Following a recent trip to Mykonos I really feel inspired to use blue in our next project, but which blue? A really dark blue can add some warmth to a room where as a pale blue can add a fresh lightness to a space.
If you don’t want to paint a whole room you could have the woodwork a dark blue and keep the walls light and airy. Or to really add the drama you could paint the ceiling in blue. Plus there are some lovely floral wallpapers out there to choose from too.
Be brave get experimenting!
A cobalt blue is fun and vibrant, however it is a tricky one to match so keep your scheme simple to really create a sense of calm and to transport yourself to Greece from your own living room, which with the current travel restrictions this is required!
Go for simple white walls with a blue sofa or accessories to really add that vibrancy. If you like the ‘beach hut’ vibe you could add some blue and white stripped fabric on either curtains or cushions with some ‘tongue and groove’ white paneling on a feature wall or the whole room if you feel brave.
However, we know lots of people have been adding quite bold colours to there homes during lockdown so to inject a splash of blue just add it as an accent colour.
Pink is the favourite colour at the moment, however don’t be afraid to add a pop of blue to instantly freshen up a pink room and give it punch. As shown here with this Habitat ‘Celine’ armchair in a blue velvet against Farrow and Ball ‘Setting Plaster’ paint.
Another option is to add this chair to a lovely green room, another popular colour at the moment, with some gold accessories to really make your room feel luxurious and opulent.
As I mentioned before dark blues also add some drama to a room and warmth. As shown in this project for a clients hallway where we transformed a boring white hall to a dark, warm, inviting entrance hall.
The perfect space to welcome your guests or instantly relax on your return home from a busy day at work.
A blue and white bathroom is the easiest room of the house to really enjoy this colour combination as shown here with this really dark blue, nearly black, vanity unit with a white marble top.
When using blue and white anywhere in your home keep the design simple and let the colours speak for themselves.
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