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Colour Combinations with Blues


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 weeks vlog.

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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.

Paint colour combination Coral Gable & Hale Navy & White Dove
Paint colour combination Coral Gable & Hale Navy & White Dove

This paint palette below was inspired by similar tones that you can see in the fabric.

Blue colour combination with coral, brown and neutrals
Hale Navy blue colour combination with coral, brown and neutrals

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A little more feminine and fresh blue colour combinations below.

Fresh blue paint colour combinations
Benjamin Moore blues

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. 

My Living Room Painted Flint by Benjamin Moore

Sticking with blues that you can find in my house, 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.

Elise’s Bedroom Colours

Do you love a painted ceiling? Comment below to let me know which room you have painted (or would paint) the ceiling in.

Light colour walls, dark painted ceiling and fun hits of raspberry
Floral fabric colour palette with peach, blues and brown
This  floral fabric was the ‘jumping off point’ for our Oakville clients living room.

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. 

Wall colour is Shale by Benjamin Moore. See the entire project here.

Here is another fabric with a purply blue tone.  Mixed with very different colours that are slightly more subtle.

Sophisticated and playful fabric
Another colour combination of the same fabric

Most of the paint palettes below have more of a masculine feel to them.  Which one is your favourite?

Hale Navy & Smoke Gray & Van Deusen Blue & Berkshire Beige Comparison
Hale Navy & Smoke Gray & Van Deusen Blue & Berkshire Beige Comparison
Rich and dramatic paint colour combination
Benjamin Moore Blue Inspired Paint Palettes
Some of my favourite colours shown here.

In the photograph below (taken by Stephani Buchman photograpy) the colour Classic Gray is not shown, but could easily tie in with this paint palette.

Hale Navy Dining Room Niche Wall & White Dove Walls
Hale Navy Dining Room Niche Wall & White Dove Walls

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.

Sea Salt Sherwin Williams with Hale Navy by BM
Blue combination with greens
Blue combination with greens

The fabric shown above was used for a custom accent cushion in our Toronto clients living room design.  See more photos of their project in our portfolio here.

Toronto Custom Living Room Design by Claire Jefford
Toronto Custom Living Room Design by Claire Jefford

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

Hale Navy & Simply White
Hale Navy & Cloud White

Final pairing ideas for Hale Navy

Hale Navy & Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams

Hale Navy & Fawn Brindle by Sherwin Williams

Hopefully you’ve found some inspiration here. If you need more of a colour fix, subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

Are you in my local area of Burlington, Oakville, Missauga, 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!

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