How to Use Blue in Your Interior

1st July 2021

Blue interior design ideas appeal to the broadest range of people as it's the most universally appreciated colour. The simple fact is the positive connotations far outweigh the negatives. This makes it ideal for home decorating.

A calming and stimulating shade, blue has been proven to help with mental clarity, lowering the heart rate, and inspiring creativity. Here's our favourite ways to use it in interior designs.



"A colour between green and violet, like the sea and sky on a clear day."

Duck Egg Blue Room Ideas

Duck egg blue rooms make calm and soothing spaces through their bluish-green shade. This makes it a a great base for using in rooms where you want to kick-back and relax.

Pair this tone with darker shades on luxurious fabrics, like velvet, for an opulent finish. Whilst coupling it with red creates a modern colour clash. Coral, on the other hand, gives a youthful twist to this classic.

Romantic Duck Egg Blue Bedroom with Mural Feature WallRomantic Duck Egg Blue Bedroom with Mural Feature Wall
Blue Damask FabricBlue Damask Fabric
Blue Paisley WallpaperBlue Paisley Wallpaper
Little Greene Paint - Celestial BlueLittle Greene Paint - Celestial Blue

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Indigo Blue Room Ideas

Indigo is a darker shade that falls between blue and purple. Its richness is ideal for a touch of femininity. Alternatively, large prints balance this colour for wider appeal.

Mix indigo blue with off-white or neutral for a warm balance of shades. This can be in the pattern itself, on the walls, accessories, or furnishings.

Blue Upholstery FabricBlue Upholstery Fabric
Striking Blue WallpaperStriking Blue Wallpaper
Indigo Blue Velvet FabricIndigo Blue Velvet Fabric
Blue Linen CushionsBlue Linen Cushions

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Air Force Blue Room Ideas

Air force blue is a medium azure that's otherwise known as French blue, forties blue or steel blue. It's the perfect mid-range shade to meet all needs.

Warm brown shades with orange undertones are complementary accompaniments to this interior design scheme. Whilst, black and white both make it pop, exaggerating its effect.

Retro Blue WallpaperRetro Blue Wallpaper
Blue Leaf WallpaperBlue Leaf Wallpaper
Blue Vinyl WallpaperBlue Vinyl Wallpaper
Blue Palm WallpaperBlue Palm Wallpaper

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Navy Blue Room Ideas

Navy blue is a dark shade that got its name from the British Royal Navy uniforms. It's smart and also imbued with authority.

The history of this colour makes it entirely suited to all-out nautical themed rooms. It, however, also works in drawing rooms and formal spaces.

Soften the impact of navy by using it with lighter blue shades and plenty of white to brighten and balance. Try it with high ceilings and on occasional chairs for a regal finish.

Blue Traditional FabricBlue Traditional Fabric
Paisley Floral FabricPaisley Floral Fabric
Blue Stripe FabricBlue Stripe Fabric
Blue Wallpaper for WallsBlue Wallpaper for Walls

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