Color Game : The Dark Side of Blue

August 11, 2019

 

 

I'll admit it.  I've got a mad crush on those smokey, dark blues I keep seeing.  Moody and dramatic, a house full of blues would be an interesting way to live.  But where? Somewhere sunny like Palm Springs where it hit 121 on Monday?  Would dark blues make you feel cool?  If a whole house of blues seems a bit much, how about a blue single room?  Maybe a house of neutral interiors, a bit of blue here and there. Concentrated dark blue just in the dining room or guest bath or principal bedroom.  Or perhaps a single piece of furniture, modernized in inky blue.  With many options, let's take a look at some beautiful blues.

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Think of darks blues as neutrals.

 thechromologist.com

 

Natural leather pairs well with a moody blue living room.

domino.com

 

 A mid-century chandelier glows in this dining room.

elledecoration.se

 

Don't you love this Swedish kitchen?

honestlywtf.com


Dark blue cabinetry contrasts with marble and neutral walls.

thefathydrangea.com


A laundry room anchored in dark blue.

carterwellslondon.com

 

Brass pops against inky walls in this English bathroom.

colourfulbeautifulthings.co.uk

 

Tongue-and-groove walls get an update.

pinterest.com

 

Blue+white transferware against a navy wall.

 

pinterest.com

 

A luxurious indigo velvet chair.

 

artandhome.net

 

One wall faux plastered in denim blue.

domino.com

 

Another dramatic wall in a neutral apartment. 

thewhitedresser.com

 

A midcentury dresser modernized with updated hardware and glorious blue paint.

bloglovin.com

 

A mudroom in a timeless blue.

cheve-roge.com

 

Cost investment for inky blue rooms?  A few gallons of paint and some elbow grease. Why not try something dramatic?  After all, we only go around once.

PS.  In our rooms, a smokey blue loveseat (Wayfair.com, now discontinued).  I had always planned to slipcover it in white duck, but now I'm not so sure.

 

top photo : makingitlovely.com

 

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