Blue on Blue Always Works: For Something Different Mix a Formal Asian Décor Theme with a Casually Designed Space – Eastern Floral Blossom Print Duvet Cover 400TC Egyptian Cotton 3pc Bedding SetHave You Finally Painted Your Bedroom Only to Wonder What’s Next in Terms of Bedding Décor?
If so, you’re not alone.
How come we can walk into a friends house and give them all kinds of suggestions when they’re undergoing a home re-do, yet when we tackle our own projects we tend to get stuck?
The answer is obvious; it’s always easier when it’s not our home.
So you’ve painted your bedroom blue and want some new bedding but aren’t sure what colors go with blue walls. Well, you’ll be relieved to know that many colors go with blue walls, and blue décor is fairly easy to work with.
To Determine Bedding that Goes with Blue Walls, Ask Yourself this Question First:
“What kind of mood are you going for in your room’s design?”
1. Soothing, Crisp, Natural, Bright & Airy:
Blue and Green
Depending upon the shade of blue you’ve painted the walls, you can create a crisp feeling by combining blues and greens. Again, the shade of blue you’ve painted on the wall will dictate the best combination of blue and green bedding.
As an example, pastel (baby) blue walls work nicely with rich lime green accents as does aqua blue.
Here are two examples for you:
8 Piece Aqua Blue Lime Green Chevron Comforter King Set With Sheets, Light Blue White Zig Zag V Shaped Jagged Lines Pattern, Bold Line Horizontal Zigzag Design Adult Bedding Master Bedroom, Polyester4 Piece Girls Blue Damask Quilt Full Queen Set, Pretty Multi Floral Bedding, Girly All Over Boho Chic Pattern, Vibrant Medallion Foliage Flower Motif Print, Sky Aqua Light Lime Green
2. Soft Sweetness or Dramatic Affect
Blue and Purple
Again, the shades of blue and purple that you use will dictate the impression of the overall space. When you actually see the shades of purple and blue together in action, you get a better sense of the feeling you’re creating.
The bedding sets below show you what that impact is.
The softer shades of purple and blue generate a sweet innocent feel, making it ideal for a younger person’s room. Deeper shades of blue on the wall (a rich slate blue), with a rich purple patterned bedding set, gives the room an overall dramatic affect.
All are beautiful: The only difference is the mood they create.
Darker Purple Bedding with Darker Blue Walls: Intelligent Design Adley Comforter Set Full/Queen Size – Purple, Bohemian Paisley Chevron – 5 Piece Bed Sets – Ultra Soft Microfiber Teen Bedding For Girls BedroomDarker Purple Bedding with Lighter Blue Walls: Size Quilt Cover Sets Classic Bohemian Blue Stripe Bed Cover Set Queen 100% Cotton Patchwork Bedspread Soft and Warm Bed Coverlet Quilted ThrowSlate Blue Walls with Lavender Bedding: Swift Home 100% Cotton Washed Yarn Dyed Chambray Duvet Cover & Sham Bedding Set, Ultra-Soft Luxury & Natural Wrinkled Look – Full/Queen, Dusty LavenderPurple Blue Lavender Bedding with Light Blue Walls: Country Cottage Coverlet Quilt Shams Set King/Cal King Purple Blue Lavender Floral Print Pattern Lightweight Hypoallergic Wrinkle Free Reversible 3 Piece Bedding Oversized
3. A Striking Nautical Feeling or a Casual Fun Feeling
Blue and White
Even if your room doesn’t have a stitch of nautical in it, the combination of dark blue and white gives that impression in home décor.
However, you can change that impression by using softer blue and white bedding with a modern pattern and lighter blue on the walls.
Here are two examples of blue and white bedding in different shades with a dark blue wall and a light blue wall:
HNNSI Blue and White Porcelain Cotton Quilt Bedspread Set Queen Size 3 Piece ,Chinese Style Floral Comforter Bedding SetsHIGHBUY Striped Pattern Queen Duvet Cover Set Cotton Blue White Printed Bedding Sets Full Size 3 Piece with Zipper Closure Simple Modern Full Bedroom Collections for Queen Bed
4. A Country Vibe or Vintage Country Feeling
Blue and Red
The nice thing about blue and red is that you don’t have to go dark blue and dark red to achieve a country feel. In fact if you dial the shades down a bit, you’ll get that muted country cottage look in your room. In fact, add a few pieces of furniture in the same shade of red that’s in your bedding and you’ll kick up that country look that much more.
Here are two examples of what your space would look like with blue and red bedding:
Madison Park Lucy Queen Size Bed Comforter Set Bed In A Bag – Red, Navy, Reversible Floral, Stripes – 9 Pieces Bedding Sets – Cotton Twill, Cotton Poly Blend Reverse Bedroom ComfortersFACE TWO FACE 3-piece Duvet Cover Queen,100% Washed Cotton Duvet Cover,Ultra Soft and Easy Care,Simple Style Bedding Set (QUEEN,Blue red grid)
5. Opposites Attract Creating Elegance and Formality
Blue and Yellow
Blue and yellow are at opposite ends of the color sphere. Blue is a cool relaxing shade while yellow falls into the warm cheerful category.
Combining these two colors can give you a room that exudes elegance or in the case of a modern geometric bedding choice, one that offers a touch of class and formality.
For a visual, here’s a sample of both of the above examples for you:
Madison Park Tangiers Full/Queen Size Quilt Bedding Set – Blue Yellow, Medallion – 6 Piece Bedding Quilt Coverlets – Ultra Soft Microfiber Bed Quilts Quilted CoverletChezmoi Collection Arden by 7 Pieces Modern Pleated Stripe Embroidered Zigzag Bedding Comforter Set (King, Navy/Gray/Yellow/Off-White)
In summary, you’re always better to get the bedding first, and if possible, choose a shade of color from the bedding to be the paint color on the wall.
However, if your wall is already painted and you need to find bedding to match, follow the above suggestions to steer you to the right choice.
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