I am always surprised when my clients tell me they never use anything blue in their home. Navy and white have always been a classic color combination dating back to the early days of our country when Indigo was king. Just think of those favorite blue jeans. Not only does it go with everything, everyone looks great in navy blue. It is softer than black but with just as much drama and elegance. Blue skies, blue water, blue jeans, I am a big fan of the color blue especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Blue is popping up everywhere from cars to cabinets, from clothing to home accessories. There are so many options on how to use blue in your home’s interior. Here are some examples of rooms designed by Thyme & Place Design for our clients in northern New Jersey.
Wondering how to use blue in your home? Here are some ideas.
Not sure you are ready for an entire room of it, try an accent wall. Two of my favorite rich blues are Hale Navy HC 154 and Marine Blue 2059-10 both from Benjamin Moore. In the photo below of a dressing room I designed, Marine Blue is the accent wall with bright pops of color in the accessories and crisp white woodwork . My last blog tells you how to use accessories like these. Just follow the link! Bringing Color and Pattern into your Home
Mystical Magical Blue!
Blue is finding its way into the cabinetry world as well. This beautiful bar is painted a soft blue with grey undertones. Paired with wood accents, it takes on a custom furniture feel.
Color experts explain that the color blue can have a direct effect on your moods.
Crisper blues are considered to help focus, perfect for an office or a student’s study area Softer blue is considered a relaxing color which can lower blood pressure and is very calming. Have trouble sleeping? Try a pale blue on your bedroom ceiling. In Feng Shui, the color blue is thought to bring the energy of calm and peace, as well as an overall sense of relaxation and healing.
Another Tip on How To Use Blue In Your Home’s Interior
Try a rich navy blue furniture piece. This stunning blue console is the perfect accent piece in this beautiful master bath. The contrast of the blue against the tiles is very crisp and clean. Just add some white towels and voila!
Go ahead and give it a try. I am sure you will have some fun discovering your own ways to use blue in your home’s interior.
Thyme & Place Design is one of the leading high-end kitchen design and bathroom design firms in Northern New Jersey. We provide an unmatched level of beauty, detail, and quality in luxury kitchens, bathrooms and built-in cabinetry for discerning homeowners in Saddle River, NJ; Ridgewood, NJ; Allendale, NJ; Franklin Lakes, NJ and the surrounding area.