As a self-professed lover of neutrals, blue is the colour I feel most confident using. Hardly bold you might say! However, inky navy or a piercing turquoise can make a real impact.

One trend that has brought blue to the forefront is dark décor. The old age rule of light, bright colours for surfaces has been thrown out in favour of moody, dramatic hues. Petrol blue has fast become a favourite for kitchen cabinets and midnight shades are being used to create striking feature walls.

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Benjamin Moore Newburyport Blue, Farrow & Ball Pitch Blue & Drawing Room Blue

Annie Sloan Greek Blue, Giverny & Napoleonic Blue

When it comes to textiles and furniture, velvet can really make an impact. Jewel tones mixed with the sumptuous sheen of the fabric create a cosy yet impressive look.

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Swoon Editions Winston Classic Three-Seater

Att Pynta Ester Petrol Velvet Bench & Swoon Editions Duke Cocktail Chair

If you want something a little more understated, you could go for a blue and white colour palette. This is a popular partnership so you’ll be sure to find an array of furniture, textiles and accessories. The nautical New England aesthetic fits well into this brief or you can experiment with patterns–printed, painted or woven.

Riviera Bench

Serena & Lily Riviera Bench

Serena & Lily Devon Pillow, Whitley Embroidered Pillow & Eichholtz Harrison Chair

And finally, ceramics. Pots, plates, vases, tiles–all great accessories for introducing blue hues into your home.

Fired Earth Indian Ocean Madagascar Seaspray, Boris Aldridge Pattern 3 & Pattern 5 Hex

Habitat Turk Vase & Abaya Vase

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