Stylish Ways To Add Bright Blue Color Accents To Your Home

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.

Whether you prefer one coffee table or you want to group up several of them, a little bit of color can look quite amazing hereView in gallery
Whether you prefer one coffee table or you want to group up several of them, a little bit of color can look quite amazing here

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. 

The combination of bright blue and brown is both soothing and exciting at the same timeView in gallery
The combination of bright blue and brown is both soothing and exciting at the same time

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. 

Blue is a color with a royal and sophisticated allure which looks amazing when paired with certain textures and finishesView in gallery
Blue is a color with a royal and sophisticated allure which looks amazing when paired with certain textures and finishes

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. 

These sculptural bar stools surround the entire counter with color and the result is a beautifully balanced room decorView in gallery
These sculptural bar stools surround the entire counter with color and the result is a beautifully balanced room decor

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. 

the blue dining table is complemented here with different types of chairs that have different colors and they all complement each other in harmonyView in gallery
the blue dining table is complemented here with different types of chairs that have different colors and they all complement each other in harmony

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. 

The more faded shade of blue has a soothing effect on this space and allows the golden accents to stand out a bit moreView in gallery
The more faded shade of blue has a soothing effect on this space and allows the golden accents to stand out a bit more

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. 

Bold color combinations based on blue and yellow are very refreshing and not as striking as you might thinkView in gallery
Bold color combinations based on blue and yellow are very refreshing and not as striking as you might think

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. 

The blue on the chairs add color and character to this space without interfering with the simplicity of the decor too muchView in gallery
The blue on the chairs add color and character to this space without interfering with the simplicity of the decor too much

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 brown look very natural and organic when placed side by side and that's because they're often seen together in natureView in gallery
Blue and brown look very natural and organic when placed side by side and that’s because they’re often seen together in nature

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.

It's important for an accent color, whether it's blue or something else, to look natural in a space and to not overwhelm the decorView in gallery
It’s important for an accent color, whether it’s blue or something else, to look natural in a space and to not overwhelm the decor

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.