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Interior Design Colors – Navy Blue Decor

Summertime often calls to mind this particularly dark, rich shade of blue: navy. And no wonder: it's the color of the ocean waves on a hot summer's day, and it's the color that's been used for years in summer decorating, particularly at the beach.

Think of a grand old summertime beach-side hotel, and it's easy to imagine the navy-and-white striped awning, the navy cushions on the white wicker porch furniture, and the navy-and-white striped placemats on which are set a cold tuna salad platter and a lemonade.

Navy blue, especially combined with bright white, gives a crisp, clean feeling to any room. One great summer decorating idea is to re-do a bathroom in this color. For a nautical effect, choose a navy wallpaper that is in a navy-and-white stripe pattern. For navy blue decor that's more subtle, you can find navy and white wallpaper in many other patterns, from toile to floral print designs.

Even if you're not in a seaside getaway, navy blue decor can also be used in your home's other rooms, for a cooling, calming effect. Depending on the color scheme you have now, you could try replacing your area rug with something in navy and white. Add vases or curtains in navy, and a couple of throw pillows in navy and one of the colors that already dominate the room.

If you want to tone down the navy blue decor in a room, add a
little pale yellow; this will offset the navy without detracting
from it. A navy vase with yellow carnations is a favorite among
lovers of navy blue.

American Blinds, Wallpaper and More offers a variety of navy wallpaper prints. Visit americanblinds.com and shop their Advanced Color Search to find your perfect design style featuring the color of navy.

-Sarah Van Arsdale

 

Source: Sheffield School of Interior Design
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