Go Subtle for Serenity
For a fresh, cottage-inspired look, pair pale blue with light neutrals. Bright white accents along with the tan and wicker elements in the room let the pale blue color dominate. By limiting the color palette and sticking with light colors, the room feels calm and refreshing.
Elegant Wall Color
Add an air of elegance to a living room by painting the walls a rich matte blue. The teal-twinged hue used here is the perfect backdrop for a room filled with shimmery satin pillows and draperies and textured neutral-tone fabrics. Warm tones reach to the floor with its honey-color wood and rustic jute rug.
Fresh and Traditional
For a fresh take on traditional, try a bold blue-and-white plaid sofa. Plaids are surprisingly adaptable; the sofa here easily mixes with the French blue walls. Add dimension with pattered accent pillows.
Cornflower blue is a great shade for softening a living area. This pale shade of blue works well with creamy white to create a soothing contrast and a country French feel. Try finding different patterns in this shade to see how they work together in the room.
This whimsical room is pulled together by a fresh blue wall color perfectly suited to the mod furnishings. The pale green and blue colors work well together in the same shade without competing. And the complementary orange brings the blue living room to life.
Accent with Cobalt Blue
To make bright cobalt blue really pop, pair it with a white background. The combination creates a bold and bright palette suitable for any room and without being overwhelming. Add darker wood accents for balance.