Dark blue is having a moment — here’s how to harness the hue at home

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.

Resene True Blue — Dark Blue Paint Trend

Walls and sideboard painted in Resene SpaceCote Flat and Resene Indian Ink, Sideboard top finished in Resene Colorwood Pitch Black, styling credits below*

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.

Dark Blue paint trend
Both: Walls and sideboard painted in Resene SpaceCote Flat and Resene Indian Ink, Sideboard top finished in Resene Colorwood Pitch Black and floor finished in Resene Colorwood Bask, styling credits below**

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.

Get The Look

True Blue Touches


Hamptons Private
from Ligne Roset
Dark Blue Paint Trend
Nuvola 09
from ECC
Rosenthal Vase
From The Studio of Tableware
Dark Blue Paint Trend
Cannage Motif Blanket
from Dior
Dark Blue Paint Trend
Heart-shaped Cushion
from Gucci
Rainbow Rug
from Louis Vuitton
Dark Blue Paint Trend
Sitting Pretty
From Faradays
Soda Coffee Table
From Matisse

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*Cupidon occasional table from Ligne Roset, Cyrus occasional chair from Soren Liv, Medusa candle holder, In The Sun table lamp and vases from Tessuti, Loewe fragrance, honeysuckle candle and Ginori candle all from Faradays, Fluid XIII by Ray Haydon, Izzy by Brendan McGorry and Line Against Circle by Kāryn Taylor all from Sanderson Contemporary.

**Left image: Ruché armchair, Écume rug and Sitar table lamp from Ligne Roset, Turn side table from Snelling Studio, Coffee table books and Medusa candle holder Tessuti, Thrum I by Damien Kurth from Sanderson Contemporary Right image: Cupidon occasional table from Ligne Roset, Cyrus occasional chair from Soren Liv, Medusa candle holder, In The Sun table lamp and vases from Tessuti, Loewe fragrance, honeysuckle candle, Chelsea boots and Ginori candle all from Faradays, Fluid XIII by Ray Haydon, Izzy by Brendan McGorry and Line Against Circle by Kāryn Taylor all from Sanderson Contemporary.

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