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Decorate with blue

Blue works in every room in the house espeically the bedroom with this comforter set in shades of blue and brown medallion bedding Blue works in every room in the house.

It can be tough to decide which colors to use when redecorating your home. With so many colors to choose from, the idea of picking a single one and sticking with it can be intimidating – but have you considered blue? Not only is this color incredibly versatile, but it’s on every designer’s radar right now. Here’s why:

Blue is a calming color

A room full of warm colors like reds, yellows and oranges can quickly feel overwhelming. However, a room decorated or accented with blues can have a calming effect. This is why blues are so popular in bedrooms and living rooms. These are areas that you want to relax in, so why use colors that can make you tense? Choosing a light, cool color can also make a small space feel bigger, which can be beneficial in a one that normally feels cramped.

Nia Comforter SetBlue adds some color without being overwhelming.

There’s so much you can do with it

There are so many shades of blue that it’s easy to mix and match more than one. For example, if you want blue to be the dominant color in your living room, a cobalt futon couch can easily be paired with turquoise or baby blue throw pillows. You don’t want to match colors that are too close in shade, though. This may give the impression that you tried to get two items of the same color but it didn’t quite work out. Blues are bright enough to liven up a room, but not so wild that they can throw of the neutral tone of the space.

Madison Tuffed Nailhead Chair

It can be vintage or contemporary

There are some colors that just shout a different era (’70s avocado green, anyone?). However, blue is one of the few colors that can be used in vintage or contemporary decor. For example, a teal shabby chic coffee table can give your room a vintage vibe, while decorative lamps in robin’s egg blue can seem very modern. It’s all about how to accessorize and accent your room. Many blues complement other colors in your decor as well. Blue pairs well with neutrals black, white or gray, but can be brightened as well. Pair turquoise with coral or navy blue with yellow.

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Comments (14)

Georgette Burke

I would incorporate a little more whimsical style in my decor. Like the dark blue lamp shade with an elephant has the base. Nice touch

Midnight Velvet

Thanks Georgette! Great choice. Share a pic sometime of your new whimsical touches! You can email it to us at or post on our Facebook page:

Charlene Shaffer

I am so sick of blue, that seems to be the only color, besides ugly brown these home designers and decorators know how to use. There is a whole rainbow of colors out there. They have NO imagination! Don’t think I will enjoy my new catalog this season, if blue is the only color you can come up with!!!

Midnight Velvet

Hi Charlene, we agree that it’s great to decorate with any color and being creative and imaginative with your decor. We are just highlighting all the lovely hues of blue this season that we are especially enjoying. We still showcase many other colors in our Fall Catalog. Let us know what you think. Thanks for the comment!

Darcella Harris

Where can I get it? SERIOUSLY !

Midnight Velvet

Here’s a link to the lamp Darcella: Glad that you love it!

agnes howard

Needed,three large orb swivel chairs-black, if available. If they are not available when will they be available again? Thank you.

judy eason

I love the blue chair and gray wall theme. I bought the chevron throw (which is very beautiful), and now I have my eye on the blue chair and the Hudson console. I’m doing my livingroom in an elegant country theme. I do believe I can pull this off and make it look fabulous.

Virginia Jimenez

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The blue elephant lamp looks a much brighter blue when next to the blue chair in the photo above, but looks a deeper shade when standing alone on the coffee table. Could you please advise which blue it is more like in real life, thank you 🙂

Midnight Velvet

Hi Kate, sorry about this confusion. The lamp is more of a navy shade when not lit, but the shade will brighten some when lit. Hope this helps! Thanks for taking a look at our Decorating with Blue style ideas. Let us know if you need anything else.


I love the blue and brown, such an awesome combination – like red and mustard. I have one room in blue and brown and when I want to change, I put it in another room and give new color to the other room with the décor.

Denise Shworles

I like blue but not that much.

Mary Anne Kintop

Love the lampshade and elephant base!! I am definitely buying one for my sister who collects elephant and just survived cancer!!

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Published on Aug 08 2016

Last Updated on Aug 19 2016

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