10 Ways to Decorate With Steel Blue

This gray-blue hue works well in any room, whether you love masculine or feminine style.

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August 24, 2017
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Steel Blue Color Palette

When paired with light pink, gray and other neutrals, slate blue has a feminine feel. For a similar look, try (from L to R) Benjamin Moore Whipple Blue (HC-152), Behr Ice Cave (M480-7), Valspar Prairie Dance (3006-10A) and Sherwin-Williams Impatiens Petal (SW 6582).

Pairing With Metallics

This gray-blue hue pairs well with dramatic colors and metallics. The slate blue and gold color palette in this home office adds a sophisticated touch.

An Inviting Place to Gather

Evoking the home's English charm, Wedgwood blue built-ins provide plenty of storage for dishes, cups, serveware and even houses a coffee serving station. Rustic hardwood floors ground the dining room, and a classic table is surrounded by simple yet comfortable chairs.

Cozy Sitting Nook

Four armchairs arranged for conversation create a balanced look in this chic dining room. A bright white animal skin rug underfoot is a welcome contrast.

Refreshing Home Exterior

A slate blue home exterior helps your favorite flowers stand out, like with this home featured on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Bright Farmhouse Kitchen

White walls, cabinetry and countertops capture the bright, natural light of the room making this sunny kitchen the perfect complement to a farmhouse home. The slate blue island is a comforting color accent and creates an attractive backdrop behind natural wood bar stools.

Teenage Girl's Bedroom

The dramatic blue wall is the focal point in this girl's bedroom. A stark white nightstand and bed frame add depth and contrast to the patterned wallpaper.

Midcentury Modern Color Palette

A color palette of blue and white, layered with yellow and gray accents, creates a welcoming space. Accessories like the lamp and abstract painting add fun personality, while adding a marble top was a simple way to customize the store-bought coffee table.

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Menswear Design

Updated versions of classic Americana pieces give this room a modern country feel. Menswear prints in varying scales are unified by the same blue hues, while a blue-and-white Willow pattern urn adds a sense of history to the side table.

Soothing Blue Ombre Bedroom

This sophisticated bedroom takes an ombre approach to its style, with a curtain and headboard that grade from pale to darker blue. Candy-colored artwork is a playful dose of whimsy.

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