There’s something timelessly chic about incorporating black in design. We all know it’s a staple in the fashion industry (who doesn’t have a little black dress?); likewise, it is also an important colour in interior design. Yet pair it with shades of blue — like cobalt, navy and teal — and this neutral shade is elevated into a whole new level of sophistication. It’s downright majestic. We’ve got plenty of ideas for decorating with black and blue to amp up the elegance in your interiors.
Long prized by interior stylists, the colour black creates a focal point in a room that anchors the space and adds an element of style. Infusing a little bit of black in the form of paint, trims, picture frames, light fixtures or a piece of furniture will help to catch the eye and sharpen the decorating scheme. Although dark, an illusion of space and depth is created with black elements, particularly with a feature wall or a large piece of furniture.
Likewise, painting a ceiling black can look also amazing. It can make the room seem higher and wider and amplify the sophistication and drama.
Rich shades of blue work to enrich the ambience. In psychological terms, blue is said to be soothing and even able to reduce blood pressure and slow the heart rate. Classic, calming and cool like the ocean and sky, it’s really no surprise that blue is overwhelmingly the most popular colour around the world. Statistics show that it’s the favourite of 29% of women and 42% of men. Paired with some mood lighting, fluffy cushions and glints of metallics, darker shades of blue can really heighten the allure of a room.
Whether used together or separately, incorporating a black and blue colour scheme in your home can turn up the glamour and intensity. Unlike the playfulness of pastels or freshness of whites, black and blues have a more serious edge.
A monochromatic palette draws attention to the interior architecture of a space. A chandelier or floor-to-ceiling curtains, for instance, will draw the eye to the ceiling roses, cornices, windowsills and doorframes.
Nothing says glam quite like velvet. Traditionally made from silk, velvet is now more commonly made from synthetic fibres, which makes is more durable, easy to clean and perfect for family life.
Be brave and purchase that blue velvet sofa, dining chairs or armchair you’ve been eyeing off. Blue velvet sofas are so coveted, we actually stock several. But if you’re not ready to take the leap into the full royal treatment, a few blue velvet scatter cushions can add plenty of mood and intrigue.
You don’t have to paint your entire living room indigo to harness the sophisticated look. You can easily sprinkle a little more elegance with some eye-popping accents, which are a lot easier to switch up when you’re in the mood to update or change your style. A large print with elements of blue can create a new level of depth in a room. Blue cushions, curtains or a rug can also easily add atmosphere. Blue ceramic pieces are back in style and look particularly pretty with lots of flowers and plants (real or faux) to bring your buffet to life.
If you like the idea of decorating with black and blue, we’ve got a great selection of goodies to up the opulence and on-trend style in your home. Browse our range online and we can deliver to your home.