The various shades of blue are everywhere, whether in the sky blue, jeans, ballpoint pen, Facebook, Twitter, the iconic Tiffany box, the paintings and sculptures of the artist Yves Klein, for example.
Second the survey made in 10 countries on 4 continents by the company YouGov, when asked to people "What is your favorite color?", The blue appeared as the first place as a unanimity among the countries surveyed. The second place varies, but the blue, regardless of its tone, always appears at the top of the rankings.
This may be because it is often related to tranquility, calmness and intelligence, but even if these aspects do not matter so much, blue is always trend in decoration, fashionable and never loses its power and ability to compose in a different way.
That is why today we brought a super special post about this color that is the darling of much of the population. You will know a little bit more about how it behaves in our perception; what are the best ways of combining it; Last but not least, a gallery with ideas to use different shades of blue in your home decor!
Psychology of colors: The meaning of the color blue
The psychology of colors shows how they act in our brain, and can give different sensations about an object, a space, for example.
From scientific studies and color theory, we know that colors are assimilated by us through vision, which rapidly sends stimuli to our brain, which processes the information and sends in response different types of reactions.
In areas such as advertising and marketing, marketing and design, each type of reaction that a color or a set of colors produces in us is studied to be applied to their products. It is not by chance that brands like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Linked In have their visual identities based on the color blue.
This is because the response our brain sends when it receives blue is associated with ideas such as trust, intelligence, sincerity, tranquility, and serenity.
In nature, these associations gain strength when we think of the blue of the sky and the sea, which guarantee stability, depth and relaxation for those who visualize them.
This tranquility and relaxation can be one of the explanations of the choice of blue as the main color of the social networks mentioned above. After all, we could stay immersed in them for a long time without feeling discomfort, which would be unlikely if their color was red, for example.
In decoration, this color is much loved and used especially for its reassuring effect, which does not tire the look. It can be used for various reasons and to gain different forms depending on the variation of the tone (there are more than 100 classified and named in the market) and the combination that is made.
Combining colors with shades of blue
We separate some of the colors most associated with blue for you to use in decorating your home according to the mood you want to give home environment! And if you want similar tones for a blue wall with paints, we recommend this comparator of Coral Inks . See also our articles on decoration with turquoise or blue tiffany .
Tones of blue with black
Starting with a neutral color that highlights the colorful shades of blue. The interesting thing is to combine the two with a third color that gives an interesting contrast to these two tones, like white or brown.
Shades of blue with green
Blue and green are the main colors when we think of nature. Blue sky, sea, vegetation green. The combination of these is a guarantee of an environment that conveys peace and tranquility, plus an added freshness when associated with a large incidence of natural light.
Shades of blue with yellow
Combining complementary colors is the basis of any color combination. After all, it is from the mixture of these colors that we get the secondary colors (like in this case, the green) and all the tones we know today.
The mixture of these two colors works as an extra animation in the environment, making it more relaxed and fun. The most used tones are the vibrant ones, but the off-white tones of the two colors can work very well in children's bedrooms.
Shades of blue and orange
For those who know the color disc, you know full well that, as bold as it may seem, this combination of vibrant colors works amazingly. This is because according to the theory of colors, orange is the opposite color-complementary to the blue, creating a contrast that promotes the balance of the environment. The most recommended is to use one of the colors as the main (or the background color) and invest in detail with the other.
Shades of blue with brown
Generally associated with more serious and sober environments, the combination of blue and brown works very well in most rooms, as brown becomes a more vibrant variation of the neutral. This is mainly due to the wood, so used mainly in the old furniture, to be associated with brown. It pays to think about decorating your brown sofa with blue cushions (or vice versa), or wooden cabinets with doors or blue objects.
Shades of blue with red
The second primary color blend. In this combination, the color corresponding to the heat (red), meets the color corresponding to the cold (blue). It is an interesting combination to promote a balance of strength and harmony, in addition to making the environment more cozy.
Shades of blue with pink
For mostly blue environments or with a combination of blue and white, pink ensures more prominence and a little more relaxation for the environment. Investing in a lighter, classic shade of pink is a great way to get closer to a romantic mood.
Shades of blue with white and off-white
The combination of blue and white is a guarantee of a light environment, which conveys tranquility and calmness. This is because white or pastel colors, because they are neutral, give more emphasis to the effect of the blue tones. Try to use in well-lit spaces, especially if you have a large window to ensure plenty of natural light.
For a more sea-bound climate, a medium blue may be what you are looking for. If you want a more sophisticated and sober mood, try a navy blue.
60 photos of environments with different shades of blue and color combinations
Picture 1 - Combination of blue, green and brown in a neutral and relaxed environment.
Picture 2 - Baby blue in a girl's room to draw sweet dreams and tranquility.
Picture 3 - Blue and black as the main colors of a more serious environment.
Picture 4 - Ceramic colored floors to break the white of the environment, highlighting the blue.
Picture 5 - Colored walls give more life to your neutral environment.
Picture 6 - Tones of blue-gray for a room full of calm and tranquility.
Picture 7 - A cheery super counterpoint for your white and gray kitchen.
Picture 8 - A sky of stars in your baby's room.
Picture 9 - Blue-blue combination in the office.
Picture 10 - Super sophisticated: blue cabinet with golden handles.
Picture 11 - Perfect combination for the office with brown furniture.
Image 12 - Blue to escape the neutral tones.
Image 13 - Blue from floor to ceiling of the box: Dividing the environment with colors.
Picture 14 - Light shades to provide a peaceful sleep for the little ones.
Picture 15 - Combination of two shades of blue and white in the room.
Picture 16 - More personality for your closet!
Image 17 - Highlight the blue by combining it with yellow!
Picture 18 - As planned cabinet finish.
Picture 19 - Wallpapers in several shades for you to decorate your room in a different way.
Image 20 - The ceiling follows the same type of decoration as the environment, without fear of being too colorful.
Picture 21 - Navy blue in the kitchen giving a more colorful and serious air at the same time.
Picture 22 - Tablet blue in style pixels in various shades.
Picture 23 - Simple color that awakens tranquility in the wall and in the wooden cabinet.
Picture 24 - Curtain of whole wall with gradient of blue.
Picture 25 - Another starry wall: royal blue for a more lively sky.
Picture 26 - Blue, gray and white for a more neutral baby room.
Picture 27 - Blue on Blue: Dare on the combination of nearby colors.
Image 28 - Tiles with different shades to give a more fun face to your kitchen.
Image 29 - Creative office to stimulate the birth of new projects.
Picture 30 - For lovers of blue: use all the tones of your palette in one environment!
Picture 31 - A very used color in the bathroom too.
Image 32 - Highlight the depth of the apartment conjugated.
Image 33 - A mountain range: different shades to mark depth of the drawing.
Image 34 - A prominent wall with lots of natural light.
Image 35 - Blue is perfect for well lit environments.
Image 36 - Conjugated environments: the same color in various objects of your space.
Image 37 - Tones of blue: colorful stripes on white background.
Image 38 - Blue as the highlight color for the bathroom.
Picture 39 - Cold and hot: combination of blue, red and yellow.
Picture 40 - Room in neutral tones and blue.
Image 41 - Blue and gray for the laundry.
Image 42 - Light blue for a more lighted kitchen.
Picture 43 - Tones of blue: combination of blue and brown by the rooms of the house.
Image 44 - Blue on the wall valuing the high ceilings of the room.
Image 45 - The favorite color of the boys room decoration.
Picture 46 - blue wall and brown leather sofa.
Picture 47 - Tones of blue: tiles light blue and dark blue to paint the environment.
Image 48 - Blue in several textures in the same room.
Picture 49 - Gradient wall.
Picture 50 - Tones of blue: again the combination of blue, gold and white for a sophisticated environment.
Image 51 - Blue water to compose with a reddish tint.
Picture 52 - Navy blue for a more sober corner.
Picture 53 - Another example of blue in the coating of the kitchen cabinets.
Picture 54 - Tones of blue: blue wall composing with dresser and chairs oranges in the dining room.
Image 55 - Light blue room with some yellow dots.
Image 56 - Blue in different prints of the cushions.
Image 57 - Deep blue in the shower stall.
Picture 58 - Tones of blue: The blue of the picture waters flows to the wall of the room.
Picture 59 - Tone of blue composing with the burnt cement .
Image 60 - Blue in contrast to warm colors like yellow and orange.
Image 61 - Blue led strip on blue ink: highlighting the color and creating a new environment.
Picture 62 - Common blue tone in retro kitchens back to fashion.
Picture 63 - Harmony: repeating the tone in several parts of the same environment.
Picture 64 - Shades of blue: water colored tile for the box
Picture 65 - Tones of blue: a wall in vibrant color to make the room more cheerful.