Indigo is a really gorgeous AW interiors trend this year, so if you’ve been looking for something a little different from the usual in your home, maybe this is the colour for you.  To keep the look cosy for winter, just make sure to layer this beautifully deep and rich colour up with plenty of textures, offsetting its inky depth with neutral accents, such as warm beiges, creamy whites and soft blush pinks.

Here are some ways you can embrace this beautiful blue into your home’s interior…

indigo blue in the home

 

First off, my pick of indigo home accessories and furnishings that would really lift a neutral room scheme.  (See below for where to find these)

 

indigo blue home accessories

 

// WHERE TO BUY //

1  Cotton Blanket // £21.99 // Wayfair UK

2  Hick’s Blue paint colour // £21 per litre // Little Greene

3  Vase // £20 // House of Fraser

4  STOCKHOLM fabric // £6 per m // IKEA

5  Cushion // £50 // Clarissa Hulse at House of Fraser

6  Velvet cushion // £12 // Matalan

7  Textured bowl // £9 // Murmur

8  Hester wire table lamp // £22 // Dunelm

9  Batik effect wool rug // from £45 // Next

10 Sofia 2 seater sofa // £899 // MADE.com

 

And if you need more inspiration with this moody hue, here are some fabulous ways it has been used to perfection within a range of interiors…

I love how the gold finishes in this bedroom warm up the indigo wall behind the bed.  The use of a mirrored or glass-topped bedside table also helps to open up the space and bounce light around.

dark blue wall behind brass bed

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Painting this armoire a deep blue-grey has added nice depth to this light filled kitchen.

dark blue wardrobe

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A deep navy velvet sofa is the ultimate in hygge-cosy within this cool grey interior.  Note the gold and glass accents that again lighten up the overall scheme.

navy blue velvet sofa

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Painting a deep indigo blue wall above the white tiles in this bathroom has completely elevated it into a refreshing and stylish bathing space.  The natural wood accents add warmth and texture.

blue bathroom wall

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This living room corner demonstrates the perfect marriage of navy blue and buttery tan leather in the home of blogger Heather Young – isn’t it gorgeous?!

leather armchair navy walls

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As a contrast, this light and airy living space shows how dark blue and indigo pieces can work well in an all-white painted room.  It gives a slightly more nautical or scandi feel, depending on the decor style you choose.

dark blue sofa white walls

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So… to round up, here are some decor ‘rules’ you might want to consider when introducing indigo or darker blues to your home:

// As blue is traditionally a colder colour, warm up your room with plenty of other textures, especially at this time of year when the light is cooler – think silvery faux furs, woven baskets, chunky knitted throws and warm wood accents.

// Always have a metallic finish in the room to complement the deep blues; vintage gold, brass and aged copper (not the shiny, pink copper that can look a teensy bit cheap), all work well.

// Morning light is always bluer than afternoon light, so if your room faces east, be aware that any blue you use in there will be intensified and cooler-feeling first thing in the morning.

// If you love a punch of colour, pink is a wonderful shade to team with blue – from the softest blush to dusky rose, and from raspberry through to cerise – they all look fab.

// ‘Blue and green must never be seen’ is absolute rubbish these days!!  Pale lime green, emerald, teal and bottle greens all look great teamed with blue.

// Blue walls need neutrals alongside them to break up their weight, so opt for creams and beiges if you want a traditional, cosy look, or choose pure white for that timeless, fresh, coastal feel.

 

Hopefully all this decor loveliness will steer off your Monday Blues?! ;)

K x

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