Better Ways to Use Blue in Your Decor

Blue is a decorating stand-by. Ensure this classic, never-out-of-style color looks fresh and fun in your rooms with these tricks.

[MUSIC] Does your neutral room look like this? If so, try playing with the color blue. For a classic look, try pale blue walls like this, this, or this. Choose a sofa in a cool neutral with blue undertones to complement the other shades. Next, bring in patterns with a timeless vibe like stripes, and florals. Pick patterns with warm mocha browns or another medium saturation neutral. Add throw pillows that are fun and casual. Finally, chose a wall color that matches the color to the blues in your fabrics and you'll have a pulled together space. [NOISE] Craving something a little bolder? [NOISE] Mix and chartreuse and stronger blues. Start with the sofa in a darker peacock blue. Dark colors hide stains better. Then, to balance the intensity in the room, go lighter on smaller upholstered pieces. [MUSIC] Keep the accent color to splashes here and there, like these Chartreuse curtains. Add a few hints of darker neutrals. Pick a blue wall color that leans neutral, but has medium intensity. It won't recede but won't compete, either. [NOISE] Want to tone it down with blue? Try a quieter color for your larger sofa, in a warm neutral. Apply darker blues to smaller pieces, like this armchair. For an accent, try a grayed out plum on curtains, and accents like pillows, for a serene yet compelling look. To add a little bit of fun, throw in an unexpected pattern that coordinates with the blue hues in your room. And for the wall, go with the blue that borders green in the paint deck. With a color like this, the room will look crisp and fresh. Follow these tips for decorating in blue, to give your room a new personality. [MUSIC]

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