Deep blue sea …is a very dark color, but it has an exceptional richness that encompasses power, abundance, strength, and the imposing presence of royalty. Its deep character yields a fine contrast with any light crystal color such as sea foam, mint green, aquamarine. In this palette we have a deep blue velvet (#1) as the main fabric, its embossed floral pattern adds a subtle elegance to the already shimmery hand of velvet. Such enigmatic fabric is perfect for a focal point piece, a sofa for example. Add a pop of color with silk pillows and juxtapose it with additional pieces upholstered in the color family accents such as striped jade, light blue, aqua and sand. We added a large printed silk (#3) for curtains to continue the drama to the walls, it has a light background so it won’t be visually bulky, it brings rhythm by braking away the rigid stripes. It introduces a little vibrant rose to the composition for contrast. Compliment it further with a kidney pillow or an accessory in a rose tone. The contrasts and the rhythm between the patterns is gauged to deliver a brave yet welcoming space whether it’s a living room or a more intimate space.
Below you will find some examples of courageous design using dark blue as the center of their color scheme. The first image is the Blue Room in the White House as it was around 1903 during President Teddy Roosevelt’s administration. The second image is a daring kitchen showcasing a contemporary dark blue with deep earth tones and contrasting white solids.
- PEONIS, 50 /JAB
- BACKSTAGE, MINERAL / KRAVET
- LE CABINET CURIOSITES, ROSE /MANUEL CANOVAS
- JULES, PIVOINE /MANUEL CANOVAS
- ENGLISH BURI WOOD FINISH /NANCY CORZINE
- QUEENS, SPRINGFIELD /SHYAM AHUJA
- ILLUSION, PARIS BLUE /GREAT PLAINS HH
- SOIREE, MIDORI /GREA PLAINS HH
- MARIN, NATTIER /MANUEL CANOVAS
- NATURAL OAK WOOD
- ROYAL FLUSH, BLUE CHIP /GREAT PLAINS HH