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The Blue Colour Trend in Interior Design

May 31, 2014

Interior designers love working with colours that are trendy in order to create dynamic spaces that are both attractive and functional. One of the top colours that designers are using right now is blue, so incorporating various shades of this colour into your home or office will bring a modern vibe into it and invoke the qualities that are associated with blue. And if you want to create a soothing environment that will stimulate your mind and improve your ability to communicate what you are feeling, definitely consider adding blue to your interior design concepts.

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Interested in some of the many ways that designers are using the colour blue this year to breathe new life into otherwise drab spaces? Continue reading to learn more.

Mix and Match the Right Shades of Blue

Blue can be an intense colour when used throughout the majority of a room, no matter what size it is. Therefore, mixing varying shades of blue is a great way to not only break up the monotony of a using one colour but also make the space more calming rather than stimulating. You can also use various patterns in your blue furniture, accessories, and wallpaper so that you can provide enough contrast within a room while still keeping the colour the focal point.

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Use Dark Blue with Caution

Darker shades of blue are certainly alluring, but they need to be used correctly. Too much dark blue in a room can make it feel darker and smaller than it really is. Gold, yellow, and other bright hues pair perfectly with darker blues, so add these in the form of furniture, accessories, window treatments, rugs, etc. This is how you can enjoy a darker blue without overdoing it.

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Also, if you are going to have deep blue walls, you may want to contrast them with pale furniture in off-white. In the same way, if you have a lot of blue furniture in a room, try to add accents that are paler or cream coloured to break it up while maintaining a soothing appearance. If you want to go in a different direction, though, you can also use dark brown wood to ground blue colours throughout a space.

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Pale Blue and Orange = A Perfect Combination

Paler shades of blue pair perfectly with rich, bold colours like orange. So if you have blue walls, incorporate orange throughout the space in the form of accessories or window treatments and artwork. Side-by-side, pale blue also goes really well with paler shades of gold. Experiment with pairing these shades together to see what works best in your space and what brings you the most comfort or stimulation, depending upon the mood you are hoping to achieve in that room.

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Blue Contrasted by Crisp White

Yet another great way to incorporate blue into a room without overdoing it is by using blue wallpaper or paint on the walls but adding bright white trim throughout. Decorating the windows and ceiling with these white lines will really make the blue stand out and provide great contrast. Again, when it comes to blue, which can be overpowering, it is all about balance, and white is a great way to bring some balance to a space that is flooded with blue walls.

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Accent Blue Wall

Blue can also serve as a great colour option for those who want to incorporate an accent wall into a dining room, living room, playroom, finished basement, or bedroom. Choose your favourite shade of blue, from pale baby blue to deep navy blue. It really depends upon your personality and design preferences. And being that this is just going to be an accent wall, you can go bold and then tone it down and balance it out with a shade on the other three walls that pairs perfectly with it.

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When it comes to using blue in your home or in your workspace, there are plenty of creative ways to incorporate this beautiful and playful colour in the form of accessories, furniture, artwork, and wall and window treatments, so have fun and let your creativity soar.

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