Blue room ideas – the cool colours that bring rooms alive

Sky blue through ocean blue and on to cobalt bring serenity and tranquility to any space because they are on the cool spectrum. When it comes to blue room ideas, Jane Rockett, co-founder of Rockett St George, says, ‘Cool blues and deep navy tones promote calmness and are the perfect choice for your living room, bedroom or guest room – typically spaces that you go to for escape and respite.’

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Because cool tones aren’t overpowering – in fact they often feel like they are receding – they often help a small room appear to have more space, which can make them a great choice also for bathrooms and narrow hallways. ‘Don’t be frightened of using the colour on a carpet, rug or runner; colour lifts the spirit from the floor up, which is a room’s main canvas,’ believes Lorna Haigh of Alternative Flooring. ‘Work with on-trend gentler blues: Duck Egg blue is always popular; although we are seeing more teals being used with secondary popping colours.’

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