Colour Combinations with Blues
Choose the right paint colour
the first time Let me show you how in just 5 easy steps!
BONUS: The Top 15 Shades of Gray by Benjamin Moore
ASK ME ANYTHING!
There are so many fabulous colour combinations in the world of Interior Decorating that the possibilities really are endless when creating a design for any space in your home.
If you aren’t used to working with colour or are unsure of what colour tones will work together to create flow, I’ve got you covered!
There are definitely elements that guide your choice when creating a palette and things that cannot be ignored. I talk more about that in today’s video.
But first, I welcome you to comment below or email me here to Ask Me Anything (#AMA) about paint colours or interior design, as that’s exactly what inspired this week’s vlog.
A lovely reader commented on my Hale Navy post to ask me this question:
“Hi, Claire! I did my studio condo in Palm Beach in Hale Navy and used White Dove for the ceiling and trim. I love it! What do you think if I used the colour coral gable in the bathroom?”
I pulled these three colours to see how they worked together. Watch my video to see my response.
Here you can clearly see this striking paint palette combination of White Dove, Hale Navy and Coral Gable by Benjamin Moore.
This paint palette below was inspired by similar tones that you can see in the fabric.
Perfect For Pinning!
A little more feminine and fresh blue colour combinations are below.
I used the vibrant bird fabric in the graphic above to cover panels on this old cabinet in my own living room. See more photos of my decorated house here.
Sticking with blues that you can find in my house, the below paint palette is inspired by my daughter Elise’s bedroom that I designed with her a couple of years ago. The wavy fabric was our inspiration piece for her room.
Do you love a painted ceiling? Comment below to let me know which room you have painted (or would paint) the ceiling in.
Although we didn’t tie in too much of the purple-blue found in the fabric of the custom pillow, that colour can be found in the striped pleated drapery. See more of this clients home here.
Here is another fabric with a purply blue tone. Mixed with very different colours that are slightly more subtle.
Most of the paint palettes below have more of a masculine feel to them. Which one is your favourite?
In the photograph below (taken by Stephani Buchman photography) the colour Classic Gray is not shown, but could easily tie in with this paint palette.
We created 2 palettes for the Geode inspired fabric shown below. Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams is shown and if you want to see my colour review of that gorgeous colour, click here.
The fabric shown above was used for a custom accent cushion in our Toronto client’s living room design. See more photos of their project in our portfolio here.
My colour review of Hale Navy post has not only my TNT (THE NAKED TRUTH) video but also a second video where you can find out exactly how I created the design for the living room above, as well as the dining area where we painted the niche and the ceiling Hale Navy.
Best White Trims to pair with Hale Navy
Final pairing ideas for Hale Navy
Hopefully, you’ve found some inspiration here. If you need more of a colour fix, subscribe to my YouTube channel here.
Remember, it only takes one mistake to take your home decorating project from divine to disaster. Don’t let the paint be what stresses you out!
Convenience at your fingertips
Choosing Paint Colours
If you struggle with choosing paint colours, be sure to check out my Perfect Colour Palettes.
I now have 40 individual guides to help inspire you.
I also offer collections that showcase a group of 10 colours from Benjamin Moore,
Farrow & Ball
and my newest addition, Sherwin Williams.
Psst! Love Colour? Take my new colour quiz to determine which colour palette suits you best!
Are you in my local area of Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Waterdown or in the surrounding GTA? If so, I’d love to help you in choosing the RIGHT paint colours for your home. Email me here and let’s do this!
Got a question for me? Ask Me Anything by direct messaging me on my Instagram