indigo | keukenhof 2024

This year, designer Carien van Boxtel was inspired by the colour Indigo for the design of our JUB stand at Keukenhof.
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Indigo: colour and application

Indigo is a natural dye extracted from, among others,  the tropical plant Indigofera tinctoria. The main use of indigo is colouring jeans. However, the colour is also used to dye wool 'navy blue'. Indigo does not bind particularly strongly to the fibres in textiles, so wear and repeated washing cause the dye to slowly disappear from the fabric, creating sheet shades of blue.
Indigo is also used as a pigment in painting.
It is a slightly predominant blue colour, hinting at green.

Indigo: the meaning of blue

Blue represents both the sky and the sea and refers to open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, inspiration and sensitivity. Blue also represents depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith and intelligence. A field of blue flowers opens hearts and offers a sense of infinity and freedom.

Blue Flowers

Indigo is also a tribute to the garden philosopher, author and seed grower Rob Leopold (1942-2005), who published the beautiful book 'Blue Flowers', in which several garden architects, artists and writers express their love for blue flowers.
Inspired by the many shades of indigo, a wildly diverse mixture was chosen. The naturalising bulbs in particular set the blue tone, while the mauve and lilac shades of the tulips and the moon-yellow shades of the daffodils provide depth and colour contrast. This makes the enchanting blue stand out even more, like a night blue sky with moon and stars! gebruikt cookies om de website te verbeteren en te analyseren, voor social media en om ervoor te zorgen dat je relevante advertenties te zien krijgt. Als je meer wilt weten over deze cookies, klik dan hier voor ons cookie beleid. Bij akkoord geef je toestemming voor het gebruik van cookies op onze website.
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