Navy, The New Neutral.

Happe Homes
October 12, 2015

Navy, the new neutral.

Yeah, I said it! It seems that with this year has come a
wave of navy blue being incorporated in top tier design work around the
country. It pairs beautifully with so many different color combinations like
cool grey tones for a pop of sophistication. It makes a statement when put
against a warm beige and if you’re someone who just can’t quite give up that
need for beige in your home – this way it’s done in a sleek and updated way. It
can stand alone for a true sultry elegance like in a master bedroom. And
finally it can even create a cheery vignette to lust after with pops of color
like coral or blush pink. See? Neutral!

Here are the ways I am
loving using Navy Blue in design work this year.

Master Bedroom

This is my first and foremost favorite way to incorporate
navy into a home. I may be biased, because guess what – my own master is navy! I’ve
paired the deep sultry color with bright white bedding and cool grey carpet in
my own home and I have beige accents to add warmth to the room! It sets apart
the bedroom from the rest of my farmhouse chic home with a true elegance
confined to just this one space. I’ve used the bright white bedding and warm
accents to make a subtle transition while still retaining its sophistication.

P.S. I also suggest using gold metals in your navy blue
space, there is something timeless about the pair.

Next up, the powder room.

Most of us have it engrained in us that you aren’t to use
dark colors in small spaces, because – well, it makes it even smaller. Fact or


The fact of the matter is dark colors make walls RECEDE!
Like when you put on your black skinny jeans for a slimming look? Your walls
want you to do the same. Don’t just take it from me, take it from the experts
at HGTV.

“Dark colors recede. When a room is painted a dark to medium
color, the color will actually make the room look larger rather than bringing
the walls in, which is a common concern.”

The powder room is often an overlooked spot in your home
that in (most) layouts is the most used lavatory by guests. So use the small
space to make a big statement! Going bold with a dark navy and gold accents can
make beautiful use of the small quarters. Throw in a wallpaper accent and a
contrasted vanity top like Carrara marble and you’re set.

Navy Décor

Still not feeling bold enough to paint a wall? Have no fear,
accent pieces like a couch or rug can add visual depth to a space. Try out a
throw pillow, an area rug or go big for a classy couch! Moral of the story, you
need SOME navy blue in your life! Go find some.

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