Blue living rooms come in all shapes and sizes. From traditional, to modern, to everything in between, blue is a color that spans across styles like no other. In fact, next to neutrals, there’s no easier color to decorate with than blue. So whether your tastes turn to bright and bold, or soft and subtle, these blue living room ideas are sure to provide ample inspiration.
Celebrity designer Thom Filicia is known for creating spaces that are classic yet have some sort of unexpected flair that set them apart from the crowd. This blue living room in Greenwich, Connecticut is no exception. One of the most important things to note is that while the paint is a very dark blue, it has a glossy finish which makes it more exciting and vibrant than a matte finish would. Consider this technique when using dark paint colors.
A classic sitting room, like this one designed by Echelon Custom Homes, is the ideal setting for traditional and restrained Wedgwood blue walls. When paired with the white bead board ceiling and light hickory floors the color reads almost as a neutral, yet it still lends enough depth to keep the room feeling robust. The color combined with the room’s architectural details prove that a space can have a ton of personality before a single piece of furniture is placed within.
There’s no better color combination than blue and orange. In the case of this warm and cozy blue living room, designer Cory Connor used a dark but vibrant shade as the primary color and then accented it with hits of rusty orange. By painting the built-in bookcases the same color as the grasscloth covered walls, she has created a feeling of intimacy, and there’s a sense of being enveloped by this warm and welcoming color.
Contrast is key in this transitional living room by Alice Burnham Interior Design. Dark blue grasscloth wallpaper provides the perfect backdrop for two pieces of modern art, while a blue mid-century modern sofa pops against crisp white wainscoting. Despite the use of several dark blues, the room maintains a light, airy feeling thanks to the considered use of white and cream.
The calming colors of the sea and sky are perfect for Bohemian style rooms. In this living area almost every single color is a shade of blue, with no real accent colors to speak of. This tone-on-tone look can be tough to pull off, but in this case the huge window and massive amount of natural light coming through provide a break from the single span of color.
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