Best Colors For Your Home: Navy Blue

Hi!!  My name is Megan Campbell here from Megan Campbell Designs to share with you my first addition of the Color Files!! 

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Best Colors For Your Home:  NAVY BLUE

Lately I have been obsessed with Navy Blue.  You see it everywhere.  On walls, furniture, even kitchen cabinets.  It is such a dark and dramatic color.

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness.  Maybe this is why I am always drawn to it. 

I have loved seeing all of the DIY cabinets and vanities painted Navy.  Here is an awesome bathroom makeover.  I LOVE the dark Navy vanity with the contract of all of the clean white.  Such a sophisticated space. 

Beautiful Vanity via I Heart Organizing

And here is an amazing kitchen that also has dark cabinets with contrasting white counters….Love…..

navy-kitchenNavy Kitchen via Better Homes and Gardens 

Another Navy trend that I have been obsessing with are the amazing Navy rugs out there.  I have two that are my absolute favorites.  I would love to pull the trigger and add one of these beauties to my living room.  I love how deep the color blue is without being right in your face.  It is sort of a subtle punch instead of intense color.  Here are two rugs that I am currently drooling over. 

Bursa Rug via West Elm

And my all time favorite rug (which Emily Henderson) has used several times

Blue rug
The Indigo Brooke rug via Madeline Weinrib 

I am also loving the trend of painted furniture.    It is so satisfying to find an inexpensive piece on Craiglist or at your local thrift store and be able to spend under $100 to paint and transform a piece.  Here are two of my recent favorites.  I love this dresser below and how she took it a step further and painted the bottoms of the legs gold……so cool…. 

blue dresser
Navy and gold dresser via Design OCD 

Here is another cool blue Craigslist dresser that was painted….

Painted dresser via Albie Designs 

Wallpaper has made a huge comeback.  There are some amazing Navy wallpaper options out there. 

Furbish studio wallpaper
Ikat Fan Navy Wallpaper via Furbish Studio 

JA at layla grace wallpaper
Modern Ropes Wallpaper via Johnathan Adler 

We are also seeing furniture in all shades of Navy.  Sofas, headboards, chairs and just about everything else.  Doesn’t this sofa look super comfy??

Pierre Sofa via Z Gallerie


Andre’ Sofa via Room and Board


Once last Navy trend I have noticed a lot lately….is the idea of total saturation.  These are two rooms, which used the color Navy in every aspect.  Furniture, tile, fabric, paint, etc. 

Check out Todd Romano’s Manhattan apartment.  Insane. 

Todd Romano
Todd Romano’s NYC apartment via Architectural Digest 


Or this saturated Bathroom…..Loving the tile….

navy bathroom
Designer Faye Toogood via Apartment 34


SO….there you have it folks…..everything Navy….What projects have you used lately that include the color Navy??? 

Stay tuned for Next Months color inspiration…………Fuchsia!!! 

Be Well,


Get more blue inspiration from our True Blue and Light Blue color files. 

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    1. Hi Steffanie, I wish I knew all the colors! But you can use the Chip It tool from Sherwin-Williams to get a match from their selection. Thanks!