Cool Down Your Design With Blue Velvet Furniture

Take cues from these designs on how to add a touch of regal sophistication to any space with blue velvet furniture.

If you’re a person who tends to shop for neutral, versatile pieces like me, seeing the words “blue” and “velvet” before "couch" may make you automatically write it off as too bold for your style. Think again.

The editors at HGTV have seen the trend of blue velvet furniture everywhere in the design world recently – and for good reason.

Eclectic Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa

Eclectic Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa

Clean white walls and a vaulted ceiling give this living room a spacious and airy look. On either side of the fireplace, two woven chairs with faux-fur throws become stylish seats for guests. The real star of the space, though, is the blue velvet sofa, which ties the eclectic design together.

Photo by: JWT Associates

JWT Associates

Blue velvet furniture is reminiscent of so many beautiful things – serene mountain landscapes, the deep blue sea and Kate Middleton's royal sapphire ring, just to name a few. The color blue is welcoming and calming, and it pairs well with pretty much any other color you can name – black, white, gray, orange, pink, green, yellow, tan and more. It goes with so many colors that it might as well be called a neutral. Blues also pop well against wood materials and metallic finishes. Combine the versatility of this color with the sumptuous quality of velvet, which quickly gives any space a touch of regal sophistication, and you have a pretty irresistible piece of furniture.

In spaces of different styles and velvet furniture of varying hues, check out rooms that do this design trend justice.

Navy and White Living Room With Tufted Sofa

Navy and White Living Room With Tufted Sofa

This eclectic living room pairs together traditional furniture, like the navy tufted velvet sofa, with fresh, modern touches. White and yellow throw pillows add flair, while a vintage gold frame showcases the letter "D" for the homeowner's last name. A small white desk sits to the right of the sofa, offering a cozy home office space.

From: Christy Dunbar

Photo by: Christy Dunbar

Christy Dunbar

Vibrant Contemporary Living Room

Vibrant Contemporary Living Room

This cool contemporary living room is perfect for lounging around, relaxing or even entertaining guests. The vibrant colors give it a lively feel no matter the occasion.

Photo by: Sarah Stacey

Sarah Stacey

Navy Blue Velvet Sofa & Minimalist Art

Navy Blue Velvet Sofa & Minimalist Art

Brian Paquette Interiors

Photo by: Belathee Photography

Belathee Photography

Brian Paquette Interiors

Eclectic Living Room With Blue Sofa

Eclectic Living Room With Blue Sofa

A bright blue sofa is the centerpiece of this eclectic living room. It is adorned with round white throw pillows. A white round coffee table is topped with fresh flowers.

Photo by: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Caitlin McCarthy Design

White Eclectic Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa

White Eclectic Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa

Bright white walls lighten this living room and serve as the perfect foil for the eclectic mix of furnishings. The designer has chosen a compelling blend of textures for the space: blue velvet sofa, baskets, metal coffee table and a woven rug.

Photo by: Jessica Comingore

Jessica Comingore

Eclectic Navy Blue Living Room with Mirror Collage

Eclectic Navy Blue Living Room with Mirror Collage

Designer SuzAnn Kletzien's client requested a starburst mirror in the design plan, so Kletzien positioned a starburst mirror collage on a navy accent wall in the living room. She also reupholstered an egg chair in a deep blue velvet fabric and had a custom ottoman built with a removable tray in the center for drinks and snacks.

Photo by: SuzAnn Kletzien

SuzAnn Kletzien

Stunning White Living Room with Panoramic Views

Stunning White Living Room with Panoramic Views

Kimberlee Marie Interior Design

Photo by: John Granen Photography

John Granen Photography

Kimberlee Marie Interior Design

Dive Into Indigo

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Indigo Blue Color Palette

Move over, navy; there's a new blue in town. This moody shade of blue is taking over the design world, and we're obsessed. This hue looks rich and super saturated when paired with slate and powder blues.

Photo By: Kayla Kitts

Rich Palette

A deep indigo palette, carefully curated decor and cozy seating make this formal dining room a rich yet relaxing place to entertain.

Traditional Tones

A dramatic, pearl-finish backsplash and contemporary stools modernize this renovated traditional kitchen for fashion-forward homeowners, packing it with charm and interest.

Regal Layers

A deep blue ceiling pairs with indigo curtains in this bedroom to create the illusion of an endless open sky. The rest of the room is accented in whites, neutrals and metallics for a sophisticated contrast.

Packed With Style

Despite its size, this small apartment boasts a sophisticated galley kitchen packed with top-of-the-line amenities. Glass-front doors keep the cabinetry from weighing down the space, while an indigo runner points to the eclectic living room just beyond the fridge.

Dramatic Workspace

Deep indigo walls set the tone in this modern home office. A Sputnik chandelier and lots of natural lighting provide the perfect combination of task and ambient light.

Dark and Light

Dark indigo walls provide a beautiful depth to this dining room design. Natural light, white molding and an open floorplan keep the space feeling light.

Eclectic Blue

Designer SuzAnn Kletzien used striking and harmonious patterns throughout this eclectic blue living room, including neutral and dark navy velvets, subtle gold and blue stripes and a mineral-inspired pattern. A rich blue velvet fabric with a floral pattern was used to cover the custom-made ottoman.

Palette That Pops

Clean, white bedding with a crisp, indigo border links the bed in this fun, contemporary teen's bedroom with the deep blue walls and window treatments. Geometric prints pop against the room's bold color palette.

Bohemian Hues

Designer Sarah Stacey adds an unexpected touch to this bohemian-inspired living room by hanging a multicolored rug on the wall. The piece makes an easy focal point to the room and accents the simple, indigo-blue sofa.

Shades of Blue

Deep, indigo grasscloth wallpaper is visually balanced by crisp, white wainscoting in this chic, transitional dining room. Extra depth is added by the modern blue artwork and zig-zag chair upholstery.

Cool Coastal

This coastal-inspired bedroom features layers of blue to create the perfect gender-neutral space. Blue linens, indigo throw pillows and powder blue walls create a tranquil spot for guests.

High-Contrast Pair

Indigo pairs well with crisp white for a high-contrast look in this gorgeous master bathroom. A classic white vanity and marble shower ensure the design is timeless, elegant and tasteful.

Kitchen Complements

Indigo blue is a smart and sophisticated choice for the cabinets in this transitional kitchen, complementing the rich wood finishes of the hardwood floor and countertop.

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Bold Patterns

The indigo-blue beanbag chair and superheroes artwork pop against boldly patterned wallpaper in this shared boys' bedroom. A classic palette of red, white and blue are given a modern twist with fresh patterns and graphic twists.

Did those rooms convince you to give blue velvet a try? If not, dive into even more examples of refreshing blue furniture pieces to see how colors like teal, aqua and cerulean work in rooms of every style.

Multicolored Eclectic Living Room With Arc Light

Multicolored Eclectic Living Room With Arc Light

An arc light swoops up and over the blue velvet sectional in this eclectic living room, punctuated by a pink leather pouf.

Photo by: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Caitlin McCarthy Design

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Todd Richesin Interiors

Todd Richesin Interiors

Eclectic Downtown Loft Living Room

Eclectic Downtown Loft Living Room

This space was created to feel welcoming, luxurious and ready for entertaining. The different eclectic elements tell a story of the owner of the space while blending together for a curated, lived-in look.

Photo by: Lauri Howell ©Scripps Networks

Lauri Howell, Scripps Networks

Modern Sunken Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa

Modern Sunken Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa

An elegant black and gold railing separates this sunken living room from the dining room area above. The clean, crisp lines of the space are juxtaposed with the sumptuous fabrics of the sofa and ottomans.

Photo by: Ann Lowengart

Ann Lowengart

White Great Room Opens Up to Transitional Kitchen

White Great Room Opens Up to Transitional Kitchen

Blue furnishings were chosen for this stylish great room to seamlessly match the color palette in the kitchen. White walls serve as a crisp backdrop for the blue furnishings, including a gorgeous blue velvet sofa.

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Eric Perry, 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Gray, Modern Breakfast Room with Oval Table

Gray, Modern Breakfast Room with Oval Table

Bold draperies and a peacock blue sofa create an eye-catching vignette in this modern breakfast nook. A tufted velvet settee has a curved design that hugs the oval dining table, and three klismos chairs on the opposite side continue that custom fit without blocking the view. A collection of similarly framed prints adds interest on the walls.

Photo by: Raul Garcia

Raul Garcia

Luxurious, Traditional Master Bedroom with Velvet Bench

Luxurious, Traditional Master Bedroom with Velvet Bench

A bed adorned with luxe linens, velvet-covered bench and soft color palette set a tone for relaxation in this elegant master bedroom.

Photo by: Dustin Peck ©Photography provided by Dustin Peck

Dustin Peck, Photography provided by Dustin Peck

Art Deco Bedroom with Navy Blue Velvet Daybed

Art Deco Bedroom with Navy Blue Velvet Daybed

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Gray, Transitional Living Room with Glamorous Vibe

Gray, Transitional Living Room with Glamorous Vibe

The living room of this traditional home is filled with glam, modern touches that offer a nice juxtaposition to the classic architecture. A sleek fireplace incorporates built-in storage, and reflective surfaces throughout bounce light, adding to the home's open and airy feel.

From: Mosaik Design & Remodeling

Photo by: Lincoln Barbour

Lincoln Barbour

Blue Armchair and Colorful Art

Blue Armchair and Colorful Art

This cozy corner of the living room shows off another example of navy blue and gray being a springboard for more vibrant colors.

Photo by: Heather Hawkins

Heather Hawkins

White Living Room With Blue Tufted Velvet Chairs

White Living Room With Blue Tufted Velvet Chairs

Upholstery studio Chairloom transformed a family of five's vintage pieces into a custom living room set. Upholstered navy velvet chairs are complemented by the matching pillows on the white sofa and gray and white velvet chair. A tribal pattern rug centers the living room, while funky accessories like the chevron vase create an eclectic feel.

Photo by: Leon Shipp Belt

Leon Shipp Belt

Gorgeous Eclectic Boy's Nursery With Bold Graphic Designs

Gorgeous Eclectic Boy's Nursery With Bold Graphic Designs

J & J Design Group

Photo by: John Woodcock Photography

John Woodcock Photography

J & J Design Group

Navy Velvet Sofa in Charming Gray Living Room

Navy Velvet Sofa in Charming Gray Living Room

Anna Williams

Anna Williams

Master Bedroom: Four-Poster Bed

Master Bedroom: Four-Poster Bed

In the master bedroom, a four-poster bed, nightstands and blue velvet chairs provide the more formal, traditional look. The room is very textural with a little modern touch.

Photo by: LGB Interiors

LGB Interiors

Sitting Room With Neutral Palette and Deep Blue Accents

Sitting Room With Neutral Palette and Deep Blue Accents

Four blue velvet armchairs add rich color to the light, neutral tones in this transitional sitting room. A long wood coffee table brings an earthy detail to the space, while a lighthouse painting adds a pop of color and coastal flair. The white fireplace surround is a classy, traditional design, and the black shelves pop against the bright surroundings.

Photo by: Rebecca Pogonitz

Rebecca Pogonitz

Coastal-Inspired Yellow Living Room is Classic, Elegant

Coastal-Inspired Yellow Living Room is Classic, Elegant

A classic blue-and-white palette, combined with seaside motifs, gives this living room a hint of coastal flair. Muted yellow walls create a twist on the age-old pairing of blue and yellow rooting this space in traditional design.

Photo by: Terri Pakravan

Terri Pakravan

Living Room Redo: Timeless Elegance With a Modern Twist

Living Room Redo: Timeless Elegance With a Modern Twist

Designer Amy Elbaum cleverly designed this living room with a slight nod to modern living in the accents she selected and placed within the traditional space. The artwork, lighting and overall look of the room evoke an updated yet timeless feel of sophistication. Especially lovely is the color scheme, which allows dark blue and soft color to play against white walls in a harmonious flow of hues.

Photo by: Francis Dzikowski

Francis Dzikowski

Living Room With a Velvet Sofa and Copper Tin Ceiling

Living Room With a Velvet Sofa and Copper Tin Ceiling

This eclectic living room evokes glamour with a mix of styles, shapes, colors and tones. The custom blue, velvet sofa is the focal point and balances the room with an elegant chandelier highlighting the copper tin ceiling.

Photo by: Kathryn MacDonald © Photography by Kathryn MacDonald

Kathryn MacDonald, Photography by Kathryn MacDonald

Modern Sitting Area With Blue Velvet Chairs

Modern Sitting Area With Blue Velvet Chairs

Blue chairs complement the gorgeous view of blue skies in this modern sitting room. Open bookshelves with blue-painted backing make normal decor stand out and accent the space.

Photo by: Shirry Dolgin

Shirry Dolgin

More Ways to Decorate With Blue

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To create a designer space on a reasonable budget, a mix of high and low was used throughout the redesign. A seven foot tall headboard was custom made from six yards of a woven fabric picked up at a discount fabric store for $12 per yard. Overall, the bed ensemble is masculine, including a navy blue sateen duvet, pinstripe pillow shams and throw pillows featuring a tone-on-tone geometric print, as well as a traditional zig-zag pattern. To balance the height of the headboard, a pair of black French demilune tables (picked up at the outlet of a high-end European furnishings retailer) was used rather than standard night stands. For proper illumination with vintage flair, the tables were topped with ceramic mid-century modern lamps updated with a sprayed coat of semi-gloss latex paint.

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The living room in Kent and Jenny Longardner's home in Elmhurst, Illinois, after Design Star winner and Host Meg Caswell 's redesign, as seen on HGTV's Great Rooms, season 2 . The built-in library opens to unveil the door to the office, the tikky bar is in a corner and the facing wall is covered with a display of framed photos.

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Modern Colored Living Room

Designer Emily Henderson gave this classic preppy color combination a modern twist by adding lots of bright white, gold accent pieces and bold magenta in DesignLoveFest blogger Bri Emery's living room.

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