Into the Blue – Colour Palettes for Your Home
Choosing the right colour palette for your home might seem like a daunting task, but building a cohesive scheme is less difficult than it first seems. In this blog post, we will focus on how to integrate shades of blue into your home.
Colour psychology of blue
Despite some negative connotations attached to the colour (think Blue Monday or Picasso’s Blue Period during which he only painted in shades of blue), there are also many positive associations with the colour blue. While colour psychology is extremely personal to an individual, many people assign the following feelings with the colour blue:
Blue in nature
Blue evokes feelings of serenity within people as it’s so strongly associated with nature, particularly the ocean. There are so many fluctuations in colour in nature, we’d recommend having a look at sites like National Geographic, and starting with an image to inspire your colour palette. Nature is a great source of inspiration for a palette, as the colours that occur together in the wild naturally compliment one another in terms of tone and contrast.
Integrating blue into your home
If you’re living in rented accommodation or cannot paint your walls, a great way to build colour into your interiors scheme is to use accessories and soft furnishings. Pick a colour palette of three colours that you love and that compliment each other nicely. If you’re not sure what colours go with what, you can use a colour wheel, such as this nifty little tool. With your palette picked out, you can then go on the hunt for accessories and soft furnishings in the right shades and tones.
As an example of how to build a colour palette around a blue theme, check out our Bianca Cotton Soft Chambray Pleats bed linen set:
Get the look here
Using the Bianca bedding set as our colour palette inspiration, below we’ve selected some items that we love for introducing a calming blue interiors scheme:
L-R products include:
1 & 2: Bianca bed linen set in King
3: Highams Plain Dyed 100% Egyptian Cotton 230 Thread Count Flat Sheet, Steel Blue, Double
4: Riva Paoletti Mongolian Sheepskin Fur Cushion Cover in Blue Blush
5: Bianca Cotton Soft Seersucker 100% Cotton Stripe Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set
6: Fusion Dijon Blackout Pencil Pleat Lined Curtains, Denim
7: Emma Barclay Seattle Paisley Floral Print Pencil Pleat Lined Curtains, Navy
8: Paoletti Nantucket 100% Cotton Quilted Bedspread, Navy Blue
9: Paoletti Landsdown Embroidered 100% Cotton Boudoir Cushion Cover, Blue