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5 Ways To Use Blue At Home

Experiment with its different shades and see what suits your space

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Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

When favorite colors are being talked about, blue is a common answer. And why won’t it be? This color is easy to love and is pretty flexible—its lighter versions can make for a relaxing and airy space, while the deeper shades can create a moody ambiance. If you can’t decide which among the blues you want for your space, let these interiors inspire you: 

1. Use it as accent on your floor.

Robins egg blue rectangular tiles placed adjacent to viridian tiles make for a calming accent to the all-neutral flooring of Nailandia, a nail spa located at 198 Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City. The subtle wall accents echo the color scheme on the floor. And with white and cream furniture, you’ll certainly do nothing but sit back and relax (while having your nails done). You can copy this look if you want a living area or a den that exudes a similar feel. 

2. Use light blue for the bedroom of your tween or teen.

Soft, tiffany blue can last years in a tween's or teen’s room. This bedroom is occupied by a sixteen-year-old. The bed cover in pastel stripes make the room sweet for its occupant. Should you have the same room for your teen, you don’t have to repaint the room as she grows older. You simply have to replace the accessories with more mature ones, like beddings with subtle (but not sweet) patterns, framed photos, and perhaps a wooden desk for reading or working. You can also repaint the furniture with taupe or chocolate brown to make the look more mature. 

3. Use blue to create impact in an eclectic space.

A blue-and-white combo isn’t only for Chinese porcelain. A deep blue shade paired with crisp white can result in different looks, depending on what you are gunning for. In this living area, blue enhanced the eclectic space, thanks to the patterns present on the pillows. The wrought iron daybed and flowy, white curtains create an inviting space where you are welcome to take an afternoon nap. 

4. Use a light to medium shade to make a bedroom relaxing.

Bedrooms can be relaxing and not boring at the same time. The azure walls of this bedroom are bright enough to be cheerful without being overpowering or too energizing. The thin, white stripes add a bit of character and echo the crisp white beddings and wall frames. 

5. Use blue, instead of white, as your backdrop for your accessories and mementos.

In this condo unit, midnight blue creates a sophisticated, moody ambiance. It also lets the homeowner’s knickknacks—mounted on corkboards on the wall—and brightly colored pillows pop. If you do not want to create stark contrasts, you can have furniture that is a shade darker or lighter than your wall color. 

PHOTOS: Vincent Coscolluela | Miguel Nacianceno (2, 3, 4) | Paolo Feliciano

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