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January Blues

Using Blue Hues to Refresh Your Space

There are endless colour possibilities when it comes to your home design, but the colour blue is a timeless choice. Versatile and calming, blue has the power to transform any space into a serene sanctuary. From soft baby blues to deep navies, incorporating blue into your home will refresh your surroundings and create a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.

Below, we’ll take a closer look at just why blue is an excellent option for your home.

The psychology of blue: Color psychology suggests that blue has a profound impact on the mind and body, evoking feelings of calmness, serenity, and stability. Blue is deeply rooted in its association with elements of nature, such as the sky and the ocean, and is believed to have a soothing effect on the psyche, promoting mental relaxation and reducing stress. This colour is often linked to clarity of thought, concentration, and tranquility, making it a popular choice in environments where focus and calm are paramount. Bedrooms, bathrooms, and home offices are great places for blue.

Choosing the right shade: The shade of blue you choose can significantly impact the aesthetic of a room. Light blues, like our shades Light Breeze and Blue Glaze, with their airy and ethereal qualities, can make a room feel more spacious and bright, perfect for creating a calming retreat. Mid-tones like our shades Scrapbook or Teal add vibrancy and energy, and they’re especially suitable for living rooms or kitchens where you want a balance of relaxation and sociability. Dark blues, such as navy or indigo, bring depth and sophistication, making them excellent choices for dining rooms or statement walls to add a touch of elegance. Try our shades Indulgence and Midnight Navy if you’re looking for something moodier.


Combining blue with other colours: One of the reasons that we love blue is because of its versatility. It combines seamlessly with a selection of other hues, from warmer shades like yellows and oranges to cooler tones of grey and white. Blend light blues with other pastel or neutral shades for a gentle aesthetic. If you're aiming for a more striking look, juxtapose deep blues against metallic highlights like gold or silver, bringing a feeling of luxury and opulence. 

Incorporating blue within your accessories: If you’re ready to incorporate blue into your home but not ready to take the plunge on your walls, begin with smaller decorative touches like cushions, rugs, draperies, or wall art infused with blue tones. These items are easily replaceable, giving you the freedom to experiment until you find your ideal fit. Using textiles that feature blue patterns will introduce texture and visual appeal, while blue-tinted glassware or pottery can provide gentle bursts of colour, enhancing the overall brightness of shelves or table tops.

Blue offers a refreshing and versatile option for updating your living spaces. Whether you're drawn to the calmness of sky blue or the depth of navy, Crown has the shade of blue that’s perfect for you! Plus, if you can’t find your ideal shade off the shelf, you can choose from over 30,000 shades to have custom mixed to your desired formula in minutes with our Colourmix service. Visit your local Crown Paints stockist today to get started!