Exploring Shades of Blue: How To Incorporate Color In Your Home

On a psychological level, color has the power to influence one’s mood and perspective. With that in mind, it only makes sense that we would take extra care to ensure the colors we surround ourselves with would reflect how we wish to feel within our own spaces. Blue is a great color to use as an example of this, because it is so versatile. It has the ability to be bright and zany, subdued and calm, as well as rich and vibrant.

Why Blue?

Blue is a universally-liked color. It is a classic color associated with comfort and peace. Blue can work as either a soft, neutral color, or as a stand-out pop of color. For striking contrast, try pairing blue with orange accents. You can pair blue with gray for a touch of elegance, or pair it with pink for something playful and fun. The color blue can be used in any room of your house, but feels right at home especially in bedrooms for its sleep-inducing effects. Whether it is on your walls, furniture, or decor, the color blue is versatile and interesting.

When To Use Color

Try using color in different ways that you have not done before.. This applies not only to the color blue, but any color. If you are new to color theory or prefer a simpler look, you can stick to a monochromatic look. Black, white, and shades of blue will look lovely in any room of your home. Utilizing both light and dark blues in your home will add variance without feeling overwhelmed by hues.

When it comes to painting walls, blue walls are popular in bedrooms and bathrooms for its peaceful and relaxing effect. For furniture, a living room with blue couches can add just the right amount of color. Likewise, blue artwork on the walls can be a great way to introduce the color into a space without committing to painting entire walls.

Light Vs. Dark Colors

While mixing light and dark blues within the same room is perfectly fine and adds a little variance, sticking to only light or only dark blues can drastically change the mood of a room. For a light, airy feeling, try dressing your room in light pastel hues. For a room that feels elegant, choose a color like royal blue or cerulean. For a child’s room or playroom, turquoise can be a playful color to utilize that will not overwhelm a space, but enhance it.

Balance is key when it comes to using light and dark colors in unison. Too much of a dark color can overwhelm the senses and make a space feel closed off. Too much of a light color can make a space feel empty and boring. Having an equal amount of light and dark within a room can help with balance. For example, if you have a dark blue bedspread, your walls should be a light color. Likewise, if your furniture is very light, you can incorporate darker walls or pieces of art.

A Home Full of Color

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