Furnish with blue
The color of infinite spaces
Color of the ocean, blue evokes travels, discoveries and distant horizons. It is a color that stimulates the desire to understand and know, it pushes us to reflect on our origins and the essence of everything.
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Although they are not sad colors, blue and light blue are part of the colors that give calm and tranquility to an environment. In feng shui, blue represents balance and inner peace and if it is accompanied by a fountain of water it should encourage positive thoughts.
Color of peace and spirituality, blue provides a feeling of security and confidence in oneself and in furniture it is used above all for its calming virtues. Know that blue promotes sleep, inspiration and creativity and seems to develop the musical sense and aid meditation.
Finally, blue also carries within it a sense of freshness, hygiene and cleanliness… and the commercials never stop reminding us!
What colors to match it with
There are so many shades of blue. In general, blue and turquoise go well with yellow, earthy colors and the different shades of orange and dark brown. Navy blue will be enhanced by brick, orange and bon bon pink shades. As for purple and mauve, pair them with pastel green instead.
Remember that dark blue curtains will highlight a very light blue wall and vice versa. If you want to create a calm but cheerful environment, do not hesitate to play with the different shades of blue (sky blue, marine blue, turquoise, mauve ...) or to combine blue with other colors such as pink, gray or cream.
In which rooms?
Since blue is a cool color, it must be used wisely, especially in poorly lit rooms. It is the ideal color for bedrooms, where it creates a serene atmosphere, and for the bathroom, where it is associated with water. In the other rooms, however, it is better to avoid the total look and focus on details: small blue friezes or blue decorations will create a very chic atmosphere.
Avoid blue in the kitchen and in the dining room, because of its soporific effect that could make your guests lose their appetite!
Good to know
To give a little movement to a blue wall, think of patinated, sponged or spatula effect paints ...
In the past, blue was a rare color, the only natural pigment that allowed it to be produced came from the precious lapis lazuli. It is only in the 19th century that this color spread among ordinary people, thanks to the discovery of cobalt.