Blue and Green Decor - The Perfect Combination
We already have a pretty good idea of which trends will be in fashion for the rest of this year. If there’s one trend we’re really looking forward to seeing more of, then it’s blue and green decor. Separately, blues and greens have been in-style for a number of seasons now, but we’re going to be seeing them come together more to form the perfect combination.
A few years ago, such a combination would have been almost unthinkable. Today, however, these two colors are rarely absent from interior design fairs and exhibitions.
While Verde Greenery was chosen as the Color of the Year back in 2017, blue hasn’t been chosen since 2010, when the Pantone Institute unveiled Turquoise as their Color of the Year. While Living Coral was chosen as the Color of the Year for 2019, blues and greens will still feature prominently in interiors this year.
A brief look at the psychology of color
In recent years, studies have shown that color can have a huge impact on mood. Those who study the psychology of color aim to understand and identify the emotions color can evoke. The sheer power of colors means that companies actually choose their color pallets based on the message they want to communicate to consumers.
While blue offers a sense of depth, relaxation, and contemplation, green can help us connect with our lives on a deeper level, inspiring hope and energy. It can also be used to convey a sense of trust, safety, and peace.
Green and blue – the perfect combination for living rooms
If there’s one room that can benefit from this color combo, it’s the living room. These colors work well with a variety of different styles, whether you’re going for an elegant, boho, or natural look. It all depends on how you combine them with your furniture, and which color you choose to give more prominence in the room.
If your living room is lacking in natural light, you have to be particularly careful about how you decorate the walls. Using colors that are too intense can visually suck the light from the room. If you have large windows, then go for it! Be daring, and paint your walls in bright emerald green or turquoise. You can even use floral decor with flower or leaf motifs. Ferns are a great option, allowing you to combine two trends in one!
Less is more
If you’re a more conservative decorator, you could go for a peacock effect rug and matching cushions. You can then combine them with teal and cobalt blue elements to really complete the look. This will give your room a really chic and modern feel.
How would you feel about having an emerald green or navy blue velvet couch as the focal point for your living room? Both are super elegant and work really well with gold elements and dark woods such as walnut and mahogany.
If you’re looking for a more minimalist or Nordic-style look, an olive green or light blue couch might be a better option. Combine them with complementary cushions (warm tones work best) and pale wood, and you’ll have an understated and welcoming living room.
Blue and green decor throughout
But blue and green decor doesn’t just need to be limited to the living room. In fact, we encourage you to try it out in pretty much any room. Choose one color to be the dominant tone, and use the other to add a splash of contrast to your decor.
Green is ideal for bedrooms, inspiring a sense of calm and serenity. Play around with wall color and bedding to create the perfect look.
Bathrooms are a great place to try out blue and green decor. Its close ties with nature mean that green can work really well here, while blue is closely associated with water. You could buy alternating blue and green tiles, or use one color for the walls, and the other for the towels and other accessories.
As you can see, blue and green are all but inseparable, and they truly are the perfect combination. So, are you ready to get started?