As you can tell from my work, I typically like a white wall. Some shade of white....a creamy white, a grey white, a pinky white....it makes me feel happy and refreshed to walk into a light space. With all that being said.....I have to admit to having a big fat design crush on dark blue walls right now. They can vary from navy, to dark turquoise and when a room is covered in it, damn does it make a statement. I even have a pinterest board dedicated to this color, which you can follow by clicking here. This color really sets the scene for drama and depth....like you'd want to have a glass of wine, while listening to jazz, writing poetry and looking out your window to see Paris in all its beauty. Yeah...it's that kind of color. Here are a few of my favorite examples of this that I found on pinterest.
Are you wondering how you can make these dark blue walls work in your space? Here are a few tips.
1. Be sure to choose a room that has ample natural light. Putting a super dark color on a wall with no light will bring you down. Balance is key.
2. Add in old things! Antiques and items with character are really showcased well in a room of this color.
3. Accent with brass. Oooooo, do I ever love brass. Brass is classic and timeless with a hint of fancy. So...brass away my friends, brass lamps, sconces, gold framed mirrors or art work.
Do you also have a design crush on dark blue walls? I'd love to see some spaces you love.
Upload your photos to instagram with the hashtag #happytobeblue and we can all share the love, get inspiration and create a beautiful little design party on instagram.
Talk to you next week!