Blue combinations in the interior
Numerous studies indicate that blue is a favorite with most people and carries with it positive energy. Referring to the cold colors, it is, nevertheless, associated with something romantic and warm, so the blue color in the interior is quite common, as well as its shades: turquoise, cornflower, azure and others.
According to the psychologists, in a room where the dominant color is blue, it is easier to cure insomnia, normalize pressure, calm the nervous system and heartbeat. It is well suited for excitable, nervous people, workaholics who cannot easily relax.
Tip: the design of the room in blue color suits pessimists. It gives a feeling of well-being, constancy, inspires optimism. It is also the color of loyalty, reliability, harmony.
This is exactly the room where the blue color is quite rare because of its coldness and unappetizing. This design will be ideal for those who suffer from excess weight. According to psychologists, much less food is eaten in the blue kitchen than, for example, in the one where the main color is yellow, orange, and beige.
Blue, even in combination with other colors can be a disservice to the living room, making the room rustic. The interior, decorated in this tone, will reassure, but it can not be called spectacular, memorable. When using the sky color, it should also be remembered that any of its shades look advantageous in sunny rooms, whose windows face south. Walls or curtains will bring some coolness to such a room.
Tip: Do not use these same curtains in the room, which is located in the northern part of the house, it will look not only cold, but gloomily dark.
There are cases when the blue color in the interior is used for design in a modern style, but with historical notes. For example:
These styles are characterized by chic, sophisticated elegance, ornate, curved lines, gilding in combination with actual motifs. In such an interior, blue brings solemnity, elegance, adds room, but eliminates flashy luxury.
It is believed that this color came to us from the era of the Empire. It is according to these canons that the walls in the room must be made in blue, the flooring and the doors in some dark color, and the bed must always stand diagonally. Fortunately, times have changed, and we do not need to strictly follow these canons. We can shift the blue color with white, transfer it from the walls to furniture and accessories and turn the chic French chic into a cozy Provence.
Photo: neo-baroque style
Photo: Provence style kitchen
The blue palette is easily combined with many colors. The most common options are its alliances with:
- Yellow and others.
Blue and white
Most often, this combination can be seen in the bathrooms. This is not surprising, given that this color is associated with the water element, and the bathroom is the place where we are in close contact. It would be unfair not to say that in other rooms such a range also looks appropriate, and even recommended for some rooms. It will help create the illusion of airiness, purity. Add light and freshness in rooms with small windows. A prerequisite for this is the absence of any bright colors.
If you want to add accents - it can be vanilla, beige, caramel and other pastel colors. The same wish applies to the floor. Saturated dark tones can distract attention from light motifs and the effect of widening the area disappears.
According to most designers, the white and blue color in the interior will be most harmoniously combined with floors of whitened oak or honey golden. Dark colors will make the general perception worse, red will look coarse, greenish will break the balance.
In order for the interior to look not very cold, you can use a neutral gray color. This combination will create the effect of fullness of the room with snow flakes. But it will look soft and at ease.
Photo: living room in bluish-gray
Ice and flames
Many designers are afraid to work with a tandem of red and blue, fearing to break the harmony in the interior. But given the fact that opposites attract a combination of ice and flame can create a brilliant interior. The main thing is to smooth the imbalance of temperatures. This can be achieved by determining which of the colors will dominate and, accordingly, the room will be cold or warm. So, if you chose the main blue color in the interior, then the stripes on the wallpaper, bed linen, bedspread, tablecloth and the like can be red.
Tip: play with shades of red and take a crimson, coral, terracotta.
Blue and green
Green is akin to blue. The combination of these two shades is quite common in interiors. It looks especially harmonious in the nurseries, bedrooms, living rooms, which can boast of a large area. This is a palette that is firmly associated with nature, so using it is best to choose natural shades. For example, the color of the sky and fruit green, juicy and pistachio, light and neutral color of kiwi. If you have a desire to create a tropical atmosphere in your home, then the tandem of these two or more shades will cope with the task easily.
Photo: blue combined with green will help you to create a natural atmosphere in the interior that is best suited for children's rooms.
Blue with yellow and orange
In the event that you are a fan of the early spring, awakening from the hibernation of nature, and want to recreate these motifs in your interior, a union of yellow and blue tones will come to your aid. The main thing is to correctly place accents and keep proportions. It is interesting that you can play with absolutely any shades of both colors, from bright to faded. The overall picture of this will not spoil. Yellow will add solar heat to a cold room, but will not steal the created visual space.
Blue is the color that looks good in combination with tones similar to the palette and diametrically opposite. If the accents are placed correctly, the created interior will be cozy, interesting and easy to perceive.
It is necessary to show a little imagination and, it would seem, such a simple color, will be able to surprise you with its elegance. With it, you can create in your home both winter and warm spring atmosphere, feel the breath of the sea breeze or the cold frosty wind. In any case, all experiments with blue are doomed to success.