The color blue creates a calming, calm atmosphere in a room, so it makes sense that it should be such a popular choice for living rooms. After all, when you’re entertaining guests, you want to calm them down. When the right color sets the tone, you can take advantage of the effects. Even the fashion world is taking a blue cue – Pantone’s Spring 2016 color report features three shades – Serenity, Snorkel Blue, and Limpet Shell – ranging from sky blue to bright navy to aqua.
But rest assured – blue living rooms are not a fad. These calm hues are easy to live with so unlike the contents of your closet, you won’t question your choices until next season.
Shades of blue
Powder blue Venetian plaster walls set a calm tone for this living room that is enhanced with blue artwork, furniture and accessories. Picture over house beautiful
Similar to how an infinity pool seems to blend into the ocean, the light blue walls of this beach house match the sky through the wide windows. Image via HGTV
A touch of blue
This shade is the paleest whisper of blue and gives this living room an airy feel. Image about better houses and gardens
Lighter pale shade
Light Venetian plaster walls set a cheerful tone in this versatile room. Image via Luxe
Robin’s egg elegance
The nifty shadow on the walls of this Parisian living room is reminiscent of comparisons with robin eggs … and small blue boxes. Image via Elle Decor
This striking shade adds depth to the paneled walls. Image via home and garden UK
Grass cover in a shade called “Blueberry” gives this room a cheerful atmosphere. Image about home therapy
Deep blue something
The adaptation of the walls to the day bed makes a strong color statement. Picture over porch
Rich blue walls and furniture complement the bold work of art. Image about my domain
Stately shade of blue
A royal navy shade is a classic choice. Picture about the pink pagoda
This deep navy shade is just the right color to highlight the vintage leather armchair and ottoman. Image via Emily Henderson
If you paint the window frames and form the same shadow as the walls, an atmospheric atmosphere is created. Image via interiors of Studio M.