Cobalt blue is an intense, true blue color created from the mineral cobalt. It is bright and eye-catching. It is everything the color blue is—sincere, calming, fascinating, soothing. This hue, like all blues, is inspiring, classic, and eternal. This pigment, a blend of cobalt oxide and alumina, is stable even in high temperatures and so is favored for creating beautiful glazes for ceramics and paint. This color also is perennially loved for interior decorating. As cobalt blue is so bold, it could easily overwhelm spaces. Therefore, it is best incorporated in interiors with well-considered smaller doses. Towels, pillows, blankets, and throws are great ways to enjoy this bold and beautiful color in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and living areas. It works with a couple of decorating themes particularly well. French Country looks pair this hue with white or cream and various yellow shades for a comfortable, inviting feeling. Southwestern-inspired themes also use this hue, blending it with other bold colors such as terracotta, bold red, and bright yellows and greens. Cobalt blue is lovely and works wonderfully as part of a monochromatic color theme. Blend it with other shades of blue and touches of soft purple and accent it with white and cream for a dreamy effect perfect for a bedroom or meditation space. This effect even works well in offices to tone down work-related tension.