Blue never goes out of style. And this season it is back as one of the key colours in our spring summer trends. But blue can also be quite distinctive. Learn how to make the blues work in every room of your home without overwhelming.
A dollop of blue in the kitchen
The thought of spending time in the kitchen needn’t give you the blues. Add a blue roaster to your set of ovenware or a few of these pretty blue cast iron cocottes for a country kitchen feel. Accessorise with blue accents here and there for a subtle blue feel. Think kitchen towels or a French look navy striped apron. Update you neutrals with a splash of blue, choose two tone colours such as on this blue-grey breadbin.
A serving of blue at the table
Just as you wouldn’t want to add too much of one spice to your food, you don’t want to overdo the blues at your table setting. Subtlety and a few key accents will have a far more elegant and lasting impact. Think natural placemats with on trend blue glass or classic white table linen accented with duck egg dinner plates or a bolder patterned blue. Your set of blue placemats can add some colour to an organic brunch table or that fresh touch you need for a mid-summer alfresco dinner.
A scatter of blues in the living room
You can be a bit bolder with the blues in your living room. Think one blue statement piece like this deep blue carpet or a few smaller blue décor items that command attention, think wall art like this blue painted city or a few blue scatter cushions that are easy to mix and match. If you are looking for a more subtle touch of blue, vases like this tribal style add a different touch or this marble decorative tray for some blue sophistication.
A hug of blue in the bedroom
Create a calmer, more meditative space in the bedroom with blue. Layer your bed in luxurious blue 800tc Egyptian cotton bedding, a sure way to help you relax at the end of the day. Add a few cool blue scatters to complete this tranquil look. Choose a corner of your room as your go-to quiet space. This blue occasional chair is perfect for those late lazy afternoons with a book.
A wash of blue for the bathroom
Blue is a perfect colour for the bathroom. And you don’t need to go all nautical with it. Rather, think crisp white with a set of deep blue ribbed towels and an extra length denim bathmat. Or take the more subtle approach with just one or two items that have a thread of blue like this jute and blue cotton basket.