Colour Focus: Blue

Make this flexible hue work for either tranquil spaces or dramatic interiors.

Updated on June 09, 2017 9:06 am

Camille Besinga

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The myriad variations that can be done with the colour blue can create all sorts of effects ranging from a serene, calming vibe, an intimately moody interior, or a bright cheery room.

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Below are some ways you can use this versatile hue in your interiors.

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The rich blue sectional sofa is set off nicely against walls in an even deeper shade of blue.

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Bright, sky blue can be that energetic pop of colour you need to wake up a drab wall (and an ordinary piano).

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A monochromatic palette often makes a space feel calm and soothing, especially when the hue’s value and saturation levels are not so far apart from each other.

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Go monochromatic by displaying accessories in different shades and tones of the same hue.

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Sleek kitchen cabinets rendered in glossy, powder-blue paint go well with a marble countertop and stainless steel fixtures and appliances.

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Inject a lot of personality into a staid kitchen via varying backsplash tiles in different shades of blue.

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Diagonally striped, white and cobalt-blue tiles that create a zigzag pattern adds plenty of punk and sass in this plain, white bathroom.

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Lighting can also provide a colour source. In this case, different tints, tones, and shades of blue, generate a futuristic, ambient view.

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Cyan walls softened with white and partnered with touches of apple green make this kids’ bedroom feel bright, airy, and fun.

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Mosaic tiles in intense shades of blue add even more drama to an irregularly shaped bathroom.

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Tiffany blue walls complemented by green accents cheer up this tiny nook of a kitchen.

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A large ocean mural mimics the shade of the steel blue-painted concrete floor.

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Turquoise drop lamps cheerfully interrupt the vista of a mostly white kitchen.

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