One look at blue grotto and you’ll be thinking about the unforgettable Greek coastline or an escapade in Southern Italy. Blue grotto is named after the color often seen in small picturesque caves characteristic of these regions and, more specifically, after the Grotta Azzurra in Capri.
Like other blues, blue grotto is relaxing and is reminiscent of the ocean. This particular hue is also closely associated with romance, possibly because many romantic scenes in films often take place in small grottos in Italy—a country enamored with love.
Combine blue grotto with whites and desert sun for a Mediterranean feel, or build a monochromatic palette with it for a fresh and relaxing vibe.