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Cool blues can help create calm

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Light blue can help make a room feel soothing and calm, while deep shades can add a more subdued vibe.

With winter fast approaching, you may be looking for some more muted or soothing tones to help decorate your home. Blue can be both serene and elegant, and the colour can help create a sense of calm without feeling boring or bland. Looking to integrate blue into your decor? Here are some top tips.

Use various tints, tones and shades. Blue is one of those colours with which various shades can be successfully blended together.

Blend blue with shades of gray. From light gray to deep charcoal, blue and gray is an attractive pairing.

Integrate blue through accessories and accents. Pops of blue can serve as sprinkles of colour.

Don’t be afraid to use unexpected materials such as velvet or even denim.

Use blue as a way to anchor the space from a colour standpoint.

Blend neutral colours with blue such as white, tan, black and even chocolate brown.

Infuse large-scale colour opportunities such as artwork.

Use the colour to help set a mood. Light blue can help make a room feel soothing and calm, while deep shades can add a more subdued vibe.

— TNS

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