Whether it’s because of its sunny coastal disposition or its friendly vintage vibe, the color blue and the cottage aesthetic are a timeless marriage. But with the myriad options out there for paint and accessories, how do you pick the right blue that gives you the mood you’re after for your décor?
Here are a few guidelines.
If your wall or furniture colors are meant to stand out and be the focal point of the room, choose a shade that is brighter and more energetic.
If you want your décor to be the star of the show or if you tend towards an eclectic style with lots of collectibles, you’ll want wall colors that play a secondary role. Choose more toned-down shades of pale and gray blues.
Even though the old adage isn’t necessarily true, dark colors can feel scary for a small room. If you want to infuse a space with an airy, larger feel, stick with a light, neutral blue that recedes into the background yet still adds a layer of soft detail.