Case of the Blues

In October 2018, Retreat, Stuffby Caitlin Harrison

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Deep blue interior decorations will have you feeling anything but glum, with an array of dramatic shades that are sure to add brilliance to any room. Make an eye-catching statement with bold patterned pillows and vases, or be extra daring with a dark hued couch as the centerpiece. Navy blue walls help create a classy, nautical vibe that’s fun but not too kitschy.

My favorite navy blue is Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore-HC154.  I love this smokey navy! It is gorgeous on woodwork and walls. We have used it many times on bathroom vanities. Super timeless.

—Stephanie Tidwell, Stephanie Tidwell Interiors, stephanietidwell.com

Navy is the new neutral. My go-to navy is Hale Navy.  Dark tones can sometimes feel stark but Hale Navy is a blend of richness and intensity. It can easily warm up your space while still offering a great contrast. I love to pair it with BM White Dove in a high gloss finish for a real statement.

—Tula Summerford, Design by Tula, designbytula.com

Its a true blue that does not darken on the wall. It is great for adding a little drama to a room and comes to life with white trim.

—Debbie Cain, Inspirations Home Decor & More, inspirationsraleigh.com

Can you say classic? I love this color as a statement wall behind the bed in a boy’s room paired with red and white accents for an Americana, nautical vibe. Admiral Blue would also provide a sensuous backdrop for dining. Combined with a dark wood dining table, crisp off white linen head chairs and fun, woven side chairs, this would make for a spin on tradition. I am having a 1940s secretary done in high-gloss lacquer of this color for a fun update on a classic piece.

—Carole Marcotte, Form & Function, formandfunctionraleigh.com

We selected Rainstorm because that particular blue has such depth of color and yet is still very soothing.  It is also a great way to introduce some color into a room without overwhelming the eye.

—Beth Lindsey, Beyond Blue Interiors, beyondblueinteriors.com

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