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Moody Blues Make For Design Elegance

Blue works well with all other hues and tones, bringing a lightness and reassuring quality to our homes that will resonate with our lifestyles throughout spring and summer 2023 and beyond.

For a timeless look, designers return to blue as a color that promotes calmness, positivity, and elegance in a space. Adding a muted blue to a door or trim makes this entryway a breeze:

Below is the incorporation of soft blues in this beautiful space from Julie Howard for Timber Trails Development Company. The French doors are painted in James River Gray by Benjamin Moore:

You can easily create restorative spaces in your home by incorporating cozy furniture, soft throw blankets, ambient lighting, and soft blue accents to create the mood you’re going for:

Look how blue pairs so beautifully with every other color and tone, making it a true neutral:

Painting the kitchen island is a great way to add a pop of color and visual interest to a room, and it provides a strong base around which to build your space:

Use blue and white in your bedroom decor through the use of patterned textiles, such as throw pillows or curtains, or via statement pieces, such as a blue and white piece of artwork:

Even small spaces deserve a splashy statement color! Who wouldn't love seeing the happy pop of blue from this cabinet when they walk in the front door. This piece was painted blue (with Valspar Indigo Streamer) and with a touch of brass with new hardware, it becomes the focal point of the entryway. A little blue and white ginger jar helps tie everything together:

Small spaces love blue, too! This multi-functional area boasts a blue sofa, but with the white walls and natural accents, it remains a very neutral, warm and inviting room:

This soft blue color makes for a perfectly perfect kids' bathroom! Adding in a splash of red with towels or artwork makes it fun and visually interesting:

How about adding a blue rug for some charm? Look how it changes the mood of the room:

Cool down the fireplace with a blue hue. It makes this room instantly artful:

A set of blue chairs make this living room come alive:

Blue still remains a designer's top shade to decorate with, perhaps because it's bold and can feel like a brave choice, but in some ways, it also acts like a neutral, easy to work with, suits any style and can be combined with so many other colors. Dark and moody in some lights, and muted and soothing in others, it's a chameleon of a shade, which does mean it can lend itself to almost every other color on the color wheel!

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