Blue is the colour that reminds of the sky, of something so far away yet so close, something pure and light. It’s the colour of the water, the waves, thus something fresh. What’s so unique about this colour is that it can be used in any interior: classical, modern, marine and even hi-tech. Blue can calm down, tune you in for thinking or focus you to work.
Elegant and Rich: How to Bring Blue into Interior of Your Home
This colour “cools” down the temperature of the room, which is why this colour is used in rooms on the Southern side, and do not use in Northern rooms. Blue is quite often used in country houses and in seaside hotels, mixing it with white to get a marine interior. This combination reminds us of sea foam and the glitter on water. To get a full marine look, add something with stripes, like a little blue and white striped rug, or cushions with the same pattern or with sea stars or sea horses. The disadvantage of such a combination is the same as any where white is included: constant cleanness needs to be kept.
Even though blue combines with yellow, I wouldn’t recommend you to risk with them. First of all, it is quite difficult to choose the right tints of both colours for them to match. Secondly, sooner or later your eyes will get tired of such bold, bright and contrast colours. This mix is more suitable for offices or entertaining places, where similar combinations are preferred. If you still want to use yellow in your blue interior, try, for a start, yellow-brownish furniture. This is a more softened and calmed variation of blue-and-yellow. Blue and light brown have the unique quality of making an interior cosy and warm, but at the same time keeping an aristocratic and noble look.
For children’s bedrooms, blue can look good with almost any colour. Just make sure that one of those colours is dimmed down, as to not irritate your child’s eyes.
A great choice for a girl’s bedroom will be the duo of blue and “dead” red. This combination is also very advantageous in a financial way, since it is suitable for girls of all ages. You can even get a completely different effect just by changing bedclothes.
Blue also has some good news for people (especially females) that always want to keep in shape: this colour actually reduces your appetite! So freely use this colour in your kitchen! By the way, bold blue walls in the kitchen look much more better than sky blue ones, since it is easier to pick kitchen units to dark-blue walls.
Any shade of blue will work for bathrooms. The most lucky combinations are, of course, the traditional marine style – blue and white, and aquamarine, or simply blue and green.
Remember, that if you intend to paint your walls in a dark-blue shade, “cover” them with furniture or some accessories. That way you’ll avoid the risk of a depressing atmosphere made by the colour of the walls. By mixing dark blue with grey and black, be careful not to go too far, or else you won’t be able to be in that room without artificial illumination. This option may be more or less suitable in master bedrooms or conference halls.
Just like green, blue is a rare colour that can be used in everything in the room, furniture and accessories, by mixing different tints of it, so by using this rule, you are sure not to be blue.