25 Blue Color Scheme Trends 2018
A blue color scheme can be soothing or vibrant depending on the shade you use. Blue can be traditional or funky and it’s a good way to decorate a beach house, a casual room, or even a city loft.
A navy blue color can be an accent or an entire wall. Since it’s a dark color make sure that you get plenty of light in the space. Break up the room by installing wainscoting on half of the wall for a cottage or traditional room. Use large mirrors on the wall so it doesn’t become overwhelming and pair it with bright white or gold accent pieces.
It’s possible to do an entire room in a cobalt blue color scheme. The secret is to use pattern. Look for modern floral wallpaper that has cobalt on a lighter blue background. Match it with a rug in the same color scheme but a different pattern. The artwork should be oversized and mostly consist of a white background with a smaller blue image.
A light blue color isn’t just for a baby boy’s room. Try a periwinkle in a bathroom if lavender is too feminine for you. If you want to shy away from a neutral couch try a blue sofa. Keep the walls crisp white and put roman shades on the windows. A neutral background allows the blue furniture to be the star. Blue is also a surprising accent color, use it on pillows to update an existing sofa. Blue is a cool color so it can be calming. A blue bedspread may help you feel more relaxed and ready for sleep.
When used en mass blue may seem depressing or stuffy. If you want to paint the walls a solid blue color go modern with your design. Blue parson’s chairs add an unexpected element to a dining room table. Bring in brushed silver on the chandelier and mirrors and accent with an apple green, or lemon yellow. Sand tones will give the room more of a beach cottage look.
Some blue color shades can even be gender neutral. If you don’t want the basic pink girl’s nursery try a shade of turquoise. Bring in hot pink or orange accessories. This room will almost feel like a funky tween/teen space so your baby girl will really be able to grow into it.