Pale Icy Blue – Taking Color Cues from the Oscars

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada at the 2014 Oscars
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Pale Icy Blue at the 2014 Oscars

Pale Icy Blue has been one color that has been garnering quite a bit of attention lately. From  Lupita Nyong’o’s  luminous blue Prada dress, which topped every “Best Dressed of the Oscars” list  to Benjamin Moore naming “Breath of Fresh Air” as their color of the year, this ethereal shade of pale icy blue is one to watch out for, especially as we ease our way into spring in the upcoming weeks.

“Breath of Fresh Air”, a Pale Icy Blue and Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year

Breath of Fresh Air, Benjamin Moore 's Color of the Year
Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, “Breath of Fresh Air”


Nyong’o’s dress, designed by Prada, had a deep v-neck plunging neckline and back with crystal embellished pleats both on the bodice and on the flowing folds below.  To top it off, Nyong’o’s luminous pale blue gown was accompanied with jewelry and  a gold and diamond headband from Fred Leighton.  As Hal Rubenstein, Editor-At-Large of In Style Magazine noted, “It’s a color that just lets her skin shine”.  The color choice was a personal one for Nyong’o, who was raised in Kenya, as the blue she wore  was  one that “reminds of Nairobi”.

Below, I’ve put together some of my favorite things from Cozy•Stylish•Chic’s new online store that celebrate this luminous pale icy blue hue.  Yes, is finally open for business.  If you have not yet had a chance to stop by, please do so, and often, as we will be continuing to add new product daily.  In addition, we are offering FREE SHIPPING within the 50 states for the entire month of March!

Shop the Looks that Compliment Pale Icy Blue

Pale Icy Blue -Shop the trend at

1.  The “Crown Series” from Mitchell Black Home – vintage etchings from Mitchell Black Home are screen printed and appear to be floating effortlessly  in between a modern frame of two layers of lucite.  2.  The “Sway” Long Bowl from SkLO Studio, asymmetrical and organic in shape, and timeless in design, is handblown from thick Czech glass.  3.  This matte gold x-base tibetan lamb stool provides just the right amount of contrast of color and texture to the icy blue hue. 4.  A hand crafted paper mâché painted white “Funky Floor lamp” with lucite base from Stray Dog Designs brings a little bit of whimsy to the room.  5.  This Jameson leather wrapped coffee table with antique brass accent rings provides a contrast in color and depth that allows our favorite shade of icy blue to shine.  6.  This graphic “La Playa” embroidered pillow from Trina Turk adds a punch of color and sophistication.  7.  Beautiful shades of turquoise and teal adorn this rich, cut velvet Moroccan inspired “Bella” pillow by Piper-Collection.  8.  This teal hand-dyed ombre linen pillow from Hinge Decor is accented with a Gothic brass keyhole escutcheon and decorative chrome/brass hinges.  9.  A modern interpretation of a classic design, this sustainably harvested rattan “Ambrose Chair” by Selamat Designs, is finished with the most delicious shade of pale icy blue.

I hope you enjoy what I’ve put together and stay tuned for more to come!  Next up I will visit  with Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director of Benjamin Moore, as she takes me through Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, “Breath of Fresh Air”, (which so cleverly ties into this story today, don’t you think?) and how it is the common thread that connects each color included in Benjamin Moore’s 2014 Color Trends.

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