Versatile and elegant but always underrated, the power of the dark blue paint trend is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Here, we turn to the experts at Resene to explore why this hue is having a real moment.
In the world of interior design, dark blue walls are making a splash, with navy and deep, oceanic hues undoubtedly trending, and for good reason. Not only do these colours add depth and dimension to any space, but they deliver an air of elegance too, particularly when lighter neutrals don’t work.
When it comes to choosing the right shade of blue, it’s important to consider the mood you want to set in your home. Darker tones like Resene Indian Ink, Resene Bunting and ink stains like Colorwood Pitch Black can create a sense of calm and tranquillity, perfect for a bedroom or a cosy living room. While on the other hand, slightly brighter shades, such as Resene Aviator and Resene Astronaut, can lift the energy and vibe of a space.
One of the biggest advantages of using dark blue in your home is its versatility. This kind of palette can act as a neutral, pairing well with a range of colours, from warm golds and browns to crisp whites and greys, and even a splash of vibrant colour like bold red or green. This means that you can easily mix and match furniture and decor to create a cohesive look that feels both stylish and comfortable.
Matte and low-sheen finishes, like the Resene SpaceCote paint range, will help bring out the depths in your dark blue. Consider continuing your colour onto your ceiling for a cosy cocooning look with timeless appeal.
So, whether you’re looking to create a serene oasis in your bedroom or add a touch of sophistication to your living room, consider incorporating dark blue walls into your home — they’re sure to make a lasting impression.
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