How to Deal with the Blues
A blue room will often look very cold. this is especially true if you pair a light blue with another cold or neutral color, like grey. Here are a few examples of cold color combinations where blue is the base color:
Blue-grey and a dirty white.
Blue-green with white and a pretty neutral beige. As green contains yellow, this is automatically a warmer color than blue. still pretty cold.
Blue and white. The brown natural fiber rug warms the room up a lot. Imagine if the rug was grey… very cold.
Here we have medium blue with a neutral greige and warm rich dark brown. With the colder colors contained on the walls and background, the seating area really stands out and looks inviting, with its warmer colors.
Blue, white and a soft peach. A lovely warm-cold contrast here.
One way to warm up a cold shade of blue is by bringing in warm wooden furniture like in this picture. The wood color kind of doubles for a warm beige to a soft orange.
A tip: if you want a quick fix at warming up your room palette, get a ‘warmer’ (a more yellow) light bulb. The warmer light will turn the blue more green, making it look warmer.