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15 Timeless Ways to Decorate With Navy

August 24, 2015

Preppy, nautical and timeless — yet always on trend — navy blue is the rare color that pairs well with others, can be used as a neutral or as an accent to lend any indoor or outdoor space a classic look.

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Photo: CR Laine Furniture

East Meets West

A Chinoiserie-inspired bamboo mirror and red lacquered end tables add Asian flair and a touch of drama to this otherwise traditional living room. Rich navy leather covers the modern wingbacks while a glossy coat of indigo paint on the bamboo mirror helps to tie the room and palette together. Image courtesy of CR Laine

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Photo: Photo Credit: Jenifer Jordan ©. From: Charles Faudree.

Coral + Navy

This enameled box topped with glittering coral and shells is right at home in a luxurious Jamaican villa designed by celebrity designer Charles Faudree.

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A Welcoming Hue

This classic blue color is a fresh way to bring in a timeless shade that is versatile and pairs with a variety of styles. Balance this bold wall color with crisp, white trim and white architectural details.

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Navy + Turquoise + Orange + Yellow

Although this palette may be a bit out there for most homes, the combo is just right for a quirky '70s houseboat whose owners lovingly restored it to its full retro hipness.

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