This Is Happening: Moody Blue
Especially in the cold winter months, we find ourselves drawn to richly colored interiors with moody undertones—and lately, we can’t take our eyes off of deep blue spaces. These saturated colors make perfect backdrops for statement art, and are ideal in cozy library spaces with built-in shelving or cabinets. Whether used in a high-gloss finish as a wall color or on a velvet-upholstered piece, these rich navy and teal jewel-tones bring a luxurious quality to any space.
Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite rooms and products featuring this bold hue.
In this eclectic bedroom, a deep indigo headboard is freshened up by a cool and sexy blue wall color. A variety of blue tones in the space, from the window seat upholstery to the wall color, creates visual depth, while high-gloss black accents add textural interest.
This deep teal sofa is the perfect statement piece in an otherwise bright room, and it pairs well with brass and gilt accent furniture and lighting. A large black canvas adds a hint of edge to the otherwise traditional pace.
The deep blue-green color of this dining room creates the perfect backdrop for a floor-to-ceiling salon-style art installation. The warm saddle leather tufted dining chairs pair perfectly with the cool undertones of the wall color.
Moroccan accents and accessories enable this teal-blue velvet piece to feel more casual and relaxed than it might in a more formal setting. Bright-white walls and lightly filtered natural light brighten the space, making the daybed the focal point of the design.
Used on all of the upholstery and the overdyed area rug, the teal tones in this room create a warm environment in an otherwise neutral space. The contrast nailhead detailing on the arm chairs highlights their straight lines.
By far the dominant color in this sophisticated library, this deep blue hue feels masculine and sophisticated. By playing with texture and using the same color in a variety of places—carpet, paint, upholstery, leather—the designer has ensured the room feels dynamic rather than flat or one-note.