These Rooms Make a Great Case for Mixing Black and Navy Blue

published Jul 30, 2015
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Mixing black and navy blue is one of those things I’ve always known not to do. But after spotting the photo above in one of our house tours, I’ve grown more intrigued by this particular recipe for mixing neutrals. Could it be I’ve been lied to my whole life? Can dark blue and black really work together in the same room?

Consider, above, the black IKEA shelves floating above Brittany S.’s bed, which at the same time both stick out from and fade in to the walls, painted in bluish Deep Space.

And the black artwork and artifacts on Boon’s Newbury Port Blue bedroom wall play off each other well. Nobody would dare accuse this kid’s room of being moody or dramatic.

In conclusion, when mixing black and blue, the black objects offer an anchor and interest to monochromatic blue walls. The affect is dramatic, yet soothing and tranquil.

Lets hear from the jury: Would you ever mix dark blue and black together?