The Complete Guide To Decorating With Blue

Last Updated on September 9, 2022 by SampleBoard

Learn your way around the blue interior color trend

When it comes to color, blue is one of the all-time interior classics. The color blue is always relevant as its wide range of hues offers so much diversity, making it easy for us to keep finding fresh and exciting alternatives to the overused shades of previous seasons.

The color blue also remains a firm Pantone fave as seen in multiple colors of the year choices namely Serenity Blue, Dazzling Blue and Classic Blue back in 2020.

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Blue is the new black when it comes to interior design, and for good reason! This color has a wealth of both traditional and trendy options that can help you achieve a cohesive and stylish look in your home.

Here are four tips to help you get started with decorating in blue:

  • Use blue accents throughout your home. This could mean adding blue pillows to a chair, painting the walls a light blue, or using blue plates on your kitchen table.
  • Pair blue with neutrals. A neutral backdrop will help blue items pop while still keeping your space visually pleasing. Consider pairing blues with whites, blacks, or greys.
  • Use bolder shades of blue. If you want to go all out with the color, try using navy, royal blue, or cobalt blue instead of more subtle shades like baby blue or teal.
  • Stick to timeless designs. Blue isn't going to go out of style anytime soon, so choose styles that will look great for years to come. For example, choose vases or throws in navy or royal blue instead of trendy designs that may become outdated quickly.

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The color blue is evocative of the sea and the sky. It brings together the deepest depths of the ocean with the lightness of the seventh cloud. It stands for integrity, power, tranquility, and health, and is considered beneficial to the mind and body.

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In the world of business and interruptions, light blue helps us filter out the noise and focus on what truly matters. Light blue brings calm and a sense of stability we all desperately crave these days. It promotes healing and understanding and helps us switch to a more mindful mindset.

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Blue symbolizes trust and wisdom, confidence and... well, heaven. It endorses optimism and sparks happiness in its purest form. It’s ethereal and free like a toddler trying to catch the waves on a sunny afternoon.

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But it can also appear a bit cold and passive, which is why we encourage you to mix it with white, yellow, brown, terracotta, or red to create dynamics. 

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If you’re looking to add a splash of blue in your next interior project, wall paint probably seems like the most obvious pick. But don’t shy away from using bed linen, blue marble, velvet, drapes or wall art featuring blue hues.

Blue bedroom ideas

If you're looking for a way to add a pop of color to your bedroom, blue is a great option. This color can be versatile, so you can use it in many different ways. Here are some ideas for using blue in your bedroom:

  • Use blue as the dominant color in your room. This will create a cool, refreshing feel.
  • Add blue accents to other pieces of furniture or accessories in your room. This can make a small space look larger and more colorful.
  • Use blue textiles, like curtains or bedding, to create a calming effect.

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Blue living room ideas

When decorating your living room with blues, it’s important to think about the mood you want to create. Some tips for creating a blue living room interior decorating scheme are to mix different shades of blue together, use navy, charcoal and royal blue tones, and go for a more minimalistic look.

For accessories, try placing some light-blue flowers in a vase or using a few small light-blue candles on the mantelpiece. For a finishing touch, add some peaceful artwork depicting ocean waves or clouds in blues and greens.

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