5 Top Reasons Why Navy Blue is the New Black

Sorry black, it’s time for you to move over and make way for the new kid on the block. Navy blue is the shade that’s making a splash in our homes this year, and it’s appearing in some pretty surprising ways as well. Navy blue and white is a classic combo, but it also works with virtually every other colour from yellow to pink, and contrasts beautifully with copper and bronze metal accessories and ornaments. It’s warmer and less gloomy than black but just as dramatic and far more versatile. Here’s how you can bring navy blue into your home this year.

Navy Blue Feature Walls

A navy blue feature wall will transform your room from drab to dazzling with very little effort, and is a great way to inject a bit of life into a boring space. Pick a shade of midnight blue paint, or even go with a textured or patterned navy blue wallpaper on your chosen wall. Dress this up with a piece of statement artwork like an oversized clock or an abstract canvas art to break it up. Blue on blue is in as well, so don’t be afraid to mix and match different shades.

Rustic Distressed Cabinets

Chunky, distressed wooden furniture has been popular for a while now, but it’s often left nude or washed with an off white shade of paint. Instead, why not go for a dresser or cabinet in a deep navy to add an up to date twist to the shabby chic trend. It will look stunning accessorized with a brass lamp, copper candlesticks or a beautiful large black and white photograph positioned on top of it.

Navy Blue Kitchen Units

Navy blue probably isn’t the first colour to spring to mind when you’re thinking about how to redecorate your kitchen, but there’s a number of ways to incorporate it to create a sophisticated look. High gloss, modern navy blue units pair well with light marble worktops, a classic matt finish is the perfect partner for natural wood, while navy blue splashbacks bring warmth to a clinical white kitchen.

Canvas Home Decor

If you’re looking to banish the boredom and dress up crisp white walls, navy canvases make a beautiful contrast. A single large patterned or abstract wall canvas will create a great focal point against the light background. Or mix up vertical and horizontal pictures in a number of different sizes and tones to create your own mini mismatched gallery.

Soft Furnishings

A simple way to immediately accentuate your living spaces is with chunky and comfortable soft furnishings. Try draping a knitted navy blue throw or two over your existing couch, adding some plump navy cushions and tying it all together with a navy floor rug. Experiment with mixing different shades and textures to give the look some depth. Your living room will feel warm and welcoming like it never has before.

So join the movement, forget the black and welcome in the new and exciting era of navy blue.

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