Color of the Year

Color of the Year

It’s the time of year when paint companies choose their color of the year.  Benjamin Moore has already declared Simply White as the 2016 Color of the Year.  As far as whites go, this is a fantastic one.  Simply White is a warm white that is clean versatile. It looks fresh paired with either a warm or cool palette, however, white can be hard to work with if you don’t know how to style it.  Painting a room white can give it a cold and sterile feel if the room’s furnishings are not layered for depth and texture.  And, let’s face it, is white even a color?  Don’t get me wrong, I love white rooms.  I’ve been drooling over all white rooms on Pinterest and Houzz for the past couple of years now, and just love the Scandanavian aesthetic, but that’s just it.  White’s been around for awhile.  It’s not forward thinking.  I want to see what’s next, not what’s been happening.

So, without further ado, I give you Alicia Paley’s 2016 Color of the year.

Navy Blue

Navy Color Macaroons

You’d have to be living under a rock to not have noticed this beautiful gem of a color popping out in current fashion and home furnishings.  Navy blue, sometimes referred to as indigo, is a deep, rich color full of emotion.  It is not a color to be ignored.  It can make a room moody and dark in the most wonderful ways.  Used as an accent color, it can turn a bland space into a dynamic one by presenting just the right amount of drama.

Here are 5 of my favorite navy blue paint colors:

Navy Blue Paint Colors

Now take a look at these photos for some color inspiration.

Navy Kitchen

Would you look at these gorgeous blue lacquer kitchen cabinets from The Zhush?!

Navy Dining Chloe Chairs

These blue Bungalow5 Chairs are beautiful, aren’t they?

Navy Wallpaper

This blue navy blue chinoiserie wallpaper is perfection.  Photo credit: William Waldron

Navy Bedroom

I just love the walls and trim of this bedroom painted all the same rich, beautiful navy blue, by Mad About the House.

Navy Blue Sofa

I spotted this blue velvet beauty at The Sofa Guy in Thousand Oaks.
Navy Blue FabricAnd wouldn’t these fabrics I spotted at Designers Axess in Westlake Village look great in your next project?

There are so many more navy blue color inspiration photos I could show you but I don’t want this blog post to turn into a novel, so for more inspiration please follow me on Pinterest.  You can also read a prior color post here and here.

Color selection can be an overwhelming.  Contact me to schedule your color consultation today.

©Alicia Paley Home Interiors 2015.  All photos credited.


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