Blue is the New Black

You know what time it is… TREND ALERT TIME. Color is probably one of the most impactful ways of affecting the overall feeling of an interior space. Whether you’re going for a sense of airiness, edge, energy, or calm, the hues you use can get you there. We’ve noticed a trend this year towards, you guessed it, navy blue. Pushing black out of the way, navy has taken on the role of being the dark neutral we all need. Blue is the new black.

Navy Blue Tufted headboard with navy duvet and sheets

In the bedroom, navy brings the drama in dark walls, bedding, and upholstered headboards. Restoration Hardware takes the color to new heights with an over-the-top tufted bed.

Kitchen Cabinet Ideas - Navy Blue Paint

In the kitchen, navy feels classic and stately on cabinetry with warm metal drawer pulls. Pair it with white tile, counter tops, and furnishings to create contrast.

Navy Blue mantle Tiles and Navy Blue Wall

In the living room, navy can go coastal and light by using it sparingly in patterns across an otherwise white and neutral space. If moody and intimate is more your style, cover the walls.

Navy Blue Tub, Walls, and Tile Ideas for your Bathroom


Navy has lots of applications in the bathroom. Deepen the room with an inky tone on the walls, geometric tiles in a shower, or perhaps with this GORGEOUS navy blue claw foot tub from Rejuvenation.

This 2017 trend is one we can really get on board with. Dress your room in navy and you’ll have a space that feels elegant and bold.

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Catherine French Design is a team of interior design consultants based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We have provided residential and commercial services in North Carolina and along the Eastern Seaboard.