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In this post we will take a look at another primary colour – blue. Blue is generally a very safe colour when decorating and if you remember from our very first post, that blue has become one of the interior trends of 2015.

Blue is mostly associated with calmness, stability, confidence and tranquillity. At the same time it also connotes peace, sincerity, affection and integrity.

As opposed to red, blue is a cold colour and can even give out a sense of coolness in a room. It can also provide a calming, relaxing and serene environment. These attributes of the colour help to calm and sedate a restless mind, lower blood pressure and slow respiratory and heart rate. Rooms such as nurseries, bedrooms and bathrooms would therefore benefit from the colour blue in their interior.

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Pastel blue has been a favourite for many parents when painting nurseries, however one has to be careful as the room can look very chilly if it doesn’t get enough of natural light. If you do choose this colour, then use some accents in warm colours to balance the room such as furniture, fabrics and accessories.

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The colour blue, especially deep blue, encourages efficiency and builds confidence. Blue is seen as one of the most productive colours and it therefore can be used in home offices or study rooms.

blue officeSource – www.achica.com

When decorating, you have to be careful not to use dark blues as the only colour in a room as this will evoke a feeling of cold, depression and sadness, so try using lighter and softer tones of blue to achieve a calming effect. Shades of blue such as periwinkle, cerulean or turquoise will be a safe option for social areas like family rooms and living rooms as the lighter shaded blues will calm aggressive tendencies and will make the mood more tranquil, bringing harmony into your home.

living roomSource – www.nautiandco.com

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