    It a good new way for your work
    And I like it :)

  230. Amada

    February 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Ah! Extremely lovely! Love the combination of mustard/yellow with deep blue…xo

  231. Brittany Sco

    February 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Cornflower blue. A shade of blue with less green compared to blue.

  232. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Cornflower blue

  233. Brittany Sco

    February 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    It reminds me of Girl with the Pearl Earring- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Girl_with_a_Pearl_Earring.jpg

  234. dressingup-everyday

    February 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    blue and yellow is a classic combination, but sky blue (celeste in spanish)and vanilla is just perfect.

  235. Cher

    February 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Definitely peacock blue. That's what I've always heard it called! It's amazing and looks fantastic on almost all skin colors.

  236. Mandy

    February 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I must have started this trend with a vest I knit my daughter. http://www.myzigzagstitch.com/2010/09/27/this-girl/

  237. Melinda.Robicheaux

    February 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I think that we can call it dark sapphire.
    It's true, there is something in that color. My sister has also bought it one and looks perfect:


  238. jociegal

    February 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Very interesting! It is a beautiful combo and one that I may have to bring into my own wardrobe.

  239. laurabuhler

    February 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Somewhere between robin's egg and teal.

  240. Color Collective

    February 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    LOVE this color combination!

  241. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    i love this colours toghether! :D

  242. tabsy

    February 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    london is cool man – loves iiiiiiiiiit.

    im sad to be leaving :(


  243. AngElaqueate

    February 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I'm voting "teal"!

  244. AngElaqueate

    February 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I'm voting "teal"!

  245. saradowle

    February 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Mustard and teal, I'd say. But I love the sound of 'petrol'! Sounds so juxtaposed to soft fabrics!
    I'm loving all your London snaps!

  246. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I think it's petrol..or teal? :) I love them..but honestly, think they need to be chosen carefully: not too gold not too teal…!

  247. Elvyre

    February 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    J'appellerais volontiers cette alliance de couleurs du nom d'une recette "vintage" célèbre : la tendance "canard à l'orange" !

  248. garazi photography

    February 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I've always been a fan of teal and chocolate.. but it works amazingly well with gold too! :D

  249. Emily Jean

    February 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    love this combination of color.


  250. joni

    February 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    my vote is for prussian blue

  251. Jonas

    February 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I am sure its Classic Blue (Pantone) and nothing else. So whats the prize for winning this guessing game? ;)

    //Jonas (swe)

  252. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Indigo blue?

  253. Montse

    February 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Great combination of colors!

    Any suggestions for the yellow bag? I am in shock with it.

  254. tatto.be

    February 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Really interesting, this recurrence of the same color pattern…

  255. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    hard to go wrong with jewel tones.

  256. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    teal… or a myriad of other things if you are trying to sell it.

  257. Leigh

    February 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    They all look like modern-day representations of Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring. Lovely.

  258. Benedicte

    February 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    In French, it's "bleu canard"

  259. Sandra

    February 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    great photos! and love all this different blues of the looks!

    I think they are teal and petrol blue… depending on the photo…


  260. mariasousa

    February 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    amazing colors! i love the first and the third.

  261. sylvï

    February 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    petrolean tealcock

  262. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    beautiful color-pictures! night blue?

  263. Erin, in her natural habitat.

    February 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I think of it as "dutch masters painting blue" because it's that color you see in all the old dutch masterpieces from the 1600's.

  264. My Heart Blogged

    February 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    It feels like lately yellow is the it color. I am so obsessed with it.
    My Heart Blogged

  265. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    the world screams "ottanio"!!!!

  266. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Petrol, it is lovely to see your photos in my home town

  267. Firenze

    February 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Viva el color!!

  268. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    What maggie says..

  269. juliejulesjewels

    February 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    peacock-mustard, teal-dark mustard, teal-mustard, peacock-yellow mustard.
    It's all delish and is going to be my new fav colors starting now.

  270. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    love the duck boots! and they also come in different color combinations!

  271. jice

    February 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I would call the skirt in the second shot cerulean and the others azure blue, like Cote d'Azur. Kind of a teal but richer.

  272. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm


  273. Margo

    February 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    at first glance I would call that blue "cadet blue" from my Crayola crayon box. Not greeny enough for teal, in my book.
    It's stunning with the golds.

  274. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    in the Arab culture this shade is "Petrolium"

  275. naeiri k

    February 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    the company i work for used this exact shade a couple years ago on a fall palette – we called it barcelona teal. sold very well!

  276. Alex

    February 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm


  277. Gisèle Kitagawa

    February 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    My favorite colors.


  278. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Interesting, according to Wikipedia teal is a shade of green, not blue.
    Nonetheless, beautiful combination and beautiful pictures :-)
    Greetings, Monika

  279. bob's your uncle

    February 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    cornflower blue

  280. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    They must have the michigan spirit too! Go blue!

  281. Eranda Janku

    February 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Ohhh LOVELY !
    I made a short post on London FW StreetStyle too !

    Check out, new posts on Doll House Scrapbook !


  282. Robyn

    February 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Direct from the tube it would be cerulean and/or manganese blue with a tiny touch of cad red or Naples yellow in it, which is why the honey-toned bags and scarves look so lovely in combination. It's definitely not teal…that doesn't have the clarity of hue and sounds like a bad flashback.


    February 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    The combination is incredible. I always say that blues and yellows go very well together and hey, golds/tans/yellows are in the same tonal family. Great combo!

  284. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    royal teal

  285. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Varied colors of Teal.


    February 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    What a match made in heaven! So rich and vibrant ~


  287. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm


  288. Francesca

    February 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I love all the crazy bright colors that people are wearing.. so fresh.. im so eager for pring!

  289. M.

    February 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I call it tokyo blue :)

  290. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    That gold shade of yellow is my all-time favorite color and I've been wearing it for years. I found an identical shade of yellow jade to incorporate into my vintage-inspired jewelry. I think it also looks great with gray.

    Great photos!


  291. Fei

    February 22, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    never noticed how good the combo looked!!!

  292. momaraderie

    February 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm


  293. Lin

    February 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Teal!! I have this color on my wall! And it goes well with orange and gold hues.. My fav color!!

  294. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Petroleum Blue

  295. Sharon

    February 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    It appears to be cobalt, to me. At least in some of the images.

  296. Le Chic Boutique

    February 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Teal and Mustard? Two of my favourite colours!! :) Fabulously distinctive colour story! Love the hat and coat combination!

    Le Chic Boutique

  297. Anna

    February 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Ask Pantone: my bets are something similar to Morroccan Blue or Majolica Blue (cant remember the colour #). Teal is more green.

  298. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    it's clearly baby blue, c'mon!

  299. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    it's teal alright, but i would call it Royal Teal :)

  300. Kali

    February 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    im going to say a variation of cereulan, they're not all quite the same shade.

  301. avid chancer

    February 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    cerulean? My comp color might be off a bit though.

  302. ChicagoGirl1

    February 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm

  303. Pip

    February 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I'd call it green and suggest you look at the Australian Olympic team uniforms of years gone by…

  304. Patrick

    February 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm

  305. Jennifer

    February 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I'd say teal, or peacock blue if you want to be a bit fancy about it. It's one of my favorite colors, and even better in combo with that mustard/gold color.

  306. Nina

    February 22, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I am in love with this colour combination!! Especially in the first picture. Lovely.

  307. m

    February 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    hmm perhaps this wikipedia page on shades of blue will be useful:

  308. Cindy at LottieBird

    February 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    That is Peacock Blue. I love it with the…Marigold?

  309. Mani

    February 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Maybe it's a darker teal? Either way I really like the combination :)

  310. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    i think that's turquoise :) that same shade of blue and gold were my motif colors in my wedding last year :) cool!

  311. Aubrey and Melissa

    February 23, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Ooh love this color story, i think maybe its a peacock blue and a yellow ochre of sorts. very pretty color story. Also the gathers on the back of the coat in the last picture are very unique, its quite beautiful

  312. Suzy

    February 23, 2011 at 12:09 am


  313. Alain Alexandre

    February 23, 2011 at 12:46 am

    well regarded on this lady in yellow, the colors of the King of Thailand

  314. Jonathan

    February 23, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Very inspiring I'm trying to introduce some more color into my wardrobe after years of black and gray.

  315. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 1:23 am

    it's indigo blue :) a little darker than teal, and I'm certainly beginning to feel its presence too! I love it.

  316. Vanessa

    February 23, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Hmm, and it must also be a custom to always wear some form of a mustard colour with it. I think it's a beautiful colour.


  317. liza

    February 23, 2011 at 3:04 am

    I'm not sure what it's called, but it's a great combination. I guess I'd call it mustard yellow and teal, and I like the addition of tan as well.

  318. begoña

    February 23, 2011 at 4:27 am

    the 1st one seems a clear grayish (or petrol) blue,the 2nd one seems an intense petrol blue,the 3rd ones seem dark navy blue + clear&soft grayish blue,the last one seems intense&vivid grayish blue almost navy. love colors! (¡me encantan los colores!) besos desde madrid

  319. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 4:40 am

    In french, I think we call this "bleu canard" …
    I like the mix

  320. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Not quite an airforce blue, its slightly too green and lighter than that. I would agree with petrol blue, not sure if its quite teal. For true teal see old Barbara Lee Air New Zealand uniform jacket.

  321. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 5:07 am

    It is definitely Cerulean blue x

  322. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Teal.. 100%

  323. Aurore

    February 23, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Not sure about the translation but I call it "Prussian blue" (Bleu de Prusse) or "duck blue" (Bleu canard" ;)

  324. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Giselle blue :-)

  325. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 5:34 am

    isn't it bleu canard?

  326. Bergoda

    February 23, 2011 at 5:50 am

    In French: (Bleu) canard and moutarde

    Duck and mustard -> not only good looking but tastes good too ;-)

  327. artdecodiamonds

    February 23, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I love the bag… just wonderful!

  328. Leslie in Adams Morgan

    February 23, 2011 at 6:57 am

    peacock blue

    (teal is more green, other colors are more aqua.)

  329. Jerome C.

    February 23, 2011 at 7:13 am

    mustard coat and the yellow baG!
    Yellow rulz


  330. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 7:41 am

    it's not the exact same shade in all the images. as i see it the first and third is teal, second is, i am not sure but most close to denim and the last is petroleum blue.

  331. Vera Amos

    February 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

    That'll be teal and mustard, gorgeous combo, along with teal and chocolate!

  332. crystal tadvanam

    February 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

    american apparel likes to call this sea blue. LOVE it with mustard :)

  333. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I've been calling it Cobalt. But, I like the Prussian Blue suggestion.

    I have a vintage wool coat in this colour, and get Ohs & Ahs whenever I wear it.

  334. Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian

    February 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Looks like Teal. Golds and teals are pretty hot in the retro furnishing market.


  335. Nicole

    February 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I love, love, love these photos! What great color combination.

  336. shapewear

    February 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

    That's so funny!! I love the photo of the girl taking a picture of something.

  337. vintage1944

    February 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Loving the London fashion/colour tour.What a great city.Love the photos,captures the real feel of the place.

  338. Lex

    February 23, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Real deal teal paired with busted mustard.


  339. Gabriella

    February 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

    It almost made me cry when I saw all the beautiful colors

  340. Alice Vine

    February 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I too was trying to describe this colour down the phone just yesterday (some beautiful chords I saw just had to be bought by somebody). Aquatic sea-weedy slate/inky goodness.

  341. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    in french: bleu canard :)

  342. JAGODA

    February 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm


  343. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    My favorite color of all time, finally it is in style. I love people fashion this season, more individualistic, classic styles.

  344. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Funny… I thought there would be a run of people identifying it as "Norway Blue"… and I'd never heard a color identified as "Petrol"

  345. Matt Scanlon

    February 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm



  346. Elisabeth

    February 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Love the color combo of mustard and petrol!!
    I`m wearing petrol today;)



  347. Wenda

    February 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm

  348. Hadley Gets Crafty

    February 23, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I think I'd call the blue a dark teal and the yellow something akin to (but brighter/lighter than) harvest gold?

  349. Joe VDB

    February 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Love the peacock and orangy yellow 2gether.

  350. lewis says:

    February 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I would call it a galaxy blue?

  351. jayneonweedstreet

    February 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Some seems cerulean
    so pure

  352. dyedye

    February 23, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Air New Zealand Teal.

  353. julie

    February 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    BLEU CANARD I will say.

  354. Sarah S.

    February 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Indigo dye. One of my favorite colors!

  355. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    A lot of people are saying teal … I would call it more of a cerulean. Definitely not cobalt, as someone suggested!

    In any case, I love it. Blue and gold were my school colors and since then I've never wanted to pair them up (I'm not the school-spirty type). But this exact combination is very dashing …

  356. Mimi James

    February 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I am loving all these gorgeous color combinations for Fall. Beautiful color story, Scott!
    Had a few favorites from London Fashion Week which I posted:

  357. Anna M. Maynard

    February 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Marine blue

  358. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm

  359. niamh

    February 23, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    It's teal!!!

  360. Anoushka

    February 23, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I call this peacock blue

  361. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    According to American Apparel standards, that color is Sea Blue.

  362. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 12:34 am

    You Know What It Is!!!

    Blue and Yellow, Blue and Yellow, Blue and Yellow, Blue and Yellow!

  363. rae.

    February 24, 2011 at 1:18 am

    isn't is strange. all the way around the globe, and head up a little north and you'll find this same color combo around albany, ny.


  364. Theobroma

    February 24, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Like many, I think of these shades as being in the dark teal/mallard/peacock range, though each one is a little different. (The turban has less green than the others and actually looks closer to a Prussian blue to me.) This is my favorite muted blue hue and I look for it every year, mostly with little success — though I do have a thin knit sweater from the '80's that I treasure. Am excited that it's going to be more available this season. Time to stock up! It looks amazing with that deep, warm gold color (3rd image). I also love it with those killer burnt sienna/rich orange boots.

    I've never heard the term 'petrol' used to describe this blue color before. Can someone please explain the reference?

  365. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 3:06 am

    blue is "teal"
    and it's not "gold", it's "mustard".

  366. Filo

    February 24, 2011 at 4:06 am

    The "nikon" lady is a great shot!

  367. lise

    February 24, 2011 at 4:47 am

    teal i thought was a tone lighter.
    like the air new zealand uniforms in the seventies.
    this colour is prussian blue.
    well the items that are in the darker tones anyway.

  368. DÔMM

    February 24, 2011 at 5:09 am

    These are different hues of PHTHALO BLUE. Beautiful combination indeed.

    What a coincidence that my favorite color combination with Phthalo is GARANCE red ;)

  369. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 5:26 am

    "Something in the air?" Your comment brings to mind that scene from the Devil Wears Prada where Meryl Streep's character illuminates Anne Hathaway's on the reality of how Anne came to be wearing that ugly blue sweater. That is my favourite scene in the movie. It's up there with Michael Douglas' "Greed is good" diatribe from the first Wall Street.

  370. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 5:32 am

    In portuguese is "azul petróleo".


  371. Daniela

    February 24, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I like the name Juniper Green (from an old water colour reference, but petrol is a common name for it)… when is closed to other blue hues is more green, closed to green hues is more blue! :) It works in the most pervasive way with a lot of mute saturated colours!
    Love it!

  372. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 6:21 am

    it's teal!:)

  373. selma

    February 24, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I really looooove combination of these two colors!

  374. gattysbird

    February 24, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I love this colour combination – so lovely to finally see some colour in amongst the sea of camel! The boots in pic 4 are from duoboots by the way – I know because I have them!!!!

  375. Raquel

    February 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

    some people call it teal, I call it petrol blue.

  376. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

    id say teal, and mustard.

  377. Serena M.

    February 24, 2011 at 8:38 am

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  378. blue

    February 24, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I would say prussian blue
    azul da prússia
    in my language, portuguese.

  379. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I'm even more fascinated by the fuzzy blue coat on the woman with the sleek pnonytail. Unique!

  380. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Pretty sure it's coincidental, but this is a very similar color palette to that of Britain's Liberal Democrat political party: http://www.libdems.org.uk/home.aspx

  381. Alexandra

    February 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    It's Teal/Turquoise and Curry.There will be plenty of this two in 2011; see the Gucci Fall-turquoise hat and snake printed-curry purse.:)Very nice vivid colours.

  382. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Petroleum blue according to my feeble eyes.

  383. CasualChicFreak

    February 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    we call it petrol or cobalt blue.
    It really is ''in the air'' :)

  384. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    in french this is called "bleu canard" but i don't think the english equivalent ("duck blue") is right..

  385. karin

    February 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    graphite blue!

  386. keert

    February 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    graphite blue, love the combination

  387. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I call it peacock. I think that skirt might be teal, but the others are darker and bluer, at least in the photos.

  388. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Its called cobalt blue.. for sure, my room is the same colour

  389. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    At one point in high school, I had a pullover that color which was called "Mallard."

  390. Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I would also say petrol blue!

    This colour is everywhere at the moment- fashion/flowers/even weddings… there is also a post on it here

  391. elxoxodetuprima

    February 24, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    oh my sweet Lord, look how aptly the words of Miranda Pristly (the devil wears prada) fit here:
    "You go to your closet and you select . . . I don't know . . . that lumpy BLUE sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually CERULEAN. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent . . . wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs, and it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff." I never thought I would find any depth in her words…Living and learning…

  392. The Little Dust Princess

    February 24, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I'm loving the mustardy gold accessories. Maybe the blue is called seafoam? I have no idea.. haha

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  393. Pippi Hepburn

    February 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Love color all year long. I do it, why doesn't everyone?

  394. Anonymous

    February 25, 2011 at 1:54 am

  395. Grubbery

    February 25, 2011 at 4:11 am

    That's simple, it's "Sexy" Blue.

  396. Signe

    February 25, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Blue and yellow are the Swedish national colors and are somehow something many of us are slightly allergic to, except at international sporting events. But how splendid, that just by changing them a bit the combination is so, so gorgeous.

  397. new print head

    February 25, 2011 at 7:24 am

    nice pics.I loved it.

  398. arlene

    February 25, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Teal(-ish)… Grey London often needs a boost of colour infusion to brighten its short wintry days!

  399. Anonymous

    February 25, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Jeez… it's pure, gorgeous INDIGO! Unless you're into natural dyes you won't realize that Mother Nature perfected this color eons ago.

  400. Anna

    February 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

    The colour is petrol blue, not teal. Teal is a shade of green (with A LOT of blue in it)whereas these clothes are definitely blue. Unless one is nitpicky, which I quite clearly am, teal and petrol look more or less like the same colour depending on nuance. But these are PETROL! :)

    The high-heeled hiking boot are Tods or a rip-off thereof.

  401. Anonymous

    February 25, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Yellow and blue = colours of the Swedish flag. Nice!

  402. Beth

    February 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    the lighter is teal (which is a water bird), the darker is petrol blue (I think colour was put into the different fuels to make sure that the correct duty was charged; peacock is greener & airforce blue much lighter & greyer. Beautiful combination.

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    February 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm


  404. Louise

    February 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    oe perhaps French Navy

  405. Anonymous

    February 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I think teal is a bit different, more green in it. Painting with oil paints, as well as oil pastels, I've always known this as Prussian blue. It was also called midnight blue. If you look at the wiki link, the darker midnight blue is this exact shade. I love it with the gold-green!


  406. Marie

    February 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Cerulean is the correct name of this color

  407. Marie

    February 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Cerulean is the correct name of this color.

  408. Grannynomi

    February 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    That was called "Prussian Blue" in my box of Crayola craye=ons.

  409. Aliana

    February 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    i think its indian teal, and i love the way it looks with golden yellow!

  410. Anonymous

    February 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm


  411. Rachel

    February 26, 2011 at 3:42 am

    Dark Teal, one of Pantone's top colors for Fall 2011! They were right, seeing as everyone from Rodarte to Marc used it. I posted about it here:

  412. Sibeal

    February 26, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I'd call it kingfisher blue…stunning

  413. Notting Hill Girl

    February 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I agree that it's definitely teal. Love it teamed with the pop of yellow! Some people hate yellow, but I love it.

  414. Rosemary

    February 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm


  415. Anonymous

    February 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    scott, you should check out men's balmain fall.

    that strange particular cerulean goes well with mustard

  416. sehwa choo

    February 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    adriatic sea?

  417. Margo

    February 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    OK, I was so inspired by these photos, these specific colors, that I did an etsy treasury on it!


  418. Sundari

    February 27, 2011 at 1:02 am

    According to Pantone fashion colour report for fall 2010 it's deep teal, but it's hard to say if it is a match.

  419. Kendra H.

    February 27, 2011 at 4:13 am

    I'm pretty sure its teal, one wall in my dining room is this color.

  420. Marek

    February 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    They used to call it Italian Blue long before simplified web colors. The last one is Navy Blue.

  421. WonderWoman

    February 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    i'd say cerulean.

  422. izzit

    February 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Truly a "peacock blue" – i.e., not completely blue, not quite green.

  423. Brenda

    February 28, 2011 at 2:17 am

    That colour combination was high last year, here in the Netherlands. I think we brought it to London headquarters, haha.
    Love love love the pictures!

  424. BusiChic

    February 28, 2011 at 6:17 am

    You've had a couple hundred responses on this already but the colour reminds me of my favourite derwent – kingfisher blue! ah well.

    and who is the featuree; could it be the utterly divine Michelle Bobb Parris? The scarf looks awfully familiar ;)

  425. BusiChic

    February 28, 2011 at 6:19 am

    ps: i was referring to the girl you've caught photographing with the killer shoes ;)

  426. Begoña

    February 28, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Two years ago I took a similar photo with yellow and blue!

  427. Bgo

    February 28, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Two years ago I took a picture with similar color: yelloy and petrol blue.

  428. Anonymous

    February 28, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Cyan? Cerulean?

  429. unseenflirtspoetry

    February 28, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Third picture down – are those high-heeled jungle ankle boots with a cork sole and mahogany heel? Sounds like a nightmare – is actually a dream. Win.

  430. hellopretty

    February 28, 2011 at 11:53 am

    P E T R O L

  431. Anonymous

    February 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    maybe a petrol, but in a darker shade? i started waering this combination ages ago and i really do not wonder that others are discovering it as well. it looks just great on everybody and for many occasions!

  432. solasoletta

    February 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I love those high-heeled duck boots so much! Where does one get them?

  433. Marie

    March 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

    aren't blue and yellow complimentary colors? I like the combo :) I think maybe the blue is called teal. I like the first pic especially.

  434. ns

    March 1, 2011 at 3:16 am

    what shoes on photo n 3?

  435. Patricia Fdez Ferreiro

    March 1, 2011 at 4:17 am

    In my watercolour always called it Prussian blue, but it depends on the merchandising, if you use other paintings it would be called with different names. Yellow and blue, old sailig combination forever.

  436. Anonymous

    March 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I would call it cerulean, at least the the jacket in the bottom photo.

  437. Anonymous

    March 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Teal looks great on me, love it. (fair ivory skin, brown hair)

  438. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 7:54 am

    This shade is cerulean, I think.

  439. Sol

    March 3, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Thank you for mentioning Seoul City. Thesedays, Seoul is also getting close to fashion and art.

  440. Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 at 9:46 am

  441. Lindsay K

    March 5, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Teal or marine. Thank you for always inspiring us. I never would have thought about combined the two, but it's perfection.

  442. Rhumba Jewelry

    March 5, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I'm going to say, cerulean.

  443. Wen Hsu

    March 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Looking at my working palette…the darker one looks what Holbein watercolours calls Prussian blue

  444. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 5:13 am

    in italian language this color is called Carta da Zucchero

  445. Nisha

    March 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Prussian Blue / deep teal … more so a prussian blue though, in my opinion.

  446. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Cerulean blue?

  447. elisabeth

    March 10, 2011 at 6:35 am

    love theese pictures!
    and thank you for brightening my days with your blog and photos!

  448. María

    March 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I want to find those shoes that the girl is wearing with the TEAL :) skirt and MUSTARD :) scarf!! Anybody know where can I find them??

  449. S

    March 13, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I'd say "mallard blue" – like the duck – but the commonwealth variation"petrol" (also referencing the bird) is more commonly heard in English speaking countries – of course the french "bleu canard" (covering all the bases) is probably best.

  450. fusillifactory

    March 15, 2011 at 4:23 am

    cyclade blue~my favourite!

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  453. Rosanna

    April 23, 2011 at 1:22 am

    The ripple in the back is most interesting- looks like it was an upside down insert to the tail of a traditional trenchcoat – must try that some time!

  454. Jackie

    June 22, 2011 at 5:54 am

    It's mallard blue.

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    We call it Turquois blue here. I’ve recently got a sweater of that color and wanted to add something mustard. They look nice together indeed. A fun combination :)

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  462. Rocky Mantle

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