Some time ago we looked at our umbrellas by colour theme, and one of our choices was the colour blue. Throughout history blue has been both tantalising and elusive; it is a colour that surrounds us (in the sky, at the sea) but keeps its distance. It also has calming and relaxing properties and is a colour which can be both warm and cold. It has also historically been a pigment that was much prized as it was so difficult to obtain. So it therefore became associated with wealth and expense, becoming one of the most opulent colours that people could possess and display. To wear blue connoted privilege.
A gender disparity exists too, particularly in Anglo-American culture, where it is viewed as the colour for boys, with little girls dressed in pink. However, this is a very recent phenomenon, only arising in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Before that the colour association had been the reverse, with blue seen as the more delicate and soft colour. Nevertheless, this disparity is lessening these days, and we are seeing both sexes embracing both colours.
Today we thought we would look at more deep blue tones in our umbrellas. From navy colours that can almost look black, to the deepest marine blues, these colours can be quite striking and when combined with complementary or contrasting colours, it can create a fantastic look. So without further ado, we have compiled our favourite umbrellas that use deep blues to beautiful effect. Some of these are new ranges at Brolliesgalore for Autumn 2014
too, so be sure to snap them up before they disappear from our shop this season!
Deep Blue Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore
Superslim Mini Folding Umbrella - Watercolour Fusion
The NEW Watercolour Fusion Superslim Umbrella By Fulton Umbrellas
features a stunning watercolour flower border on a blue canopy, soft touch handle and elasticated blue wrist strap. Manual opening with special frame construction designed to withstand inversion in normal wind conditions. To revert to its normal shape, close then open the umbrella. Rustproof frame, reinforced for extra strength. 3 stage exceptionally lightweight aluminium & fibreglass frame - 6 ribs. High performance lightweight polyester fabric. Extremely compact, only 3cm wide yet still opens to full size.
- Manual opening, 3 stage lightweight aluminium & fibreglass frame - 6 ribs
- Rustproof frame, reinforced for extra strength
- Special frame construction designed to withstand inversion in normal wind conditions
- High performance lightweight polyester fabric
- Extremely compact, only 3cm wide yet still opens to full size
- Length including handle 22cm
- Span when open approx 86cm
- Weight 145g
Kensington Umbrella Walking Length - Midnight Blue
The Midnight Blue Kensington Walking Length Umbrella
is a fabulous new design at Brolliesgalore. This is a gorgeous ladies full length walking umbrella from Fulton, featuring a plain fabric canopy in a dark, midnight blue with wooden crook handle, shaft, tips and ferrule, with black ribs. Manual opening, lightweight and strong fibreglass construction. Large canopy approx 100cm diameter when open, elegant, plain fabric design.
- Manual opening, lightweight and strong fibreglass construction
- High performance Polyester fabric
- Dark brown wooden shaft, crook handle, tips and ferrule
- Length including handle 90cm
- Span when open approx 100cm
- Weight 390g
Fantasia Navy/White Polka Dots Double Canopy Luxury Umbrella by Pasotti
If you really want to treat yourself to ultimate quality and design this season, be sure to try the stunning Fantasia Navy/White Polka Dots Double Canopy Luxury Umbrella by Pasotti.
This ultra-smart umbrella is made from the finest Italian polyester satin, the outer canopy is a plain navy and underneath are delightful white polka dots on a navy background. It has a silver gilt manual metal frame, and a quality clear plexiglass crook handle with a dark blue interior. The umbrella is held furled by a unique silver gilt ring, so the look of the umbrella is not spoiled by a loose fastening band when open.
- Manual opening, silver gilt metal frame
- Quality clear plexiglass crook handle with a blue interior
- Held furled by a unique silver gilt ring
- Made in Italy
- Length including handle 90cm
- Span when open approx 96cm
- Weight 570g