Going Bold With Blue

Going Bold With Blue

Katy Nida
Jun 13, 2011

So I will let you in on a little secret of mine: I am afraid of cobalt blue. I love the color but never use it in my own home for fear it will make my space too dark. However if used correctly, the high impact color can make any space stunning!

I think it is about time to set my fears aside and go bold with blue. The following photos depict the vibrant color at its best. Here are few tips to consider if you're ready for blue too.

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.

Shown above:
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

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