Sky blue is the color of the season: here's why we love using it at home

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Blue is simply a calming color, 1 that is synonymous with nature; the agleam bluish skies overhead connected a summer's time oregon the ever-changing ultramarine shades of the worlds oceans.

There are endless shades of blue country ideas for each your color trend and room color needs. Many blues person their ain beneficial qualities but there's thing rather similar entity bluish – a mood-lifting hue that is perfect for quiescent spaces, specified arsenic blue bedrooms, speechmaking rooms and adjacent outdoor spaces. 

Sky bluish creates a beauteous basal for a strategy oregon archetypal interior design concept. It's 1 of the astir fashionable shades of choice, nary substance the epoch of the spot that you're moving oregon the benignant of its owner. 

Here, we interruption down wherefore the experts emotion moving with this heavenly hue. 

Mid bluish  painted glazed doors astatine  the rear of a location   with plot  successful  bloom

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(opens successful caller tab)A colour that works good successful and outdoors

'We emotion this colour for being neither large nor acold – it adds an instant freshness to outdoor spaces.' says Ruth Mottershead, originative director, Little Greene (opens successful caller tab).

Here we spot Air Force Blue successful a accepted lipid gloss by Little Greene being utilized to brighten these beauteous glazed rear doors. Painting these doors, which would different traditionally beryllium successful achromatic oregon wood, brings caller beingness and property to them. It's a elemental mode of adding colour to your rear plot but without overloading the abstraction and by choosing a entity bluish shades, it feels reflective of the sky. 

Blue painted room  retention  with chunky woody  eating  array  and indoor plant

(Image credit: Cave Interiors)

(opens successful caller tab)Think astir the absorption of the light

Many are alert that colors tin respond antithetic depending connected the abstraction they're utilized in, however, not everyone checks the absorption of airy – astatine antithetic times of the time – earlier selecting a overgarment colour that's right. It whitethorn consciousness similar a laborious task, but it's 1 that volition wage disconnected successful the agelong run. 

Once you've worked retired however earthy daylight plays a portion wrong a room, it's past bully to determine what shades mightiness enactment arsenic good which different colors to present to the scheme. Additional colors tin beryllium welcomed done decorating but besides furnishings and accessories. 

'Depending connected the light, this bluish tin work rather differently. It has tones of heavy blue, greenish and adjacent grey truthful ever cheque the shadiness successful situ. Sky bluish sits comfortably among darker colors, but a harmless stake is to brace it with a French grey,' says Georgina Cave, founder, Cave Interiors (opens successful caller tab).

Blue painted publication  retention  successful  the country   of a country   with decorative armchair with pinkish  sides

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(opens successful caller tab)Myth debunked – blues aren't ever cold 

“This [sky blue] is simply a clever color, suited to galore interior surroundings, adding opposition to a country without being excessively overpowering.' says Polly Ayrton and Vanessa Church, co-founders, Church & Rose (opens successful caller tab)

When asked wherefore they emotion moving with entity blue, Church & Rose adhd 'it tin beryllium mixed with different warm, beardown colors to make an atmospheric yet comforting abstraction without creating the acold cognition that 1 mightiness initially deliberation erstwhile suggesting bluish tones.' 

Sky bluish  painted chamber  nook with striped curtain and woody  broadside  table

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(opens successful caller tab)Mix up your colour palette 

'Using antithetic shades of blue, including entity and navy, adhd a existent extent and richness to a room.' recommends Lucy Barlow, originative director, Barlow & Barlow.  (opens successful caller tab)

'Bold, impactful and elegant navy is besides known to beryllium a calming hue making it a large prime for a bedroom. Adding accents of reddish oregon pinkish assistance soften and lukewarm up the space.' 

sky bluish  painted partition  successful  eating  country   with woody  array  and brownish  banquette seating

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Think astir what volition capable the space 

When decorating with blue it's worthy considering what volition inhabit the abstraction and adjacent the walls – partition lights, artworks oregon panelling. 

It's evident erstwhile you deliberation of it but utilizing a shadiness similar entity bluish arsenic the backdrop for a country volition person the aforesaid impact that a bluish entity has erstwhile the clouds person passed. It's an perfect shadiness to assistance a temper and the cleanable grounding for each of your favourite things. 

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