Navy has always been my favourite colour – it’s just so chic. However, I’ve never really been bold enough to use too much of it in our home interiors. Before now, that is.
Because currently, my answer to every colour scheme/wall paint/furniture colour is “how about a dark blue?’. Yes, it’s a very dark colour, yes we nearly always have to turn the light on when in this room (it’s okay, we have a lovely light) but I love the cosy tones of a deep, rich blue – there’s an almost Dutch painting quality to our study and I love it.
After we painted this room, we made the decision to paint the hallway even darker, using ‘Railings’ for the bottom half (up to the dado rail) and then white upwards, and then our bedroom will be white with dark blue skirtings. I also love the idea of painting the doors of a light room…
The hints of blue are great for when you’re not too sure on how much to commit – our front bedroom gets so much light and I wanted to keep it airy, but after a pure white bedroom in our last flat I knew I wanted to integrate some darker tones. After staying in ‘Lokal’ in Philadelphia (THE best hotel for interiors style) I was truly inspired.
I’m also looking at Dulux’s range – ‘Sapphire Salute’ and ‘Breton Blue’ are both favourites, we’ll be trying Breton Blue in the ensuite – a small room but with natural light so think it will be able to take the darkness.
And I’m in good company, as when I put this post live, an email popped into my inbox from Farrow & Ball with almost the same concept (you can see their imagery here).
Brass and wood help to really compliment navy, and I love the pairing of modern light fittings with mid century furniture – here are a few things I’ve been looking at lately: