6 Ways to Get the Navy Blue Trend Around Your Home: It’s the New Neutral

Navy blue home.

Navy blue is the new black–not just for your wardrobe, but in your home as well. Designers are pointing to navy blue to be one of 2014’s hottest (and coolest) home decor and design trends.

If you haven’t already been seeing navy in magazines and featured on TV design shows, you will soon. According to interior designer Mark D. Sikes, “Navy blue will be a big trend for 2014. I’m seeing a lot of the shade on the runways, on the streets, in editorials, in chic interiors…I actually think everyone will get it in 2014.”

Navy is being touted as the new neutral, which we love. It can really be paired with just about any other color: tangerine, orange, black, silver, cream, brick red, radiant orchid, you name it and navy will work.

There’s also a very luxe quality about navy blue, but it will work for a variety of home decor types–contemporary, modern eclectic, cottage, boho and more. It’s a deep color that can add wonderful drama to any room.

But, how to incorporate navy blue into your home? Here’s some inspiration.

1. Walls

Navy blue home decor.

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Whether wallpaper or paint, adding navy to your walls will infuse your home with a dramatic flair. This floral wallpaper from Amy Butler is a gorgeous example and is a modern take on a folk aesthetic.

2. Furniture

Navy blue home decor.

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Navy makes for a refreshing neutral for furniture  pieces. This low-slung mid-century sofa is perfect for a relaxed yet sophisticated look. It’s available in a variety for fabric choices–choose from linen, microfiber, performance velvet and more.

3. Flooring

Navy blue home decor.

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One way to add navy blue to your home is with flooring. Choose painted wood floors, tile or carpeting. Of course, an easier way is to add accent rugs. We simply love this navy blue rug with abstract leaves!

4. Lighting

Navy blue home decor.

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Lighting is an often overlooked way to incorporate color into a room. This industrial-style pendant lamp would be perfect in the kitchen, office or bathroom.

5. Bedding

Navy blue home decor.

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And don’t forget the bedroom. Navy isn’t just for the living room or den, but it’s a great color for the bedroom. Bedding is the easiest way to add a color trend without a huge commitment like painting or wallpaper and this medallion duvet cover is a stunning example.

6. Windows

Navy blue home decor.

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And finally, you can always add color with window treatments, like shades, curtains and valances. Add some French Country flair with these pretty navy and white checked and textured curtains.

Top Image: One Kings Lane

Resources: http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/home-makeovers/blogger-interior-design-trends-2014#slide-7

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