Decorating with Light Blue

A living room with light blue accents. Shown with Provenance Woven Wood Shades, available at M & M Wallcoverings & Blinds in Sarasota, FL

Soften your home interior.

Typically light blue, also called powder blue or sky blue, is associated with classic home design. However, this calm tone can enhance decorating styles from vintage to modern, beachy to lodge, and rustic to elegant.

Light blue can vary from pure blue to grey and tan tones. Go toward the green, and the result is aqua. Add a bit of red, and you’ll get lavender.

Create a soothing environment.

Psychologists often say that blue reminds us of the sky and the sea and heaven. That’s why it feels so calming to the body and mind. Keep light blue in the soothing range by combining it with white, cream, grey and white. The softness these combinations create is perfect for bedrooms or bathrooms where you want to create a soothing atmosphere.

For a bit more contrast, pair light blue with yellow, forest green, sage green or apricot. To spice it up, accent light blue with orange, electric blue, acid green or tomato red. It also goes well with brown, tan, copper, gold and caramel, which are almost opposite blue on the color wheel. And do use light blue with all tones of woods, from darkest ebony to lightest oak.

Ideas for adding Light Blue.

An eclectic living room with light blue wall paint. Shown with Parkland Wood Blinds; available at M & M Wallcoverings & Blinds in Sarasota

Think calming light blue for:
– Paint
– Upholstery
– Rugs
– Window treatments
– Bedding
– Kitchen appliances
– Tile and stone

Light blue helps you create a cool, calm interior that soothes the senses. Add this delicate color to your interior design this season.


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