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10 Ways to Use Pale Blue for an Airy and Elegant Effect

By: Amanda Lecky
July 19, 2016

Silvery blue has an instantly soothing impact on any space, and it’s not just for bedrooms—use it to create a serene atmosphere in any room. Mixed with washed woods and natural textures the look is fresh, modern and effortlessly cool.

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Sleeping Beauty

Want to create a soothing setting that’s just right for relaxing? Paint your bedroom walls the softest shade of blue, like this gorgeous hue from Sherwin-Williams, SW 7057, Silver Strand. Add layers of natural linens and white-washed woods for a sophisticated Scandinavian effect and finish the composition with a focal-point light fixture.

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Photo: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images ©. From: Chip Gaines.

Fine Dining Room

As seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines gave this light-filled dining area new life with a metal-topped table and vintage chairs. Though the overall color palette is neutral—soft gray walls contrast with the warm wood floors—the spa-blue paint on the chairs adds an unexpected dose of color and welcome splash of personality.

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Get the Blues

In this sunny living room, baby blue acts as a neutral. The designer took a monochromatic approach to the space, using pale blue on the walls and upholstery and a slightly deeper shade on the woodwork and accessories. Reflective surfaces—the large paned mirror, glass, a brass tray—natural fibers in taupe, and plenty of white round out the lighter-than-air effect.

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Photo: HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams

Serenity Now

Silvery blue is so synonymous with soothing and pampering that it’s often referred to as “spa blue”—making it a natural choice for a luxurious bathroom. Here, Sherwin-Williams SW 7621, Silvermist, sets the tone for a watery retreat. White, gray, and taupe accents keep the look cool and calming.

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