Did you know that Blue is the favorite color of around 45% of the world’s population? It is true! In part, this also explains why so many people try to use shades of blue in their decor. After all, we always give preference to things that please us, right?
Another good explanation for the desire to use shades of blue in decor is the influence of this color on us and the sensations associated with it. Color Psychology and Color Theory explain that each color stimulates us differently. Blue is a color that brings tranquility and serenity and favors intellectual activities and meditation, so this color is also widely used in the bedroom, living room, and home office.
With that in mind, if you want to incorporate shades of blue into your decor, you are in the right place. Check out numerous tips and possible combinations that you can now perform with this super versatile shade.
Shades of blue complement the living room decor
1- Blue tones for the bedroom
Blue is considered an excellent color, as are green and purple. These colors make the environments where they are applied cozier and, therefore, the shades of blue are great for the rooms. Because they are calming and bring a feeling of relaxation and peace, blue tones are good choices to use in all rooms, from the baby room to the double room.
In these environments, you can use shades of Blue for the wall or in details, such as bedding, pillows, and paintings. As for the choice of shades of blue for the bedroom, it goes according to your preference.
Use shades of dark Blue with common sense in your decor
The shades of Blue for darker rooms are best used in moderation because, if used in excess, they can generate feelings of anguish and sadness. Light blue tones are safer, such as baby blue or more pastel tones.
The turquoise blue tones gave the room an exciting charm
Turquoise Blue is super high and can also be used among the blue tones for the bedroom. However, as the turquoise blue tones are more energetic and attract much attention, it may be better to use them in detail and not between the blue tones for the wall.
In addition, if you want to create a lighter environment, we recommend combining blue tones with white in some furniture, such as bedside tables, shelves, and dressing tables. And, to give the room more romanticism, combine them with pink, especially the lighter tones.
2- Blue tones for the bathroom
Associated with the colors of nature, blue is often related to water. Maybe that’s why blue tones are also widely used in the bathroom.
Normally, blue tones for walls appear mainly in coatings, such as bathroom ceramics and tiles. Using this type of material, you can even mix shades of Blue for different divisions.
Complement the bathroom decor with shades of blue
In the bathroom, all shades of blue have space, and you can use them on the wall covering the floor or even on the furniture. However, in this environment, which is not usually so spacious, it is good to be careful when using dark blue tones to avoid making it too crowded.
3- Blue tones for the kitchen
Many people think that cold colors have no place in the kitchen, but it is okay to use shades of blue in this room! With the tiles and stickers that imitate tiles on the rise, blue has invaded the kitchen.
Indeed, warm colors such as red and yellow are typically used more in the kitchen than shades of blue. That’s because they are colors considered stimulating, but the warmth of blue tones can also be very welcome in this house space.
Take shades of blue in the kitchen tiles
However, as much as all shades of blue can be used in the kitchen, they usually appear in furniture and details, such as coatings or decorative items.
Kitchen with tiles, walls, and decorative items in shades of blue
4- Blue tones for the living room
The living room or TV room is designed for well-being and relaxation. Therefore, shades of blue are good options to be used in these environments. By the way, for a “combo” of coziness, you can combine your shades of blue with wooden furniture.
If your style is more modern, blue with gray can be a good bet. And if you want to go bold with a tone on tone, you can also combine different shades of blue. For example, use baby blue, royal blue, and turquoise blue tones in the decor, whether in furniture, decorative objects or even on the walls.
As the room is well lit, the walls in dark blue tones bring personality to the environment
5- What are the shades of Blue?
Despite being simple, the color blue has nothing more, nothing less than 111 different shades. To help you a little more when choosing the shades of Blue that you will use in your project, we will make a list with some names of shades of blue.
How can I name the different shades of blue:
6- Sky blue
Sky blue is a tone that tries to approximate the color of the sky on a sunny and clear day.
7- Turquoise Blue
Between Blue and green is turquoise blue, a color closely linked to the sophistication with undertones. Among the shades of turquoise Blue are bright turquoise blue and pool blue.
8- Indigo blue
This is one of the most well-known names for shades of blue, and there is some debate as to whether this is a shade of blue or a different color. Its color is dark, close to the tone of the jeans.
9- Baby blue
A light tone, not very intense, and delightful.
10- Cobalt blue
Also is known as BIC blue, it is a dark blue tone but is very vivid.
11- Navy blue
Inspired by the uniforms of the British Royal Navy, this is one of the most well-known shades of blue names. It is a very dark blue.
Combinations that harmonize with shades of blue
When incorporated alone in the decoration of an environment, Blue conveys reliability and seriousness. However, the different shades of blue present on the market make the decoration process much more exciting since combinations with varying shades of Blue can transform any environment.
Therefore, we separate below the primary colors that harmonize with the different shades of blue.
12- Blue and white tones
The shades of blue and white refer to the nautical theme and, when incorporated into the decoration, bring lightness and elegance to the environment. Here, you can use and abuse the most diverse shades of blue because white is a neutral color, thus facilitating the space’s decoration.
13- Blue and black tones
In this environment, it is recommended that a third or fourth color be incorporated into the same room to create an exciting contrast between this combination. The white and brown colors become great allies at this stage, as they harmonize perfectly with environments that mix shades of blue and black.
14- Blue and gray tones
Balance and sophistication is the word that defines the combination of shades of blue and gray. In this environment, you can include the gray tone on the walls and explore the blue techniques in the decorative items present in the place, such as pillows, rugs, lamps, etc.
15- Blue and brown tones
The brown tone gives the environment a feeling of comfort and simplicity, as this color is associated with wood and earth. In this environment, the brown sofa is neutral in the decoration, thus allowing decorative items such as pillows and curtains in shades of blue and yellow to stand out in the living room environment.
16- Shades of blue with pink
For those who want to add that hint of romantic style to their decor, the combination of blue and pink tones is perfect. And if you’re going to make the environment, even lighter and more charming, choose to include white walls in the decoration, as white is always very welcome in the mix of these two colors.
17- Shades of blue and red
Combining these two colors transforms the environment into a harmonious and cozy space. For this reason, you can get creative and combine the different shades of blue and red to decorate a room.
18- Blue and orange tones
How about a bold decoration? This is the result of the combination of shades of blue and orange in the environment. Both colors end up transmitting life and positive energy to the environment.
19- Blue and yellow tones
To combine shades of blue and yellow in a single environment, it is necessary to have a very well-defined style. After all, these two colors are very vibrant and attract a lot of attention. So, if you want to include these two shades in the environment, pay attention to the number of decorative elements present in the space so that the decoration is not overloaded.
20- Blue and green tones
The combination of these two colors conveys freshness and balance to the environment. For this reason, this mixture is always very welcome in rooms such as the living room and baby room. These two shades can be used only on the wall or in decorative elements, such as pillows and puffs.
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21- Blue and orange in the kitchen
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35- Doors and windows
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