Outside of neutral colours decorating with shades of blue paint is the next easiest colour spectrum to work with.
The range of blues, from cool ice blue, to a deep as a night sky indigo, and every shade in between means that there is a shade and style to suit everyone’s taste.
Warm blues like ocean blue, slate or denim have a touch of red in their mix. This helps to give a welcome and cosy feel to a room, making them the perfect shades to choose for the kitchen, dining room and living room.
Cool blues like ice blue, cobalt and turquoise have yellow in their mix which helps push the walls back making a small room look bigger. Cool blues create an air of calm making them ideal for the bedroom. They are also said to encourage focus, so if you have a home office you’re thinking of decorating perhaps a cool blue shade will work for you. If you want a crisp, clean vibe to your bathroom, cool blues are the way to go!
You can’t go wrong decorating with shades of blue paint; it is one of the most versatile colours in the field.
Here are a few ideas for decorating with shades of blue paint that will get you ready to head off to the DIY store today…
Pale shades inspire calmness and relaxation. Team up with warm wooden flooring and neutral rugs, throws and pillows to create a bedroom look you will love.
Bold shades of sky blue or aqua bring fun and vitality to a child’s bedroom. Mix and match with other vibrant colours like orange or yellow, in bedding, lamps and flooring for a fun space.
Using very deep shades of blue can give a dramatic dignity to a study or a library (if you’re lucky enough to have one). The vivacious orange stools in this picture compliment the blue woodwork perfectly.
For a summer feel all year round pale blue walls and wooden floors will do the trick every time, you can almost smell the beach and the sea!
Add colour to a crisp white bathroom with a bright shade of blue. Or, if you have a large bathroom and feel daring, a dark navy or indigo will look stunning with white woodwork and fittings.
If your hallway is a little like a gallery with paintings and photographs. Painting the walls in a cool sky blue as a backdrop will really accentuate your artwork collection.