Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
I’ve had a few people ask me what colors I’m going to be using in the house, and each time someone asks me, I panic just a little bit because I honestly have no clue.
One color that I can’t seem to get enough of lately is navy blue, so I can almost guarantee that it’ll be making an appearance in the house. Where? I haven’t a clue yet. 🙂 I’d like to live in the house a bit, see how the sunlight affects different rooms, and then make a decision. But in the meantime, I find myself searching for navy blue rooms on a regular basis for inspiration.
One of my favorite navy blue rooms of all times is this living room by Emily A. Clark. I really like navy blue used with lots of light, bright white.
Here’s another example of navy blue used with lots of white. Of course, if this were my room, I’d have drapery panels on all of those windows in a beautiful patterned fabric. 🙂
I would certainly consider using navy blue in a room without lots of natural light as long as there were plenty of lamps, and as long as it suited the use of a room. I think a home library would be the perfect candidate for navy blue to create a cozy feel like this room.
When it comes to navy blue, I like ’em dark. The darker the better. If they’re bordering on royal blue, then they’re not dark enough for my taste. The blue in this room is so dark, so rich, and so perfect.
This room also has the perfect navy blue for me. I love it!
Of course, any navy blue room of mine would also be accented with other colors. I really like it used with yellow and gray.
But I really like it mixed with oranges and aquas….of course. 🙂
Navy blue in the kitchen is a daring choice, but I don’t know that it’s any more daring than teal (which I currently have), so I’m definitely open to daring choices.
Another option would be to use it just on an island in a white kitchen. Still a bold statement without being too bold.
One of my favorite wallcoverings is grass cloth. Make it navy blue, and wow! It’s stunning!
Another option, which I’m not even sure if I’m brave enough to try, is to use it on the exterior of the house. I really love this look, but it’s definitely bold.
But I could most certainly do a navy blue door. This is such a stunning look with the light gray and white exterior.
Are you loving navy blue as much as I am right now? Have you used it in your home? And did you use it in a room with loads of sunlight, or in a cozy dark room? If you’ve used this color and you’ve shared pictures online, I’d love to see them! Feel free to leave a link in the comments below.
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