Saturday, April 25, 2015

Decorating With Shades Of Blue

Ask anyone who knows me well enough and they will vouch for the fact that my absolute favourite colour to decorate with are shades blues . Whether it’s a light, aqua blue, or a dark, teal tone, I absolutely adore the richness of the colour blue. Now that winter seems to be loosening its grasp and signs of spring are beginning to crop up, what better way to liven up your home than with some bright pops of colour? 

I know some people who are resistant to decorating with anything but neutrals, and I also know people who find shades of blue to be too cold or icy, but what I always say to them is that you just have to find the right tone and work with a variety of textures to create the warmth and character your home needs.

In fact, one of the most beautiful ways to effectively utilize blue tones in your home is to mix it with neutrals (colours) and naturals (textures). By that I mean neutral tones like sand and ecru, and natural textures like soft linens, wicker, and greenery. When decorating a room using shades of blue, the first decision you have to make is whether or not you want it to grace your walls. 

If you do decide to commit to painting your walls a beautiful shade of blue, you’ll want to keep the rest of your room fairly neutral, with only a few accent pieces to compliment your walls. If you decide that perhaps you want to keep your walls neutral, you can still have lots of fun by playing with the colour in more unconventional ways. A blue couch anyone?

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