1. Try the confident color in moderation. Add it to accessories like dinnerware or lighting fixtures.
2. Consider mixing shades of blue together. This technique softens the color and adds interest.
3. If you do decide to go all the way and paint your walls cobalt, make sure some element of the room is left neutral. I love adding light trim to dark paint colors. You could also contrast the blue walls with white furniture and artwork.
Image 1: My Vibe Life by Kelly Wearstler
Image 2: Louisa sofa from Anthropologie
Image 3: Photo by Katy Nida. Painting by Sidonie Caron.
Image 4: Living room design by Emily Henderson
Image 5: Handmade dinnerware by Elephant Ceramics. Photo by Sweet Paul Magazine.
Image 6: Lonny Magazine
Image 7: Brides Website
Image 8: Etsy Designer
Images: as linked above