Because blue is a color that we come across every day when we look up at the sky it feels very familiar and that sometimes be interpreted as it being rather boring. While that may sometimes be the case, blue can also be a very exciting and inspiring color.
There are many exciting variations such as teal blue for instance or turquoise which really pop and look amazing in a variety of different contexts. Blue is a bold but also soothing color which can be easily paired with lots of other nuances. It generally lends well with brown and neutrals but it also looks lovely when complemented by yellow or orange. Let’s have a look at a few of ways in which you can add bright blue accents to your own home interior.
The living room is a space which makes it easy to play with various accent colors. One the options is to have a cool-looking coffee table. Since it would be a central piece for the room regardless, adding a bright color to it only helps to make it stand out more. Here you can see how cool the blue glass looks when the light from above projects the color onto the floor.
A couple of blue accent chairs can also make a living area pop. In order for this to look stylish and sophisticated, it would be a nice idea to keep the rest of the decor simple and neutral so the blue can contrast with the surroundings. Complement the chairs with a wooden floor, beige or ivory walls and other warm colors in general.
In cases where the room decor is already established for the most part or where using a bright color for the furniture would be a bit too much, focusing on the accessories can pay off. Consider a stylish blue divider if you have an open floor plan. It would look magnificent in combination with a neutral or earthy color palette.
If you have a kitchen with an island or an area with a bar and you want to bring a little bit of blue into it, consider turning your attention to the bar stools or the chairs. A similar design strategy can also be applied when decorating a dining room. Colored chairs placed around a simple table or a counter can look exquisite in a modern setting.
You don’t always have to limit yourself to using only one bright color in the design and decor of a space. Several bold nuances can be introduced in the room without clashing with one another. The bright blue table seems to be the focal point towards which all the other colorful elements gravitate in this case. The marble floor is a surprisingly pleasing detail.
As some of the decor ideas mentioned previously suggest, blue pairs nicely with beige and other neutrals but also looks great when other more eye-catching accent colors are introduced. For instance, you can play around with a few golden details just to add a bit of glamour to space and blue can be the accent color that balances out the decor.
Another really cool color combo to keep in mind is that of blue and yellow. These colors compliment each other in more than one way and they generally look great together even when they’re both bold and vibrant. You can see here a really chic sofa with rich blue and velvety upholstery and a lemon yellow chairs right next to it.
Blue suits these chairs really well, especially since they have such an interesting and eye-catching design. The blue seat and backrest help to emphasize the unusual geometry and the cool design and it blends nicely with the warm wood and plywood details. Furthermore, the gray floor really grounds this space in a modern and elegant manner.
Blue and other variations based on this color go really well with brown and beige and this is a wonderful example of that. The sofa is a stylish focal point for this living room setup and the chocolate brown ottoman and the accent pillows help to balance it out. Although there’s a lot going on here, the blue sofas manage to harmonize the room in a really pleasant way. Similar combinations can be incorporated into various other spaces.
Although blue is not a particularly bright color it can definitely help to brighten up a room. It can become a gorgeous accent color for social areas in general where it can be introduced in the form of various accessories and accent pieces. The area rug is the main source of color in this case. It has a simple but rich design which is elegantly continued throughout the room in more subtle forms.