Decorating With Blue

ProSource | 6/2/2016 | Expert Advice

Blue is one of the most versatile colors around, as there’s a shade for nearly every personality and every occasion. Given the fact that shades can wander from teal to turquoise and then to gray and back, you have even more blue hues to choose from.

What you may not know is that even though blue has been traditionally considered a “cool” color, there are shades of blue that range from warm to cool.

Warm Blues

Warm blues contain hints of red can often make a room feel cozy, so they’re perfect for a living room, kitchen, dining room, or any room where you might find yourself entertaining. Warm blues include colors that lean toward more turquoise colors. These colors often go well with cherry wood flooring or a warm brown.

Cool Blues

Cool blues move more toward the purple spectrum such as baby blue or ice blue and will make a room look larger and more spacious. Driftwood tones often mix blue with gray and are extremely popular at the moment. You can pair these with grey hardwood floors. These colors tend to reflect more light as well, so they’re a great choice if you’re attempting to amp up the natural light in a room.

Stark Blue

For a bold style, a bright blue or a deep royal can make a major color statement. You can make a bigger or smaller statement by choosing to go with the color on the walls or just with accents. Deep blues often pair well with cool hardwood finishes that are not too dark, or, if you’re looking for a softer feel, a light colored carpet in silver, beige, gray, or white.

Softer Blues

For a more subtle appeal, softer blues can give you just the hint of color you’re looking for and they look great with white trim and doors. These colors also go well with gray-washed hardwood flooring or lighter tile floors .

Blue Isn’t Just For The Walls And The Accent Pillows Anymore

Colored cabinetry is a newer trend in kitchens and bathrooms and it’s an excellent way to integrate color into your interior design style. With a variety of finish types and styles, you can have your cabinets in blue to fit just about any design style from traditional to modern.

Many custom cabinet makers can even color match for you, so if the color you’re looking for isn’t one of the standard offerings, you can still have your dream cabinets in blue. Custom refinishing is yet another option.

Another popular way to bring color into your kitchen and bathroom is with a backsplash. ProSource has a wide variety of tile styles available in a multitude of colors and shades - including blue - to create the perfect pop of whichever shade you choose.

Peruse the inspiration images and add those you like to your myProSource Project Center. Then contact your local ProSource Showroom, whose experts can help you add a little blue to your room.

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