ICYMI the color blue is on-trend this year, making it a sought-after choice amongst interior design gurus and novices alike. It is commonly associated with trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, and faith — what's not to love about that? Known for its calming abilities on the mind and body, it's a great addition in bedrooms or living rooms, so in honor of this versatile shade, we're sharing 10 blue living room ideas that'll make a dramatic statement in any abode.
1. Make it moody with blue-gray tones.
2. Go bold with your wallpaper selection.
There are plenty of opportunities to be playful in a blue living room, and by opting for a highly patterned wallpaper, you can make a feature out of the simplest space. Artist Alyse Rodriquez used this tropical print in her living room, pairing it with woven baskets, colorful throw pillows, and plenty of foliage.
3. Paint the room from head to toe.
Go bold and paint everything from your walls to your baseboards to your window trim in the same hue. This living room by Bayley Ward has been doused in a decadent dark blue, paired with furniture to match. Bonus: Painting in the same color increases the verticality of your walls, making your ceiling height feel taller.
4. Pair dark blue with gold for a luxe look.
5. Pair a coastal blue with natural materials.
Blue commonly references the sky and the sea, so if you're trying to create a nautical setting, choose colors that are close to the real deal like blogger Kristin Lagerqvist did in her living room. Hang photographs and prints of landscapes and accessorize with warm natural materials such as leather, terra-cotta, and brass.
6. Add pops of color for an eclectic look.
7. Create a vintage feel with a touch of black pigment
Blue paint colors that contain black pigment help bring about an aged look that's dripping with old-school glamour as demonstrated by this living room belonging to interior designer Melanie Lissack. The light blue shade highlights interesting architectural features, while vintage furniture and metallic finishes complement the overall look.
8. Accessorize with blue accents.
9. Add layers of texture to bring a boho aesthetic.
10. Upcycle furniture to fit.
Paint your millwork and radiator cover the same color as the rest of your living room for a seamless, uninterrupted look. Erica Davies of The Edited did just that in her colorful digs, adding in accent colors and patterns with vintage furniture and accessories that she hunted down and gave new life.