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Poor Wedgwood blue. It fell in with the wrong crowd in the 1980s, and it’s still trying to distance itself from its peach- and mauve-checkered past. Yet with an updated palette and a contemporary sensibility, this much-maligned color — which takes its name from the iconic 18th-century pottery company that introduced it — feels reborn.

Rich, dusty blue is a hot paint color for 2012. And because Wedgwood is just a short jaunt away on the color wheel, the time is right for its star to rise. Check out these beautiful, totally fresh interpretations.

View the slideshow below for inspiration for incorporating this timeless hue into your decor…