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Colour in the home: A look at blue

This is the 1st entry in a series that looks at how different colours can be used in the home.

Your Christmas might not have been blue, but you can expect to see that colour come in with your New Year. Home decor experts are embracing the calming nature of blue. In fact, you may have already noticed it popping up in designer holiday décor vignettes.

This year, you’ll notice blue on walls and window treatments, and definitely in various accent pieces. Here are some of our favourite uses of this beautiful colour.

Monochromatic Marvels

At home, the ultimate way to express your love for a colour is to bathe an entire room in it. Here are some blue-swathed rooms that wear it particularly well.

With an Interjection of Gold

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Source: Vogue Living 2017


Periwinkle Perfection

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Source: Architectural digest

Fashionable Furniture

Upgrading your furniture is a high-commitment way to introduce colour into a space. However, these pieces are so strikingly made, that we think they just might be timeless.

Cheerful Velvet Couch

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Source: House and Garden

Painted Midcentury Modern Credenza


Source: Saw Nail and Paint

Azure Accents

An easy way to incorporate a new colour into existing décor, is with accent pieces. They add the perfect interjection of colour to awaken tired rooms and interest the eyes. Here are some great examples of blue décor accents.

Books as Décor a Accent

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Source: Veranda House via Pink Pagoda

Classic Chinoiserie

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Source: Melinda Hartwright

Unbelievable Underfoot

A room’s flooring is not the usual place to find homeowners embracing colour trends. However, when it comes to blue, there are times when it almost works like a neutral (with a little something extra). Here are a couple of daring yet interesting rooms where blue anchors the room underfoot.

Intriguing Hexagon Tile

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Source: Fireclay Tile

Painted Wood in a Public Space

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Source: 79 Ideas

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