Last week’s look at the use of concrete in the home directed me towards a more relaxed look at the color palette. Today we’re going to focus on blue – not the retro, upbeat aqua that we’ve discussed before, but true blues from sky blue to cobalt to navy. Blue tones signify serenity and intellectualism, and can bring a sense of peace and calm to your interiors. Even a bright cobalt blue evokes thoughts of water and purity.
All of these variations of blue can be used throughout the home, especially when paired with neutral backgrounds of white, grey, beige or brown, including stained wood. As long as there is enough of your neutral, mixing different shades of blue can be a great way to find variety and texture within a limited color palette. And don’t forget that depending on the blue you choose, that shade can become your neutral color, adding pops of orange, green or yellow to accent your space. The sky’s the limit!
(above) Reclaimed Blue Board Cabinets