It’s one of the most popular colors, and it evokes evokes positive feelings, especially in the home.
Royal blue is a perfectly beautiful shade, a tad lighter than navy or midnight blue, and a touch darker than steel blue or French blue. Royal blue can also be called Mediterranean Blue. You can make substitutions for royal blue with Cobalt, Lapis and Greek blue, as they are very similar.
Tried and tested, blue is a calming, fresh and harmonious color, so it’s perfect for the home environment. Using darker shades of blue, like royal blue, we are reminded of the sea or the dark evening sky.
Royal blue is a great complement to almost any design style, and is especially effective with Asian, modern, traditional and Victorian decorating. Royal blue can help bring a room to life and also brings other colors in the room into focus.
Royal blue is said to be a bold color, and tones down well, working as a striking accent, especially when used with lots of neutrals, such as a grey, ivory, white, off white’s and beige; or with even lighter shades of blue. Add a splash of tangerine or other hues of orange and yellow as the warmer colors create a beautiful balance. Lavender is also a nice touch paired with royal blue.
One of the most popular interior decorating uses of royal blue is in striped, plaid or gingham patterns. Also think of using royal blue with the following:
Nautical and ocean themes
Dramatic powder room or foyer accent wall
Ceramic stools, lamps and urns, to create an Asian look
Soft and filmy white fabrics for a summery, cool décor
Patterned tile, fabrics and rugs to build a Moroccan style
Delft patterns to create a traditional Dutch look
Go ahead, add a sense of calmness and peace to your interior plan this year by adding royal blue and call Earth Care Windows for help with the Window Treatments.