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Hi! I'm Jenn and I'm a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a website and blog that profiles top lighting trends and lighting fixtures from around the world. I love being a part of the AL team because every day I get to express my inner "interior designer" by writing great posts for inspiring sites like Coffee Rings (a blog, I might add, that I've been a fan of for quite some time). A big thanks to Zeanne for letting me guest post today on elegant navy spaces in home decor - hope it inspires you as much as you inspire me!
Certain colors just exude a warm sense of elegance and sophistication, and navy is at the top of that list. Rich and dramatic, a dash or double dose of navy can give any room of the house a new chic lease on life. Here are eight elegant navy spaces with beautiful furniture, table decor, and more.
Dressed head to toe in luxurious navy, this bedroom uses the hue in a myriad of ways, such as paired with white in the bedding, as a backdrop behind a gold mirror, and in a geometric pattern on the floor.
Elegant navy spaces often incorporate a lot of white as well to help balance things out - here, white architectural details break up the navy blue walls for a symmetrical approach to design. A pair of wall sconces on either side of the framed fireplace helps carry out that balanced theme.
When working with a dramatic tone such as navy, a monochromatic complementary colour keeps the space airy - curtains hung higher than the window elongates the space, while the mixture of chairs in brown wood and white fabric also keep the home decor grounded. Gold tones also work well with such a rich, royal color. The brass chandelier adds just a bit more elegance to the room.
Little boy's rooms in navy blue are classic, however it's a pretty color for girls too, like in this bedroom, with a navy blue accent wall and bed. The matching lamps continue the circular shapes used throughout this bedroom.
Although the walls are covered entirely in navy blue, the numerous windows with sheer panels and silver curtain rods split up the boldness for a more serene effect. The funky zigzag rug showcases the visual appeal of these two complimentary colours.
Higher ceilings do mean more wall space, however the abundance of slanted ceilings in this great room gives the space plenty of brightness and light so that the navy blue walls can create all of the warmth in the home decor.
Indigo is a shade of navy that has a slight purple tinge to it, and in an airy loft it's a daring yet elegant choice as a backdrop for a streamlined space decked out in trendy modern furniture.
This galley kitchen is an elegant navy space - it may be narrow but it looks inviting and classic in rich blue and warm wood.
When used as the dominant color in your design scheme, navy is a perfect, yet unexpected color to use in your home. Discover more interior design ideas and an excellent selection of light fixtures to choose from at Arcadian Lighting today! (Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,