Traditional design wisdom says dark walls make a space seem smaller. We’ve never been believers in following rules just because they’re rules, but even we can admit that blue can shrink a room when wielded incorrectly.
Do it right, however, and your home won’t look like it was zapped by the laser beam from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Because no man should be taking style cues from Rick Moranis.
Blue can be used to create a clean and serene space. The shade is cool and soothing, evoking a sense of peace that’s perfect for work, meditation, reading, or relaxation. Some say blue can lower blood pressure and heart rate, or even reduce appetite (so if you’re trying to lose weight, it might be the perfect paint for your kitchen cabinets).
Another perk? Blue is a versatile colour. The palette ranges from subtle blue-grey, to sweet pastels, to dramatic navy, to electric cobalt, to the infamous Tiffany box robin’s egg shade. A blue space could be classic, modern, theatrical, nautical, minimal, plush, or… well, just about anything else you can dream up.
Take a gander at our gallery of blue interior design ideas to set those dreams in motion.