10 Colors to Complement Blue

10 Colors to Complement Blue

Sarah Coffey
Oct 6, 2009

We love blue interiors. We see dark navy and pale robin's egg walls a lot in catalogs and magazine photos, but blue is not a color we see all that frequently in real-life homes. It's not as easy to work with as brown or beige, but blue can be really striking when set off by metallics, crisp whites, or even a deep red…

Blue is a cool color by nature, and it works well with pretty much any other cool tone: gray, purple, even black. Using color combinations like these will give your room a sense of stability and calm. For higher contrast—and a bolder look—use a warm accent color, like red or yellow.

The photos above show a few inspirational ideas. For a more in-depth peek into each color combo, click through the following links.

1 Jewel-Toned Blues and Naturals
2 Blue and Silver
3 Blue, Brown, & Greenish Gold
4 Blue and White Prints and Patterns
5 Blue and Black

6 Blue and Gold
7 Dark Blue and Hot Pink
8 Blue and Orange
9 Light Blue and Deep Red
10 Blue and Yellow

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