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Riding the Wave: How to Incorporate Blue Into Your Living room Design

Blue is a timeless and versatile color that can create a wide range of moods in a room. From serene and calming to bold and dramatic, blue can work in any space, from traditional to modern.

If you're considering incorporating blue into your interior design, here are some tips to help you ride the wave.


Picture from Don Freeman

1. Determine the Shade of Blue

There are many shades of blue, so it's important to determine which one best fits your interior design goals. Lighter shades of blue, such as baby blue or sky blue, are great for creating a calming and soothing atmosphere. Darker shades, such as navy or royal blue, can add a touch of drama and sophistication.


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2. Utilize Blue as an Accent

If you're hesitant to go all out with blue walls or furniture, start by using blue as an accent color. Blue throw pillows, curtains, or statement pieces like a rug or artwork can make a big difference in transforming a room's atmosphere.

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3. Consider Mixing and Matching Blue with Other Colors

When incorporating blue into your interior design, consider pairing it with other colors with a complementary or contrasting hue. For instance, soft blues can be matched with whites or grays, while brighter blues can be paired with yellows, oranges or greens.

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4. Experiment with patterns

Blue patterns like stripes, floral prints, or geometric designs can add visual interest to any room. You could add a blue patterned wallpaper to one wall or choose a blue patterned area rug. You can also mix and match different blue patterns for a playful and eclectic look.

Picture from Michael Partenio

5. Use blue as a focal point

One of the easiest ways to incorporate blue into your living room design is to paint the walls blue. A light blue shade can create a serene and calming ambiance. If you’re not ready to commit to an entire room of blue walls, consider a statement wall painted in a bold shade of blue.

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