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.
A deep sectional sofa covered in a navy-teal velvet lends a cozy vibe to this family room. A similar deep-navy hue on the room’s built-in shelves provides balance.
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.
Blue cabinets in a family room are complemented by a grass-cloth wall covering in a similar shade. Utilizing the same paint on the room’s crown molding creates cohesion, while brass sconces pop against the inky built-ins.
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.
In this light-filled, neutral room, a faded inky-blue area rug creates a solid foundation for the mix of furniture pieces.
The deep shade of blue in this bedroom makes this home feel cozier and more intimate than its ceiling’s lofty height might suggest. A bright window sans drapery prevents the space from appearing cavernous.
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.
The inky walls of this small, windowless office create a cocoon-like enveloping vibe. A rust-colored stool pops in the dark space, while the feminine writing desk and accessories balance what might otherwise be an overly masculine vibe.
A high-gloss lacquered wall treatment and daring mix of colors and prints enables this teal-blue room to feel fun and casual. Upholstering the ottoman (used as a coffee table) in a similar color balances out the room’s other bold choices.
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.