An Interior Design Tribute to Blue

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Blue is a favorite among many for home interiors
Blue is a favorite among many for home interiors (myvibemylife)

Blue is the hot color of the moment, but it has been a long-time favorite for many.  Blue is a versatile color that can create various moods in a room.  Soft blues are calming and serene.  Turquoise evokes island waters.  Navy blue is a classic neutral.  Deep, violet blues and cobalt are striking and bold.  Let’s explore blue in its many variations and pay tribute to its versatility and classic beauty.

Beautiful blue dining room
Beautiful blue dining room (thekenzers)
Blue appeals in many interior uses
Blue appeals in many interior uses (homivo)

Light blue is peaceful and serene, reminding us of the sky on a bright, clear day.  It is fresh and delicate.  You instantly feel at ease when you enter a room that is designed with this softer blue.  Mixed with gray or ivory, light blue is luxurious and modern.  Paired with crisp white, light blue is refined and elegant.

Soft blue wallpaper and fabrics
Soft blue wallpaper and fabrics (getitcut)
Soft blue sofa blends seamlessly with pale blue walls
Soft blue sofa blends seamlessly with pale blue walls (HGTV)
Beautiful blue enhances this bathroom
Beautiful blue enhances this bathroom (mesopotamianmarine.blogspot)
Calming blues enhance this space
Calming blues enhance this space (meddiodesign)
Restful light blue bedroom
Restful light blue bedroom (home-designing)
Beautiful blue and gray color combination
Beautiful blue and gray color combination (download3dhouse)
Powder blue walls create a peaceful, airy vibe in this room
Powder blue walls create a peaceful, airy vibe in this room (4betterhome)

Deeply saturated blues like navy, cobalt, indigo and royal set the scene for drama.  When you enter a room of these rich colors, you feel enveloped.  When walls are covered in one of these magnificent shades of blue in a gloss paint, they have a beautiful luster that is striking in a room.

Rich cobalt blue walls
Rich cobalt blue walls (homedit)
Rich blue enhances this dining room
Rich blue enhances this dining room (inspiringinteriorsideas)
Dark blue accent wall and blue and white accessories distinguish this room
Dark blue accent wall and blue and white accessories distinguish this room (decoist)
Shimmering blue walls and furniture add glamour to this room
Shimmering blue walls and furniture add glamour to this room (Sherrill Canet Interiors via Washingtonpost.com)
Deep cobalt blue makes a dramatic backdrop
Deep cobalt blue makes a dramatic backdrop (decoist)
This dark and moody blue is a beautiful treatment for this room
This dark and moody blue is a beautiful treatment for this room (trendier)
White cabinets against dark blue walls create a stunning contrast
White cabinets against dark blue walls create a stunning contrast (ihomeids)
Navy blue walls enhance this space
Navy blue walls enhance this space (mindyschroder)
Beautiful royal blue accents this bedroom
Beautiful royal blue accents this bedroom (homedit)
Dark blue with gray and silver makes for a sophisticated palette
Dark blue with gray and silver makes for a sophisticated palette (avidprodesign)

Turquoise blue is often associated with an island style of decorating, but it has so many other variations.  Turquoise is a striking color on its own but when combined with vibrant coral, pink and red, it truly shines.

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Light turquoise blue creates a soothing room
Light turquoise blue creates a soothing room (interiorsbycolor)
Turquoise blue provides a stunning backdrop
Turquoise blue provides a stunning backdrop (interiorsbycolor)
Turquoise and gold reflect well in this dining room
Turquoise and gold reflect well in this dining room (decorpad)
Clean and crisp turquoise room
Clean and crisp turquoise room (lushome)
Deep turquoise gloss paint shines
Deep turquoise gloss paint shines (imactoy)
Varying shades of turquoise creates dimension
Varying shades of turquoise creates dimension (ontrus)
Bright pink and browns contrast nicely with turquoise walls
Bright pink and browns contrast nicely with turquoise walls (idesigninterior.net)

Aside from light, dark and turquoise blue, there are hundreds of other tones that range from gray-blue, green-blue and every combination in between.  Combine with purple, red, green, silver, gray, brown, ivory or pure white for interiors that are pure artistry.

Blue and gray interior
Blue and gray interior (wallofinterior.co)

 

Various shades of blue combine for a beautiful room
Various shades of blue combine for a beautiful room (Pinterest)
Lovely blue chairs adorn a dining room table
Lovely blue chairs adorn a dining room table (decorpad)
Various blues with red accents highlight this room
Various blues with red accents highlight this room (insideinside.org)
Denim blues and browns appeal
Denim blues and browns appeal (garrisonhullinger)
Beautiful blue-tiled bath
Beautiful blue-tiled bath (varrell)
Royal blue walls enhance this traditional space
Royal blue walls enhance this traditional space (decosee)
Bright blue room
Bright blue room (picsdecor)
Bright blue cabinets make this kitchen a bold standout
Bright blue cabinets make this kitchen a bold standout (denizhome.co)
Lovely blue walls enhance this room
Lovely blue walls enhance this room (interiorsbystudiom)
Lovely teal enhances this bedroom
Lovely teal enhances this bedroom (homedesignlover)
Blues combined with purple enhances this room
Blues combined with purple enhances this room (housetohome.co.uk)

Blue is a classic color.  It can fade into the background or it can brighten up a room, depending on the shade or tint.  Try combining bright pink with turquoise, gray with navy blue, yellow with cobalt and watch your rooms transform.  Go for the classic blue and white for a clean, fresh look.  Add touches of bright green for an update to this scheme.  Try blue in one of its many variations and experiment with other colors to contrast.  Blue is here to stay.

 

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