Blue is Back! Decorating with Blue this Summer

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Decorating with Blue and White Makes Rooms Feel Crisp, Clean and Fresh


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.


  • Light and relaxed
  • Crisp and simple
  • Fresh and classic
  • Soft and feminine
  • Bold and dramatic
  • Sleek and modern


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

ShadesToYou 6/13/2012


Response to: Blue is Back! Decorating with Blue this Summer
Monday, September 10, 2012
David says:

That's a great way of decorating. I never thughot of grouping things in certain numbers. It does make your house look really good, so your on to something here. Love your color choices. I'm gonna remember this each time I move things around in my house. Can't wait for your next video, they always inspire me.

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