Interior design with blue tones
Fascinating world of colours: Blue
The colour blue evokes ideas of the sea and is for many a favourite colour. Is there perhaps a connection? What is certain is that blue in all its shades is very much in demand in interior design projects. Blue is one of the three primary colours and is located on the cold side of the colour wheel. Thus, while the colour has a calming and concentration-promoting effect, depending on the shade, blue can have very different effects. Turquoise, for example, is rather playful and cheerful and a bright, clear blue spreads freshness and creates a positive mood. Darker shades of blue such as indigo can create a contemplative atmosphere through its relaxing and beneficial effect.
Balancing blue for the optimal colour concept in the living area
The uses of the colour blue in the interior can be extremely diverse. Rooms in which blue elements dominate have a cool and refreshing effect, which is why blue is particularly popular in Mediterranean countries. In more northern regions, the more reflective properties of darker shades of blue are used. Here the colour is often combined with warm, natural tones and woods, the mix with other colours preventing the furnishings from appearing overly cold. In the living room, blue walls and furniture create a pleasant basic mood that can be enlivened by red elements or yellow tones. Subtle complementary contrasts, i. e. blue in combination with yellow or orange, appear cozy, yet invigorating, especially for home accessories. Various fresh, light shades of blue in combination with white furniture, wood or stainless steel are particularly popular for kitchen furnishings. In the bedroom or study, blue unfolds its calming and concentration-promoting character and creates a secure basic mood. A colour concept for the bedroom featuring blue tones in combination with cream tones, pinks or yellows appears less cold, much friendlier and more accessible.
Individual colour consulting at smow
You are seeking a special colour concept for your home, would like advice on the choice of colour for a particular project, or you are looking for colour-coordinated curtains for your interior design? Our smow furnishing consultants will be happy to assist. In our smow stores you will not only find high-quality designer furniture in a wide range of colours, but also a wide variety of fabric and material samples as well as wallpapers, curtains and much more. Drop in and let yourself be inspired.