Navy Bedrooms

Create a look of elegance and depth in your bedroom by incorporating navy blue into your color scheme.



The dark navy silk drapery and navy walls create a calming oasis in this master bedroom, and the high gloss white enamel paint on the mantel pops against the navy color. The Venetian mirror brings elegance to the room.

By: Gina Hannah

Many homeowners shy away from dark colors such as navy blue because they are not sure how to work them into their home's decor. But if you love this deep color, there are ways to incorporate navy into your interior design in ways that will add drama and elegance without being dismal.

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Plum Jam

This warm, rich hue practically made us drool. Glam up any space by pairing this juicy purple with gold or add vibrant, unexpected color to a modern kitchen — however you use it, it's bound to look good enough to eat!

Carnival Red

Bright red may strike you as more of a fall color, but trust us — it works for summer, especially when paired with deep blue, crisp white or light gray.

Caribbean Blue

This tropical hue will instantly transport you to the beach. Try it as a bold accent against neutral palettes or use a softer shade to fill your walls with color that will stand the test of time.

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Wedding Mint

From retro glassware to bridesmaid dresses to delicate French macarons, this color is everywhere. Unlike classic mint, Wedding Mint is softer with gray undertones; think of the soft green of succulent petals or a vintage jadeite platter.

Weathered Brass

Check your feelings on '80s polished brass — we're talking about the lovely, brushed version that's currently having a moment in the design world. Just look at how the brass accents steal the show in this transitional kitchen.

Blue Paisley

"In winter everyone wants a little Caribbean waters in their life! At least I DO," says blog reader Donna. We agree!


Though lavender is typically thought of as a spring color, it has lots to offer year-round, like this unexpected ombre wall installation.

Earl Grey

Earl Grey is the design equivalent of a cozy blanket: A dose of this color lends warmth to everything from headboards to walls to bedding. A neutral with an edge, this purple-grey color plays well with fall hues, like rich burgundy, soft orange, blush pink and deep lavender.

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The watercolor technique has been bubbling up through the design world for several seasons, in both more structured ombre-inspired wall treatments and totally organic designs. These dreamy, drippy patterns would be an unexpected (but totally amazing) element in a traditional beach house, or a natural in a colorful, bohemian bedroom. Not ready for walls? Try a bright, swirled bedspread instead.

From: Jane Richardson Mack


Stripes are practically synonymous with summer: Think crisp, preppy rooms and nautically-inspired decor. The wonder of stripes is their versatility. Depending on the color combinations, they can be everything from playful to classically preppy.

Burnt Coral

Modern burnt coral takes the classic peachy pink shade and turns up the color value a few notches — think something a little more cinnabar or vermillion. This darker, orange-red coral is au courant and looks great with other spring and summer colors.


After three months of pastel hues — Grapefruit in February, Orchid in March and Magnolia in April — our color team was ready for something new ... and blue! Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines says, "Maybe I'm biased to the indigo because it's the color that is currently blooming in my garden!"

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This dusty pink inspired by the tree of the same name's light pink blossoms captures both the burgeoning pastel trend and spring's essence.


A vivid purple with pink undertones, this statement-making hue is Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year. We love how just a touch of this vibrant purple can completely invigorate a space.

Photo By: Diana Parriah © York Wallcoverings; 2013


We love how this color bridges the gap between winter and spring. "I like that it's a winter fruit, but the color feels fresh and springy," says stylist Marianne, who pitched the winning hue.

Lemon Zest

This sunny yellow hue won our hearts with its mood-lifting qualities. Slightly more subtle than Pantone's spring 2014 yellow choice, Freesia, it's still bright enough to bring life to post-holiday interiors. Take down the tinsel and bring on the lemony accents!


This color can be warm and homey during the winter without the chill that its silver and gold cousins sometimes carry.

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This bold red-orange hue is a richer version of spring coral. Paint a wall, add a pillow — both a little or a lot will warm up your space.


While the dark, plummy hue of Italian eggplant lends itself well to late fall decor and tabletops, we’re loving the brighter hue that long, skinny Japanese eggplant varieties bring to the table. See how the vibrant color pops on this upholstered desk chair?

Apple Green

It was fall's favorite fruit and the back-to-school season that our prompted us to choose this hue. Forget classic red apples — we're all about modern green.


This almost-neon color is the ideal hue to add some personality to a dorm room or first apartment. The ultra-summery shade can easily transition into fall when paired with soft gray, dark green or mustard yellow.


When you think "peach decor," your mind might wander back to the peach-and-teal spaces that were so prevalent in the '80s. But it can look wholly modern when used as an accent color or alongside today's trendy colors, like rich emerald green.

Paradise Blue

This blue-green hue brings to mind the best parts of summer, like sticking your toes in the sand and walking across delightfully-weathered boardwalks.

Whisper Gray

This soft, silvery gray is the perfect hue to help ease into warmer weather. It's the perfect foil to more saturated shades.


Fuchsia's more delicate cousin, this deliciously fresh hue makes a juicy spring accent. Try raspberry-hued flowers for a small touch, or go big with patterned floor-to-ceiling drapes. Photo courtesy of Romo.


Reminiscent of the nectarine hue in Pantone's spring forecast, this versatile, fresh color can add brightness everywhere from an appetite-creating dining room wall to a floral-and-citrus centerpiece.

Robin's Egg Blue

This color won the team over with its classic-cool tone and its ability to pass easily from vintage to traditional to modern with a deftness that not many colors can manage.


Fight the winter doldrums that January brings with trendy gold accents, like this vintage bar cart and gold floral wallpaper.

Chestnut Brown

This rich brown with its red undertones feels just right in November, when we're bundling up for winter months ahead. This cozy, cozy color warms everything from hair to sweaters to armchairs.

Bright Red

This high-gloss red is at once trendy and classic, and is reminiscent of a fall-perfect candy apple.

Emerald Green

This moody, deep green with a hint of blue undertones makes an amazing impact when used in decorating, so it's no surprise that color authority Pantone named this hue its 2013 color of the year. Though it's trendy, the jewel tone also brings a timeless look when paired with metallics and other rich colors.


Bright white is cool and crisp and feels effortlessly classic and perfectly modern all at once. Whether you add accents or create an all-white space, this icy shade creates cool respite from mid-summer heat.

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Driftwood Gray

Picture the weather-beaten, sun-warmed gray of boardwalks and beach houses. This warm gray pairs well with bright, summery hues, but it looks equally chic set off by neutrals.


We love how a coat of any trendy neon hue can breathe new life into a room.

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Coral is so beachy (literally) that we can't help but think of warm, sunny weather whenever we see it. Pair it with deeper palettes of gray or bronze to take your summer accent color right into the cooler months.


This isn't your grandma's verdigris — this modern, super-shiny copper glows. This trendy metallic makes an impact when paired with crisp white, natural wood and pops of jewel tones or pastels.

Mint Green

Both frosty and fresh, mint is an ideal hue for those months in between winter and spring. This sweet hue evokes the romance of yesteryear, especially when paired with other pastels. Or try it in place of traditional neutral hues, like Coddington Design did in this contemporary bathroom.

Pink Champagne

No longer relegated to baby nurseries, champagne pink is fast-becoming a new neutral. Especially rich when paired with black, camel or metallic, the bubbly shade can add a refined, feminine touch to any room in the house.

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Electric Grape

Glossy, saturated grape is masculine and just a touch royal. It lends itself well to textures, from velvet to satin, and depending on how you style it, it can be sophisticated or edgy. The only thing it can't ever be, is ignored.


Marigold is reminiscent of bicolored mums and goldenrod and pairs just as well with juicy jewel tones as it does with rich slate grays. Its rich, orange undertones add instant warmth to a space.


Teal is a great "ease into fall" color, bridging the gap between bold, sun-infused summer colors and moody, dark winter hues. It pairs perfectly with aubergine, harvest gold, coffee and other autumnal shades.

Chrome Yellow

This glossy, intense yellow is the perfect color stands up to August's scorching sun and is just as appropriate as cooler fall temperatures hit. This happy color steals the spotlight in this contemporary kitchen design.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Lime Green

You know how a hint of lime makes everything – from salsa to a cocktail – just a bit better? The color can have the same effect on a room. Just look how it freshens this white bookcase!


This juicy, saturated pink is at once both searing hot and exhilaratingly cool. Sound like an oxymoron? Add a cerise accent pillow in your living room and you'll see what we mean.

Regatta Blue

This stress-reducing blue hue is pure, hopeful and energizing. It's rich enough to stand up to other saturated colors, but easy enough on the eyes to fill all four walls.


The vibrant, royal shade of violet looks especially beautiful alongside other purples, grays, greens or even its color-wheel opposite, orange.


It's no wonder that this watery, always-a-favorite hue was the hands-down winner when we let the readers choose our Color of the Month. It's a favorite for kitchens and baths, like this easy-on-the-eyes master suite.


Tangerine is an ideal late-winter shade because of its unparalleled ability to brighten a room. Simultaneously masculine and feminine, this underused hue looks divine with gray and alongside cool, deep blues and greens.

Pantone's Silver Peony

Silver peony is a misleading color at first: Is it rose? Is it beige? Is that a slight undertone of gray? Alone, it seems tame, almost invisible. But pair it with friends like rose gold and kelly green and watch it stand out.

From: Erinn Valencich


Navy is a good color friend, pairing well with just about everything. It's neutral and timeless enough that you can outfit a main piece, like this upholstered chair, in the deep blue shade. Photo courtesy of Thibaut.


This festive, rich hue is perfect for the holiday season, pairing well with metallics. It also surprises, looking edgy and sophisticated when paired with a red or a blue that matches its intensity.

Peacock Blue

This color is at once trendy and classic, so why not go big? Upholster a chair or sofa with it and trust it’ll look fresh for years to come. For an easy color fix, add peacock blue pillows on a bed done in trendy, neutral gray.


Persimmon captures the excitement we feel at the first glimpse of orange, red and gold leaves. The hue blends well with cool grays, or stands strong alongside black and crisp white.


Our inaugural hue can go from young to sophisticated with a spin of the color wheel. We love its glowing, acid nature paired with aqua, chocolate and all tones of pink. But don't go overboard: With chartreuse, less is usually more.

Like other dark colors, navy instantly makes a room more intimate and cozy, so it's a good choice for a bedroom. It is the color of the midnight sky, making it a natural shade in which to fall asleep. While it's one of the darkest shades available, navy offers a more soothing quality than black, and it works well with either contemporary or traditional furnishings.

A color of royalty, navy blue with traditional furniture or antiques—and with light fixtures in gold-toned metals—leads to a luxurious look. Couple it with crisp, white bed linens for balance. Navy can help bring out other design features in your bedroom, such as wainscoting, crown molding and exposed beams. This color also works well as a backdrop for a gallery wall of art or framed family photographs. Because the color is stunning on its own, you can decorate with minimal accessories if you prefer a more streamlined look.

If you're decorating a bachelor pad, navy is a great choice. Incorporate it with strong furniture pieces, light fixtures in brushed metals and clean lines, and brown or grey accents.

If you're unsure about using navy on all of your bedroom walls, try using the color on just an accent wall. A navy wall behind a bed with a large, pretty headboard and piles of pillows creates an inviting look. If your bedroom has a large window, painting that wall in navy can bring the color into your room on a smaller scale, letting bits of the navy show through, and you can pick up the shade in your bedspread, artwork and other accessories.

To keep a room with navy walls from being drab, choose paint with a bit of gloss and pops of color, such as yellow and lime green, in your accessories. Navy can work well in a nursery or child's bedrooms as well. Consider mixing navy with kelly green or orange in a boy's room—or bright pink, purple or red for a girl. A girl's bedroom with navy walls, white furniture and crisp white bed linens with eyelet touches is a feminine look.

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