Moody, mellow, modern...is there anything blue can't do? While we're firmly of the opinion that there's never a bad time to embrace a blue mood, deep and dreamy navy hues are having a serious moment right now. With Sherwin-Williams naming their color "Naval", a slightly oversaturated true navy, the 2020 Color Of The Year, we think it's high time this standby shade get its due.
As one of the most classic bedroom colors, deep blue is known for being restful and soothing. But don't worry, maximalists! These eclectic, ultra-glam rooms prove that navy is much more than its traditionalist reputation. In fact, we think there's something downright rebellious and edgy about these inky-dark retreats.
Read on to see our favorite navy blue bedrooms of the moment—you might want to take notes.
Sometimes you only need one standout element in a space to make it wow-worthy. These deep aquatic blue walls accentuate the unique archways and imbue this simple bedroom with subtly mediterranean style. Spot a secondary trend, too: the retro headboard with built-in nightstands is coming back in a big way.
Variations On A Theme
The best thing about blue? It's a vast color family, and we've yet to see a combination of blues clash—ever. Take a tip from this stylish retreat and pair navy with sapphire and peacock blues for an unexpectedly lush take on the trend.
Better yet, think back to your art class days and look across the color wheel for a complementary color pairing that will knock 'em dead. Fall-approved rust tones look truly smashing when paired with this of-the-moment shade.
It's a no-brainer that oceanic blues pair perfectly with rich tropical foliage—in fact, the link to nature is one of the reasons Sherwin-Williams cited for naming this hue Color Of The Year. Play up your #plantmom instincts with some palm prints and pillows.
Go ahead, introduce a little leather into the bedroom. The warm, orange-leaning hue of classic cognac or saddle leathers look absolutely striking against deep navy walls (remember that color theory we talked about earlier?).
White-painted brick brings tons of contrast (and a faux-headboard effect) to this navy bedroom. Not blessed with brick? Try using painter's tape to create a similar colorblocked effect, or go all the way with faux-brick panels (they can even be painted the color of your choice).
Blue Plate Special
Classic Chinoiserie china patterns pair perfectly with this hue—so it might be time to dig out those hand-me-downs (or hit up your favorite antiques store). We love the idea of taking dinnerware out of the dining room and displaying it as an eclectic wall art alternative.
When you love a color this much, you might just find it difficult to stop painting. Even classic navy can take on a maximalist, over-the-top vibe when you let it bleed off the walls and onto architectural elements like fireplaces, furniture like wardrobes, the ceiling, and whatever else happens to get in your way.
The trick to keeping it calming? Be sure to intersperse some bright white to give the eye a break.
Earth & Sky
If two wallpapers in one room sounds like overkill to you, clearly you've never encountered this room. Keeping the two wallcoverings in the same color family allows the effect to be eclectic but not overwhelming—plus, we love that these star and forest motifs are tied together by a natural element.
Pop Art Perfection
Navy might have a reputation of being "traditional", but that only means more leeway when adding off-the-wall elements to this stately hue. Put another way? Go ahead and pack a ton of graphic patterns into your deep blue bedroom—the sky's the limit.
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