When many people think of the color blue, they think of peace, calmness, and serenity.
It’s true that all of these qualities are associated with the color blue, but as it turns out, blue is a much more versatile color than we often give it credit for. The emotions and sensations that blue can evoke are all in the shade, tone, volume, and temperature.
Lighter shades of blue, such as “sky blue,” can make a room appear more peaceful, airier, and larger. Darker shades, such as sapphire and navy, on the other hand, are more energizing and can add punch to the room. These darker shades can be used to create a dramatic effect.
Lighter shades of blue work well in rooms where one might go to relax, such as your bedroom after a long day of work, the bathroom, or the kitchen. These shades also work well in small spaces that you would like to appear larger. In fact, different shades of light blue can be used on ceilings to mimic the sky, which can give a room a more spacious feel.
The color blue used in combination with other colors can help intensify those feelings you’re trying to evoke. For example, the combination of blue and green can make a room feel extra tranquil, while blue and yellow make a room feel more cheerful. Blue and yellow is indeed a good combination because it offers the best of both worlds: calming and energetic.
When it comes to exterior painting, blue is typically used to highlight architectural features on Colonial homes. Slate blue can look good on Craftsman houses, while lighter blues are good for beach houses. Sapphire blue can be really good for Mediterranean-style homes. The one style of home for which it might not be such a good fit is rustic-style homes in the desert.
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HGTV. Behind the Color Blue.