Winter Blues

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed it getting lighter in the mornings and staying lighter in the evening. Which means one thing…summer is on its way! So to celebrate the end of Winter Blues I have been taking inspiration from the colour blue. Typically, blue is seen as a cold colour however, used in the right way, blue can be cosy and bold and it can bring a space to life. So here is some inspiration for adding blue to your spaces. 

Deep Blue 

Deep blue is so cosy and in velvet, this sofa looks so lush and comfy. Matched with the moody grey on the wall creates a dramatic statement. This is a great combination for those of you who are not as confident with bright colours. 

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Subtle Blue

This image shows blue used in a subtle, accent way. Adding splashes of colour allows you to brighten up the room without breaking the bank. 

Image Source Archimagz

Image Source Archimagz

Royal Blue 

This had to be my favourite blue - royal blue is great is you want to add a hint of luxury to your space which is why it works so perfectly in the bedroom. Introducing a touch of opulence in the room that should be a little bit special. Mixing texture and pattern taking this scheme to the next level! 

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Electric Blue

This bright blue option is perfect for those of you looking to make a bold statement. Even if it is only the odd bit of occasional furniture, or an entire room, electric blue is perfect for getting a wow. 

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Tonal Blue

Matching the same tone of blue in different elements of the room really brings the scheme together. Again a great way to update a room on a budget but also a brilliant way to create a feature of elements such as lighting. This photo is a great example of a brilliant tonal blue scheme.

Image Source Buzzfeed

Image Source Buzzfeed

Each of these blue schemes work really well and can be easily replicated within your homes. Which one is your favourite? Let me know below! I hope this post has given you inspiration to celebrate the end to winter blues. Please feel free to like, share and comment. Like my Facebook page and follow me on twitter @SHowardsMusings 

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Much love,