Blue is the colour of 2020, and it’s surprisingly versatile

From dark and dreamy to pale and interesting, there’s a shade of blue to suit every mood

Blue is the interior colour of 2020, as demonstrated by Riviera Collection at Lelievere Middle East

While feeling blue might be a negative, decorating our home with the hue is positively on our agenda for 2020. Associated with all things calm, the shade can help instil a sense of serenity into your home.

But don’t be fooled into thinking the colour blue is two dimensional or overly-masculine – there are many ways to infuse it into your interior design. Just take a look at our guide to nailing the trend in 2020 and beyond:

Statement shades

Rich blue sofa with a comforter on it
Royal blue furniture become the statement feature in your neutral room. Image credit: Mas Paints

Choose a rich, royal blue for a statement piece, such as a sofa, and surround it with a toned-down palette. An intense, vibrant blue adds a summery feeling to your interiors, while a complementary mix of milky whites, dusky pinks and greys or pastels are pretty and easy to live with.

Nisrine El Lababidi Moghraby, design director at Harf Noon Design Studio advises: “Create a relaxed luxe feel with different shades and texture, such as deep blue velvet seating, soft throws and accents of brass throughout the room.

Calm bedrooms

Grey bed with blue sheets and pillows
Grey bed with blue sheets and pillows. Image credit: JYSK

Set the tone for a place to unwind with some serene shades. Blue hues transport us to gorgeous landscapes and seascapes. Combine blue with white for a classic Santorini-inspired coastal colour scheme for a relaxed holiday vibe.

The secret to a tranquil vibe in the bedroom is in layering and if you prefer to move away from a Mediterranean scheme, combine blue with grey for a cosy, moody style.

Walls that wow

Image credits: The Alchemy of Colour collection at Zoffany and Close to Heaven wallpaper at Mr Perswall

If you want to transform a blank wall, there are an abundance of solutions beyond just painting it. A wallpaper with an unexpected motif will liven up a space in an instant, while tiles can be used for a fresh, bold look and artworks  add a touch of vibrancy. Blue has the unique quality of being simultaneously dynamic and calming.

“A feature wall gives a room a more adventurous vibe,” says Linda Dekkers, interior stylist and founder of Live Loud Girl.

See more of the latest interior trends here.

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