Thursday 22 February 2018

Which Shade of Blue Denotes a Restful Interior

 Design by Cottage Company of Harbor Springs

Blue and white are my favourite combination, however as blue comes in many shades and tones, what blue works best if you want to create a restful atmosphere.

As a colour combination, blue, off set by white works beautifully in a coastal or Hamptons style interior where a crisp, fresh look can be achieved, however if you are looking for a serene look, selecting the right tone of blue is imperative. For example, in the two rooms below the first uses a rich, jewel toned blue that's been paired with white and works wonderfully in this seaside bedroom. However, this room has a vibrant, crisp feel to it. The second bedroom on the other hand, appears more restful because of its soft shades of sea foam. There are of course, many shades of blue but if you wish to keep that restful look make sure you tone down your blue to lighter shades of blue/grey, muted blues or serene pale turquoises.

Image to the left : Interior Designer Kim Armstrong Image Right: Via Lindye Galloway Interiors

I've selected more beautiful interiors in different shades of blue that promote a restful look. Follow these designers leads and you could have that perfect, blue and white dream space.

Above: Design by Indah Island  - This living room has been kept light and airy with white upholstery and blue accent cushions. Small blue and white prints as opposed to large, bolder prints help denote a restful look and allow for use of a slightly stronger tone of blue when mixed with lighter tones as in the paisley cushion to the left.
Above: Design by Soda Pop Design - Here the designer has brought colour into a laundry area in a soft shade of blue with gold accents. This is a beautiful cool shade, perfect for a laundry.
Above: Design by Plum Interiors - Soft shades of blue and silk cushions give a slightly opulent look to a beautifully relaxing living space.
Above and below: Design by Iliana Moore Interiors - A pretty twin bedroom in restful shades of blue and white
Above: Small prints and lots of white 
Above: Design by Andrew Howard Interior Design -  A beautiful soft shade of blue works beautifully in this mud space. The deeper blue cushions break up this space and balance it beautifully.
Above: Image via Austin Patterson Disston Architects - Wedgwood blue is such a pretty colour. I love how the designer has mixed patterns but kept the same tone of blue in this dining nook.
Above: Design by Lindye Galloway Interiors - Blue grey tones give a restful look even though this room has a bold patterned duvet cover. The designer has picked a very light shade of blue for the walls to balance the space and brought in artwork that ties the scheme together.

If you particularly like the designs in these spaces, you will find a link to the designers below the images.

Have a lovely week

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