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What is Blues mood? What do I put with Blue? Are you blue about Blue?

Blue is one of the most versatile colors in the spectrum. It is also the most often selected favorite color globally. Blue is a happy color which comes from the cool side of the palette. It is soothing and calming. This hue has been associated with boys but not as much anymore. It is considered gender friendly.

Blues on the aqua side are perfect for bathrooms since they remind us of water or even a tropical beach getaway.  This color works great with the browns and beiges in granite and wood and of course deeper and brighter versions of the color family.

A touch of blue to a crisp white kitchen gives it a cozy feel. Here is a dusty blue often found in French Country designs. Just as in the bath color of aqua, this dusty blue green coordinates with browns and beiges found in the wood on the floors and island and the counter-top of glossy brown.

Blues range from the green side of aqua and turquoise to the red side of blue violet and periwinkle.  This soft pastel red shade blue coordinates with a deeper blue violet and the complementary colors of beige and dusty orange.

Other blue options include pops of red and black for drama.

Yellow is another interior option for blue.

One of the most popular motifs in design are flowers and picking the right colors involving them is limitless. Whether you choose a pattern that is graphic or use actual flowers, remember there is more than one way to express yourself. For example, this graphic floral has many colors and possible combinations that can be based on simple neutrals or bright combinations. Take your pick from these bouquets.














The real thing has millions of color options; try just a few for a colorful space.













All flowers have leaves and leaves are a strong trend as nature continues to be a strong influence on design. This graphic has so many color choices that it is hard to pick just two. I managed to stop myself at three before I got carried away.




A hot trend these days is color blocking which uses solid colors combined in interesting color combinations. This style is clean and simple and uses solid colors rather than patterns.

This trend can find its roots in the art of Mondrian, an early 20th century artist, that used bold colors surrounded by bold black borders. The trend is hot now in fashion in clothing and shoes and is filtering into the home furnishings market.

Color blocking can be achieved in many different ways. Here solid colors of paint or fabric are applied to a wall to create an exciting and modern room scheme.

You can also accomplish a color blocked room using solid color pillows combined with brightly colored ottomans.

This bright room was created using paint of several different bright colors. This room has a lot of energy because of the use of high chroma colors and a combination of warm and cool colors.

Color blocking does not have to be bold, but can use pastels to complete an interesting color scheme. This room uses the opposite and complementary colors of pink and lime with a soothing yellow for the spread and a soft pink for the walls. Pattern is used minimally on the pillows so as to not distract from the simplicity of the room.


Nothing can perk up a color scheme more than adding new colors to the mix. Today’s new accents are really bright. Add another color to the mix and you get a real powerhouse.

Standard beige can be enriched using another warm color mixed with a bright cool color for an accent. In this example, we have paired beige with orange and dark brown. Both of these colors are monochromatic to beige. Add a cool accent of bright blue and your color scheme will come to life.
If your basic color is a sage or green with beige undertones, you can give it a lift with a bright orange pattern that also incorporates a similar sage or green.
If you have a gray based neutral, you can add zip to the scheme with a bright blue and hot pink.
Off white and cream are easy to coordinate with many bright colors. Here we have used a bright sunny yellow with a periwinkle blue accent. Both of these are really hot trends at present.
White is a great canvas for color. Add some lemon yellow and red violet and you have a party going on.


Red is back in fashion, but saying red is back is crazy since red is classic and never goes out of style. The little red dress is hot right now and the color red is still popular for an accent in all areas of the home. Add one red wall to a boring dining or living room and spark up the whole color scheme.

Red is being used on kitchen cabinets in a high gloss finish. It also is seen on the front door to welcome guests.  Red has some interesting companions these days. Look for it paired up with orange and yellow, which are also popular colors this year.

The addition of a bright red pillow to a boring beige sofa can make the difference in a neutral scheme. Red is perfect for dark browns and taupes as splash of color.

But brown is not the only neutral that red works with.  The popular new gray neutrals also make good companions when paired with bright red.

Red is a sensual color; it speaks of romance and drama. It is the color of warning and has a very powerful aura. Red is a color used for weddings in Asia, for all things Spanish in Spain and Mexico, and a key part of South American culture. Red is a very common element in national flags as well as sports’ teams so to say it has come back is ludicrous. Enjoy the red movement. t will cheer you up and give new life to a color scheme.