Decorating with Blue and White Makes Rooms Feel Crisp, Clean
Calm and classic, bold and dramatic, and more. The choice is
yours, depending on the shades of blue you select.
From sky blue to navy black to sapphire and everything in
between, blue is back. Such is the versatility of the color we call “blue” and
the many shades available that all the phrases below describe the feelings you
can create based on a decorating scheme focusing on blue.
Robins egg blue, periwinkle, teal, powder blue, peacock –
even the names evoke a mood without seeing the actual home decorating items you
can purchase. Blue plays well with many shades, including canary yellow, apple
green, tomato red, chocolate brown and inky black. And think about it… summer
is the perfect time to start decorating with blue and white because these
colors remind us of water and the sky. Blue and white work perfectly for your
outdoor rooms, decks and patios, and look beautiful around swimming pools or if
you have a beach house.
You can go all the way with blue as your principal
decorating color or use it as a stunning accent. Blues look especially nice in
crisp linens and cool cottons, and in all types of patterns – including
stripes, florals, paisleys, toiles and plaids. Accessorize with Asian ginger
jars and garden seats, and pair blues with dark wood furniture, such as cherry
or mahogany. Blue also works well with neutral creams and taupes, as a
variation from blue and white.
Whether your design preference is ultra-formal, beachy
casual, or soft and romantic, be all in with blue and whit on your next
decorating project. It’s a versatile color scheme to create exactly the
interior feel you want.
Source: Hunter Douglas, 2012