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Blue Room Design

Baby Dot quilt by HAYFrom endless summer skies to the deepest, darkest oceans: blue is a colour that evokes calm and connects us with the beauty of nature. Blogger Brit Decor has inspired us to delve into the depths of blue and all its possibilities - from blue home accessories to the perfect colour pairings for your home.

Decorating with Blue

Whether you're feeling bold with a paintbrush or just want to add blue accents, you can create some impressive contrasts with this colour. Lighter, brighter blues will add a sense of cool to a room, perfect for warm summer months, while darker, night-sky blues can be intense and powerful when paired with the right accessories. Mike over at BritDecor set the Baby Dot Quilt by HAY against a crisp white background to create a punch of energy with cobalt blue. We love the effect he's created by combining lots of different blue tones with various accessories, and a stylish mix and match of textiles adds even greater depth. The perfect colour for an oasis hiding in a bustling city!

Fritz Hansen Serie 7 Trendy porcelain from Rosenthal The water colors of the Stockholm collection from Stelton

Blue Colour Pairings

As a rule, dark blues work excellently with soft pastels for an elegant look. Try a deep, shadowy blue against a powdery pink for a feminine touch, for example the Cafu Table Lamp by Georg Jensen atop the DLM Side Table in powder.
Dark navy combines beautifully with a gentle grey for a slightly nautical feel that exudes tranquility.
Alternatively, contrast a bright blue vase with fresh green leaves - dispelling the old adage "blue and green should never be seen" to the history books.
Depending on the colour nuance, blue can be styled to look cool or warm, sombre or extravagant. The possibilities are endless!

The Cafu series of Georg Jensen Harton Lucien Hocker Kähler Design Vase by hans-Christian Bauer

Blue Home Accessories

Wood and concrete accessories add bright and rough contrasts to smoky blue tones without pushing into the foreground, whereas stark white plastics or textiles create an airy feel with vibrant blues.

If you're starting with a neutral colour palette, the addition of blue accents is particularly effective. A room can quickly be transformed with carefully selected textiles such as curtains from Kvadrat or cushions by Marimekko. Small furnishings such as the Container Table by Pulpo or an ice bucket for your mini bar by Tom Dixon are an easy way to bring blue into your home.

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Add On Bank from Schönbuch Kastehelmi Drinking glass from Iittala in ultramarine blue
Paper Collective - Blue Moon Essey - Bin Bin Paper Basket Gradient collection by Södahl

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Article from the 2017-05-22, by Stephanie Marlow

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