Thursday, June 6, 2013

Decorating Interiors With The Color Blue

Blue is always high on the list when people are asked their favorite color. Friendly and fresh, blue is a color that appeals to both genders. It doesn't feel too sweet, and it doesn't feel too masculine

Pale blue is simple, carefree, and a perennial favorite in decorating circles because of its freshness and clarity, especially when paired with crisp white woodwork. Navy, ocean blue, teal, aqua, ice, cobalt, –there are so many variations of blue. A go to hue, blue is easy to decorate with and, more importantly, to live in without quickly becoming weary of it. And this perennial favorite can be used almost anywhere!

Blue, being a primary color, is relatively safe to use with any other colors, but this blog post's focus is on blue as a leading color. Enjoy!

Warm calming blues, like the shade shown here (or like denim, ocean blue, or slate blue), contain hints of red. Color experts say they advance, or come toward you, so they help make a room feel cozier.

Decorators often like warm blues in social spaces, like the living room, the kitchen, or the dining room.

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Bedrooms are places of relaxation so a calming shade of blue is a good choice for this room.

Blue is a timeless and perennial color that when used correctly can create outstanding interiors.

Mixing patterns can be a challenge but aren’t your interiors more charming with wonderful patterns that add visual interest and contrast? There are so many lovely blue patterns out there to have fun with.

This beautiful piece painted in rich blue becomes the automatic focal point of this room. As you can see it immediately brings a calming effect.

Keeping a blue color palette in mind is key as not all blues need to be the exact same shade when decorating. Rather, a range of blues and whites in varying degrees of darks and lights is just what you need.

You can choose neutral colored walls and put the blue emphasis on your furniture.

Or you can choose to saturate both your walls and furniture in blue. Either way makes for striking interiors.

Don't forget the wallpapered room. There are many styles and patterns of paper to help you create an amazing blue interior.

Blue is the perfect color for a Chinoiserie style room

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Bathrooms tend to be smaller spaces but don't be afraid to use blue. Dark colors visually recede, making something that’s dark look further away than it really is. Take advantage of that and decorate your bath with your favorite shade of blue.

This is another pretty shade of blue that would create a relaxing bathroom.

Dining rooms look lovely in blue. This mural is soft blues and greens and the creamy white trim work create an inviting, clean palette.

Phoebe and Jim Howard

Remember the ceiling and try a contrast of blue there.

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One way to decorate with blue is to keep the background pure with the same color on all four walls and add unexpected pops of blue through the use of furniture and accessories.

Again, don't be afraid of darker blues they can actually help a small space look bigger while bringing a sense of coziness at the same time. 

For a more sophisticated look, try pairing dark blues and browns. This color combination also works well for a tropical colonial style interior.

When you choose a darker blue it will not be as calming, it will be more dramatic and unique.

Blue works well with the rest of the primary colors in varying hues for an elegant......

or energized interior. It all depends on the shades you choose.

Using light color blues will give you a feeling of tranquility. It will be a room in your home that you will want to go to in and relax.

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Use soft blue accent pieces, such as lamps, pillows, throws, and spreads with dreamy creamy walls to create a wonderful relaxing room.

Here a lovely mixture of different shades of blue makes for an eye pleasing and interesting room.

Paint walls an airy blue and balance them with crisp-white trim and dark wood tones. Introduce more color with bedding and artwork.

Whether you want a room to feel sophisticated and calm......

or chic and dramatic......

the color blue you choose will set the mood every time you and your guests grace the space.

When it comes to picking blue paint colors for your home, there’s no right or wrong......

it’s all about finding the right hue for you. So don’t simply settle for those trendy tones—find the shades that best impress you and the calming atmosphere you wish to create.

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Lisa Farmer

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