While we’re still in the cold grasp of winter, spring is around the corner and this year, navy blue is making a BIG comeback in interior décor – but in quite an unexpected way. While navy blue is traditionally almost exclusively part of a nautical theme, this year it’s being paired with bright yellow, florals, leaves and lots of bling. Here’s look at 5 practical ways to create a powerful navy blue interior.
Simple and Stylish
Navy makes a really powerful accent colour. Use it as your focal and keep everything else in the room in crisp white, black and natural wood. And don’t be a afraid to mix black and navy either – it can clearly be done very successfully.
Create a striking gallery wall with a navy blue background. This room works extremely well because the large blue surface is broken up by the paintings and prints, and also because of the pops of yellow. The yellow in the carpet, painting and light fitting makes just enough of an impact to contrast with the deep blue without dominating it.
Tropical prints are very popular this year. This modern colonial setting combines it beautifully with dark wood, traditional black and white flooring and a dark navy wall to offset the bright green. This especially dark hue is also complemented by the profile detail on the wall, adding depth and interest. Make sure that you add some metal finishes to give it a glamorous touch and to break up large surfaces, like with this gold-framed mirror above the bed.
If you are a bit weary of too much dark colour in a small area, combine a single blue surface with light and bright wall colour or wall paper. This door is cleverly painted in navy on the outside, but has a white finish on the interior of the home so if it becomes too heavy, you can simply close the door!
Dark & Dramatic
Another great way to combine blue with green is to go for a bold green furniture piece. This striking mid-century green velvet sofa sits proudly against the rich blue wall, and the scatter cushions have just enough blue in them to pull the whole look together. A lot of indoor plants further complete this dramatic look. And if you want to find out how to create this look in your own home, have a look at this Get The Look post!
Have fun with navy blue this coming spring – start planning now while we’re waiting for the warmer weather!