Navy – the new neutral

Hot trend for 2012!

Just in time for the new year, there is a new colour trend on the design horizon!

Navy is making a comeback as a crisp, cool neutral which can be paired with unlimited colours. I have used a chart from Home Furniture Catalogues  to show you just how well it goes with almost  any other colour.

navy blue colour pairings

This colour also looks amazing with taupes, sands, greys, reds, etc.

This is why it is also considered a “neutral”.

There are so many ways to incorporate this hue into your home’s colour scheme.

1. Paint a wall.

designer portfolio

Traditional Home

Just one wall  painted in this rich, classic colour can drastically change the look of your space. Pairing it with crisp white makes it look fresh, and prevents it from being too overwhelming.

2. Paint some furniture.

Decor Pad

Most of us have a piece of furniture that needs a fresh coat of paint. Why not choose navy? Spray painting  the handles gold will give it an elegant new look.

3. Add a pillow or two.  

this fresh fossil

Adding some navy pillows to an existing colour scheme will allow you to incorporate this trendy colour in a small way.


4. Add some accessories.

If you’re not sure about a new colour, it’s a good idea to introduce it into your space with some accessories that can easily be replaced, such as a throw, lamp or lampshade, small rug or a grouping of vases.

Outdoor Factory

Here are some more inspiring pictures for you – enjoy 🙂

Home Furniture Catalogue

navy bedroom with turquoise and sea green

navy and coral colour scheme

Try using this rich, dramatic hue in your space and see how it can make a difference!

I’d love to see some photos if you do 🙂

Have a great week,



About homedecoratingandstaging

I'm a home decorator and home stager. I love to make your home look fresh and new using your own items in new, creative ways.
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One Response to Navy – the new neutral

  1. Kailee says:

    ] I love the unusual colour combos, they would look awesome in a room! xx

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