Summer Refresh: Decorating with Blue

The season’s unofficial color, you can never have too much blue – especially when it’s grounded in white and accented with warm browns. Bring the feeling of summer serenity to your home with a calming mix of shades ranging from navy to cobalt to sky. This year we will see blues with a softened mistiness that promotes a more serene energy. Discover the perfect combination of mixed materials, soft-washed textiles, coastal décor and candlelight. Feature image courtesy of Serena & Lily.

Behr Color of the Year 2019 Blueprint

Behr Paint’s Color of the Year 2019: Blueprint

It’s always exciting when a brand announces its Color of the Year, but it often leaves people uncertain about how to incorporate it into their own home design. With Behr Paint’s 2019 selection, ‘Blueprint’, it is remarkably easy. The color is available exclusively at The Home Depot.

“Blueprint is an honest, approachable color that conjures up the blueprints that builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life. Blueprint creates a space where you can build your own re-imaged life – where awareness of what we want to build for ourselves can transform into action. “ ~ Behr

Warmer than denim and softer than navy, Blueprint signifies optimism, authenticity and confidence. It is poised to be a classic for years to come. This calming hue is perfect for the bathroom, kitchen or living room walls. But if you’re more reserved, experiment with a much smaller project. “If you’re looking to re-imagine your space in a smaller way, try painting a piece of furniture like a coffee table or bookshelf in this classic blue.

Behr Paint Color of the Year 2019 | How to Decorate with Blue
Behr Paint Color of the Year 2019 | How to Decorate with Blue
Behr Paint Color of the Year 2019 | How to Decorate with Blue

Embracing a full range of blue, teal and gray is a key direction for 2019 Color Trends.  Layer light and dark blues on walls, cabinets, furniture and décor items to create a strong impace.  Brushes of metallic gold add a touch of luxe.

Layering Blues | How to Decorate with Blue

Pottery Barn Summer Catalog 2019

For the season glimmering on the horizon, Pottery Barn embraced all things color, from the shades of the ocean and sun-bleached tones to vibrant global prints. For a casually elegant design, take inspiration from both land and sea. Earthy woven pieces, a mix of iconic patterns and touches of East Coast chic do just that.

Coastal Decorating Ideas | Pottery Barn Summer 2019
Decorating with Blue | Pottery Barn

Blue is a versatile color and is often considered a neutral because of its simplicity. Depending upon the shade, it can add a contemporary flair or make a classic statement. Put a summer spin on your space with lush hydrangeas and a coastal pillow or two. The image above shows Pottery Barn’s iconic Chesterfield Collection with a fresh silhouette and deep button tufting.

Decorating with Blue | Pottery Barn

For a casually elegant design, take inspiration from both land and sea. Earthy woven pieces, a mix of iconic patterns and touches of East Coast chic do just that.  Shown in image above: Chesterfield Tufted Upholstered Bed, Ludlow Nightsand, Stowe Mirror, Gingham Check Reversible Bedding, Morgan Organic Bedding and Waffle Blanket.

Decorating with Blue | Pottery Barn

Shown in the image above is the Aubrey Collection that is crafted with look of built-in cabinetry. The clean lines go with any style, but the beadboard detailing and bright white finish highlight a traditional American Design

Decorating with Blue | Pottery Barn

It feels like dinner in the Hamptons with this beautiful collection of Hampton Melamine Dinnerware and Aqua Acrylic Glasses.

Using Blue in the Bedroom & Bath

Decorating For Summer
Nautical Decorating Ideas
Coastal Decorating Ideas
Coastal Bedroom Ideas

This beautiful coastal bedroom incorporates shades of blue, grey and white. It’s bright, fresh and airy. It’s the perfect bedroom to show how well blue and white works with warm browns.  Roman shades are a great way to create light blockage.

Coastal Guest Bedroom

A wonderful coastal bedroom that uses soothing blue tones, with plenty of pattern and texture. Double the pattern, double the fun.  Show the guest bedroom some love with reversible comforters you can switch up in a matter of seconds for a whole new look.

Blue Bathroom Ideas
Coastal Bathroom

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