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Published on : September 25, 2021 13:18

The Colour Blue

The Colour Blue

Edward Mellor blue as we like to call it, has a number of uses within our business colour pallet but it has got us thinking about what colours go with blue that will suit home décor.

We quickly found that it doesn’t really matter what shade of blue you use as most colours will always work fabulously together.

Blue is a representation of the sky and the sea and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, inspiration, and sensitivity giving harmony and peace. Blue can also reduce stress and create a sense of relaxation tranquillity and calm.

Acting as a neutral in some cases, blue pairs well with virtually every other colour, including vibrant hues like orange or red and more muted neutral tones like beige and grey.
Light blue looks great with yellow and shades of pink. Royal blue looks great with bold colours such as red, white, pale pink and yellow. Baby blue looks great with complementary colours such as white, grey, peach, pink, and dark blue. Sky blue looks great when paired with jewel tones, cream, white and gold.

Let Decorate!

Choosing the right shade of blue for your room’s décor depends on two things:

  1. The direction of light entering the room
  2. The ambience you want to create

A north or east-facing room will have a lack of natural warm daylight so in order for the room to become welcoming choosing blue with warm tones will be needed (turquoise) but if the room is facing south or west the room will naturally have the warmer light so you can then look towards cooler tones of blue.

Next is the ambience of the room, do you want it to be cosy and snuggly or light and airy. Remember the darker blue tones will make a room feel more intimate particularly at night more so than a light blues.

Mixing up your décor with blue is easy to achieve using layering, textures and pattern mixing remember to feature different shades and complementary tones. Creating a relaxing and calming room in your home. Most colours will sit well with blue but introducing into your colour palette warmer shades like oranges, reds and yellows will really ignite warmth into the room, whilst mixing with white and pale blues will create elegance and magnify natural daylight.

Looking at going bold with your colours look as dark blues, denim or sapphires with the settees and rugs allowing depth with patterned fabrics. Even turning to feature pieces of furniture by painting the inside of a deep glass cupboard with dark blue paint, leaving the shelving white creating a contrast which then becomes ideal for displaying ornaments.

Avoid grey with blue as this will make a room feel cold!

Which room shall I use blue in?

Kitchen: blue is a great colour for a kitchen and works well on kitchen cabinets and walls. If you just want to add a splash of blue tones think about adding blue tiles or accessories and keeping the rest of your kitchen décor neutral. To keep your kitchen feeling warm look at replacing fittings like door handles and sink taps into gold or brass then add a splash of blue to work cabinets or walls.

Bedroom: Blue is an adaptable colour depending on the shade of blue – be it welcoming and warm or cool, moody and dramatic. Blue then becomes an ideal choice for bedroom décor whereby it can create a serene atmosphere.

Living Room: Blue is a popular colour for living rooms. Blue is great for the room that brings everyone together and it will have a calming, stabilising effect on your home. There are many shades of blue, and they all go well with neutrals like browns and creams.

Hallway: For a hallway especially if you are tight for space using neutral colours will ensure the hallway feels light and airy. Using light and mid-tone shades of yellow, green, pink and blue pastel colours to inject subtle colour that feels cheery and uplifting.

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