The Best of Bold Blue Walls

Blue has long been one of my favorite colors to decorate with. It’s classic in every sense of the word. It is gender neutral, can be casual or elegant and offers a range of equally beautiful shades and tones from the softest to the boldest. I’ve spoken many times about my love for this color and all the great ways it can be used in a space, but for this post, I’m going to focus on the impact of bold blue walls.

Going bold on the walls can be daunting. If it’s a step you want to take, then blue is an excellent place to start. Even its boldest shades are disarming and elegant. They don’t jump out at you the same way red or orange or yellow does; their depth is actually quite calming, like the sea or the sky. Sherwin-Williams actually explored the phenomenon of blue pigment in nature in a very interesting article on color, Why Are Only Certain Animals Blue?

These 10 rooms all used deep blue walls to great success. They exemplify just how stunning this color can be when fully embraced in a space.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comCrisp white linens pop on a vivid blue palette to create a distinctly elegant space.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comRich blue walls make a stunning first impression in this entryway, which is full of character and charm and plays well off the yellow front door.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comThe red couch compliments the deep blue accent wall in this living space and creates a comfortable, chic look.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comBlue gave the shelves in this study a touch of character, while maintaining a warmth and masculine sophistication.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comThe whimsical nature of this kitchen is wonderfully captured in the blue chosen for the cabinets and walls. Brass accents play well off the tone.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comNavy blue looks rich and elegant in this living room, paired with white and gold accents.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comDark woods pair nicely with blue tones, creating dimension with the crisp white accents.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comThough the walls aren’t technically blue in this space, the blue trim has the same impact as an accent well in this charming banquette. Orange accents really pop off the blue and compliment the neutrals.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comThis living room makes me happy just looking at it with all the colorful accents and sea-inspired walls.

The Best of Bold Blue Walls | HomeandEventStyling.comThe blue walls provide a soothing backdrop to this elegant space that is at once classic and full of character.

What is there not to love about blue?

Warm regards,

Images { 1 – Mary McDonald via Decor Pad / 2 – Architectural Digest / 3 – Red Online / 4 – Zsa Zsa Bellagio / 5 – Veranda / 6 – Greg Natale via Decor Pad / 7 – Lonny / 8 – Traditional Home / 9 – Better Homes & Gardens / 10 – Architectural Digest }

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