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