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Dine In Blue
There has been lots of talk about the latest color trends - greenery is having a moment and millennial pink is the new neutral. But one color, the shade with the ultimate staying power, is also dominating color trends - blue. It may not come as a surprise that blue is consistently named as a favorite color of most people.
The shade, which easily ranges from warm to cool, is soothing, easy-going and refreshing in any interior. But today's blue rooms are more than relaxing. They are daring, bold, many times color-blocked spaces where the color is explored in many of its various hues. This dining room by Jaime Hayon is the perfect example of the new way to decorate with blue. From the walls to the ceiling, to the velvet dining room chairs, the color blue takes center stage in this cozy dining area.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Deep Blue Living Room
One of the reasons that blue works so well is the warmth that the shade can evoke. Dark blues are a wonderful alternative to stark black interiors. The shade has a depth to it and can warm up a room in a way that black cannot. Here, a living room painted in Pottery Barn's Naval shade is warm and cozy.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Cobalt Blue Bedroom
One of the best things about the color blue is that the shade comes in a variety of different hues. Navy, mint, cerulean, cobalt, and that's just to name a few. Here, a cobalt blue bedroom room in a dark, but bold shade, feels bright and energetic when married with other vibrant hues. Purple, pink, orange and yellow all look perfect against the deep cobalt color.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Layered Blue Living
Blue is fun to layer, but mastering layers of blue can be tricky for many designer enthusiasts. It's important to note that all shades of blue are not the same. Some can be cold and icy and others warm and inviting. When color-blocking a blue room, layer shades that have a relationship with each other. Here, the blue velvet sofa, side chairs, and the patterned rug are all in the same shade of blue. The colors speak to each other, allowing the lighter blue walls to work mainly as a neutral backdrop in this living room.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Pale Blue Walls
At the Hotel Le Montana in Paris, blue walls dominate this suite. The chalky shade is accentuated by black trim. To break up the color palette, pastel furnishings have been brought into the space. A pale sofa and mauve side chairs create a sophisticated color palette in this blue room.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Gray-Blue Living Room
Blue has the power to be a beautiful neutral. The shade can go dark, and become almost black, or light, and sometimes read as a gray. In this pale blue living room, blue-gray walls add a sophisticated touch to the space. With just a hint of the cool shade, the color energizes and updates an otherwise traditional interior and beautifully complements the fireplace.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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Navy Blue Bedroom
Blue isn't just for the living area. The color is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing bedroom retreat. In this bedroom, the moody navy blue hue perfectly accompanies many of the other dark shades in the space. A complement to the blacks and grays in this bedroom, the neutral shade is one that certainly works well with others. This chalky shade of Navy Yard from AphroChic's Brooklyn In Color collection is also available as chalkboard paint. Another great way to use blue in an interior.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Tile In Shades of Blue
The walls in this living nook are painted a minty blue. The color is accentuated by a series of floor tile by Moroccan company, Popham Design. Hexagonal tiles in navy, mint, and aqua, bring the color blue from the walls down to the floor of this space.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Cool Color Blocking
In this refined living area, blue has been expertly color-blocked in this interior. From the sofa to the walls and even the drapery, shades of cool light blue play off of each other in the space. To ground the soft color palette, beautiful cream rugs break up the color block. as shades of gold are used to add warmth to the cool hues.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Moody Blue Bedroom
Moody blue bedrooms are a favorite trend. Dark shades of Basquiat Blue and Black Star are a perfect match for this deep color. These dark shades of blue come to life when paired with soft pastels and neutrals. Pale lilac and white create a cool contrast against the dark blue walls in this bedroom.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Blue and Copper
When looking to beautifully design a blue room, it's important to find other shades that you can pair the color with. In this room, blue-on-blue living is warmed by rich metallics. Copper lighting adds a shimmer to the dark color palette.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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A Tailored Palette
A contemporary living room takes on a sophisticated air in a color palette of dark blue and lilac. Walls in a lighter shade of the hue are the perfect backdrop to the dark velvet seating and bold artwork.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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In this dining room, cool contrast is the trick to making this shade of blue shine. Ebony stained floors and dark wood furnishings stand out against turquoise walls and drapery. The rich color palette makes this one cool dining room.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Blue Panels in Bedroom
In the bedroom, wood paneling takes on a whole new life with color. Rather than dark hardwood, here it's been painted a rich royal blue that literally shines in this bedroom. Paired with complementary shades like dark brown, the blue bedroom wall is the ultimate statement piece.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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A Rich Blue Color Palette
This tranquil blue dining room is brought to life by a deep shade. The color has depth on the wall, so deep that you feel as if you could reach out and touch it. The tactile shade is enriched by warm woods and a colorful painting that marries the color palette in the dining room.