If you think this is a strange color choice…these blue living room ideas will make you think again!
Dark blue walls? Are you sure? For too long, blue walls have had a bad reputation. They were perceived as cold and uninviting. Not somewhere to cozy into on a cold winter’s night. This image is thankfully, now redundant. The people have spoken and the view has changed.
If you look at the modern view of what the color blue symbolizes, it gives to depth and stability. Have you ever thought about why banks pretty much choose blue as their base color?…stability and trust.
From a decor perspective, there is a psychological benefit. The color blue is considered to be incredibly beneficial to the body and the mind. It is a very calming color that is associated with calm skies and calm sea’s.
However, if done right, they can produce a spectacular effect. Warm, inviting and very stylish. Combine them with natural materials, golds and copper and you are in for a very individual, yet stylish space.
Take a look at the images below for some blue living room ideas and inspiration.
You wont find many more elegant living rooms than this example here. It is so beautiful, amazingly well done. The color is light and airy, almost as if it has some historical significance. The way the a gold color accents the blue is incredible, and works so well to give the room more depth. Obviously, this is a huge room, so for most people, you would have to re-imagine this color scheme into smaller settings.
This is a brave color choice given how dark it is, but i have to say that it works well. The color has a matte flat finish, which i think helps. The huge windows really make this work, introducing plenty of light into the space which offsets the natural darkness of the blue. Notice that the ceiling remains white, this is always a good idea when you have very dark colors on the wall. It illuminates that natural light in the room and adds some depth to the wall paint color.
This is an example of a more modern blue living room. It gives a really good example of how to introduce blue into a living room without overdoing it. The actual blue is broken up with a geometric pattern that flows through to other aspects of the room, such as the rug. I also appreciate the way that they have introduced some natural brown colors into the room. This breaks up the binary colors of blue and white, bringing in natural feel.
A feature wall or a focus wall is a great place to introduce a blue. This particular color is a teal blue which historically, has always been associated with richness. It is clearly a very beautiful and classy color. The way teal complements blacks and natural brown colors is amazing.
An excellent example of how a duck egg blue can create such a modern and fresh space. The light is incredible and the warmth that flows from the blue is wonderful. The addition of the white accessories helps here too, the combination together works wonderfully well.
Fun…this is exactly what you are getting here. A modern, fresh space that really illuminates. The wonderful use of color creates a vibrant feel and is very uplifting. The way that the blue color is integrated is perfectly done. It flows through the room without overpowering it.
The mix of natural woods and a royal blue color creates a natural looking space, elegant and refined. The large windows obviously provide plenty of light with helps to offset the darkness of the walls.
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Absolute refined…this room just shouts luxury and warmth. The wainscoting adds another dimension to the look, giving it a very rich depth. Add in some natural colors like grays and browns, you have a very balanced room. This image also highlights the importance of low level lighting. The yellow hue of the lights, creates additional warmth into the room.
You can see from this image that the choice of color is purposeful. The back room is so bright and airy, whilst this room transitions is to a very calming blue. Somewhere to come and have a lie down in and have a think.
I simply love how they have integrated the wall colors with the furniture. Everything is so rich in the image, projecting plenty of warmth and comfort into the room. The different shades of blue really does help breaking things up, whilst helping the eye to be drawn in different directions.
This blue living room is incredibly stylish, so much depth in this image. The walls are on the darker end of the blue spectrum, but broken up well with the beadboarding. They have not held back with the furnishings too, the curtains matching the walls…with the sofa also color matching perfectly. The chesterfield type sofa adds a lot of interest into the scene too, with the beige carpet breaking the block of blue.
A very achievable look from a real home. This image just goes to show that you don’t necessarily need a studio sized layout to make the color work. This scene really highlights the height of the room, making use of the space beautifully. The dark blue doesn’t make the room feel small, if anything, it delivers warmth…with a boatload of style.
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Absolutely no holding back with this blue living room idea…the full nine yards as they say. They have used two complementing shades of blue to break up the walls, which also helps to draw the eye to those wonderful architectural features. The imposing gold mirror also breaks up the space and delivers a very elegant look. The room will no doubt appear very dark, with the painted ceiling helping in this respect. Obviously, it is purposefully designed this way…but what an intimate space this decor delivers.
This cozy blue living room has so much character, with so may interesting accessories. The blue in the walls almost helps to draw the eye towards them. The art on the walls breaks up the blue walls perfectly…very subtle and very well done.
Another real life blue living room scenario, and you can see it works well. A fresh, dynamic space that is lively without being to eye catching. The range of colors complement each other very well. It goes to show that you can introduce other strong colors without clashing.
Clearly, the owners of this blue living room have not held back…they must really like blue. Almost everything is blue…it works well but it is a dangerous game to play. Fortunately for them, it has paid of handsomely. The key thing is to break up the colors, doing so here through the colors of the bookshelves and the architectural features such as the wainscoting.
You have to have an element of bravery if you want to introduce a blue color into your living room. This is especially the case if you want to use a lot of it. Think carefully how you intend to break up the space and what complementing colors you wish to use.
What is for sure, if you get it right, it will more than likely, create a stunning space that will be widely admired. I hope our blue living room ideas give you something to think about and start that creative process.
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