7 Blue Living Rooms

Use these tips for choosing shades of blue to evoke certain moods in your design.

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November 25, 2014
By: Virginia Switzer

Photo By: Michael J Lee

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Luxe French Blue

The combination of midcentury modern mixed with traditional design creates a unique, eye-catching aesthetic. Stronger blues, like blue-violet iris, mixed with vintage brown tones add drama to gathering spaces. Designed by Ana Donohue

Relaxing, Cool Blue

Blue is a family room favorite because of its hospitable characteristics. Use a crisp blue (like glacier blue) with white and chrome accents to create a clean and serene space. Designed by Tobi Fairley

Nature-Inspired Dark Blue

Associated with the sky and ocean, you can't go wrong when you incorporate elements of nature into a space with blue. The deep sea was the inspiration behind this contemporary design. Warm sandy tones brighten up the subtle shades of blue found on the walls and ceiling. Designed by Joseph Pubillones

Traditional Royal Blue

White wainscoting and ceiling panels pop against a bold canvas of royal blue. Using a high-contrast color combination makes this traditional living room feel refreshing and fun. Designed by Audio Video Interiors

Classic Navy Blue

Blue is a calming color that reflects dependability. Using a darker shade adds a touch of drama, while cream details evoke a necessary balance of brightness in this masculine scheme. Designed by Joseph Cortes

Sophisticated Deep Blue

Libraries and home offices are great spaces to use blue because it encourages deeper thinking. This office design features a sophisticated, subtle color contrast between leather wall panels and brilliant blue molding and trim detail. Designed by Katie Ridder

Preppy Navy Blue

Blue is traditionally used to highlight architectural details. Painted panels topped by crisp white molding and gilded frames give this living room an ultra-preppy personality. Photography by Patrick Cline for Lonny Magazine

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