Color Feature: Summer BLUES!

This week we have been having some midsummers blues, but never fear because interior design inspiration can brighten even the worst of days. The color blue is known for its calming and majestic nature, it fits in any style house and room. It even works on the exterior of your home! Read below to Check out some of our favorite trends and ideas that involve the color BLUE!

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Wall art: Sleek and Tasteful. This is a quick and easy way to dramatically change the atmosphere of any room. Don’t know where to begin? Canvas art such as the work below makes having something so grand a little more affordable. The key to picking out the perfect piece to make a proper statement is to maintain a minimal color scheme. This room incorporates shades of blue with cream and white and while the velvet and fur accents on the couch provide a statement, what really completes the room is the wall. This takes the room from stylish to uniquely you! Following trends will keep your home modern but the inclusion of hand picked artwork makes it YOUR one-of-a-kind space.

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One of the great things about the color blue is its ability to mix patterns and shades and still look glamorous. Lively patterns such as chevron can be mixed with more common floral walls and still look chic. The mixing and matching of designs keeps a traditional room fresh, adding minimal updates such as changing curtains or painting cabinets can renew a room without completely overhauling the current aura. Try combining dark and light blue with a neutral third color and you will be amazed at it’s ability brighten up a room.

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If you aren’t quite ready to go full on blue you can choose a neutral base material and provide subtle blue accents. These can be in the form of molding, lighting fixtures, tile, kitchen appliances… you name it! One of the great things about the color blue is that is it pairs nicely with almost all other colors, the key is keeping the number of colors in the room minimal. Here the color scheme maintains an organic yet fresh nature because earthy tones are separated by a minimal pop of sapphire blue.

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Ritzy dinning rooms are hot right now! What better color choice than a royal blue to revive a retro dinning room. This particular room stands out for its posh velvet chairs and striking lighting. The darkness of the blue is offset by the gold and yellow accents on the walls creating a simply stunning contrast. Additionally, velvet is trending in the market place on chairs and couches for its luxurious nature. Suddenly making dinner doesn’t seem so bad when you get to eat it in a room like this.

cebula design, blue beach bedroom

Blue is the perfect color for any vacation home given its tranquil nature…. In the spirit of summer we love the beach house vibes of this modern bedroom. The range of blues used in this room is what allows it to be so monochromatic! Mixing shades of light blue, even touching into a teal green, is a pleasing palette in any room. The blue patterned carpet transitioning in a blue wall has the potential to be too crazy but in this case it amplifies the soothing nature of the room. This was a bold move but so worth it!

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Outdoor spaces are a space to spend the evening enjoying a meal, wine, or just each other’s company. These spaces stand out for their adventurous use of bright blue furniture to transform a back yard. We see that you can combine these choices with a neutral white or another bright color such as yellow. In either case the patios place a modern color scheme onto rustic pieces with simple assorted patterns.

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Be sure to check out our Pinterest board summer blues for more inspiration! As always if you need to add a little color to your summer blues head over to our website and send us an email to see what we can do for you! ~ Wha-la.com

Photo Credits: 1. Curated Interior 2. Lovethispic.com 3. Houzz.com 4. Carolyn Miller Interiors 5. Cebula design 6. Frontgate 7. Stylestate.com

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