True Blue Home Decor Ideas

How to use blue in home decor - history and design story

The History of Blue

The color blue is associated with two of Earth’s greatest natural features: the sky and the ocean. But that wasn’t always the case. Some scientists believe that the earliest humans were actually colorblind and could only recognize black, white, red, and only later yellow and green. As a result, early humans with no concept of the color blue simply had no words to describe it.

Blue was first produced by the ancient Egyptians who figured out how to create a permanent pigment that they used for decorative arts. The color blue continued to evolve for the next 6,000 years, and certain pigments were even used by the world’s master artists to create some of the most famous works of art.

Although blue was expensive to use in paintings, it was much cheaper to use for dying textiles. Unlike the rarity of Lapis Lazuli, the arrival of a new blue dye called “indigo” came from a excessively grown crop—called Indigofera tinctoria—that was produced across the world.

Blue in Interior Design

Interior designers love working with colors that are trendy in order to create dynamic spaces that are both attractive and functional. One of the top colors that designers are using right now is blue, so incorporating various shades of this color into your home or office will bring a modern vibe into it and invoke the qualities that are associated with blue.

Mix and Match the Right Shades of Blue

Blue can be an intense color when used throughout the majority of a room, no matter what size it is. Therefore, mixing varying shades of blue is a great way to not only break up the monotony of a using one color but also make the space more calming rather than stimulating. You can also use various patterns in your blue furniture, accessories, and wallpaper so that you can provide enough contrast within a room while still keeping the color the focal point.

Blue Contrasted by Crisp White

Yet another great way to incorporate blue into a room without overdoing it is by using blue wallpaper or paint on the walls but adding a bright white trim throughout. Decorating the windows and ceiling with these white lines will really make the blue stand out and provide great contrast. When it comes to blue, it is all about balance and white is a great way to bring some balance to a space that is flooded with blue walls.

Create Opulence

Create expensive and stylish looks on the background of blue tones of gold and silver decor, a refined atmosphere in the Art Deco style.

In Children’s Bedrooms & Nursery

Blue is great for children’s bedrooms as they can simply alter the color of the accents and accessories as they get older and change the way blue looks. For example, blue and butter yellow when they are babies, blue and mint green for toddlers, blue and orange for young kids, blue and white for high school kids. You can go as far as your imagination.

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