Crushing On Navy Blue

As an Interior Designer I often get into what I like to call my color mood swings…..Good mood swings though. One week I’ll be totally into grays, the next I will be into reds. It’s just one of the hazards effects of the job.

Recently navy blue has been the color mood I am in, and I am totally crushing on all things navy. In fact I have a dining room project in progress that we painted navy above the recently installed wainscoting painted in white. Pictures to come after completion.

Navy blue is one of those very timeless and classic colors that don’t ever really go out of style. There are times when navy becomes more trendy than other times, but it is always a great basic from which a great color scheme can be built. Paired with reds and whites, navy gives a very Americana feel to a space. Paired with Kelly green, navy takes on a very youthful and vibrant mood. Mix it with gold and navy has an air of sophistication and elegance, or with yellow for a fresh feel. Whatever color you choose to pair it with, navy blue is definitely a dramatic color worth using in your décor.

And in case you are wondering, here’s some fun history about how this dark blue color got its name.

According to Wikipedia, Navy blue got its name from the dark blue (contrasted with white) worn by officers in the British since 1748 and subsequently adopted by other navies around the world. When this color name, taken from the usual color of the uniforms of sailors originally came into use in the early 19th century, it was initially called marine blue, but the name of the color soon changed to navy blue.The first recorded use of navy blue as a color name in English was in 1840.

 

Crushing On Navy Blue
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You don’t have to go as far as making it the main color scheme, such as the wall color, but adding small pops as an accent – like in pillows, art, and accessories can go a long way to giving your home that classic, timeless touch.

What do you think about navy blue? Would you use it in your décor? I’d love to know

I wonder what color I will be crushing on next week. Stay tuned to find out :-)

Wishing you a fantastic Friday!

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65 Comments on Crushing On Navy Blue

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    May 30, 2014 at 12:54 am (2 years ago)

    I like navy blue. My old sectional was navy blue and it hid all the stains from the things the kids spilled on it LOL!

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  2. Lori
    May 30, 2014 at 1:35 am (2 years ago)

    I’m loving all of the photo’s picture, but that navy and white headboard is something special. I can totally see that in a home of mine.

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  3. Tough Cookie Mommy
    May 30, 2014 at 1:59 am (2 years ago)

    I never considered navy blue as a paint color that I would want in my house. I’m pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it looks.

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  4. Haider Ali
    May 30, 2014 at 2:47 am (2 years ago)

    Nice piece of information you shared

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  5. Debbie Denny
    May 30, 2014 at 2:48 am (2 years ago)

    Beautiful color. I really want the Barclay Butera Pagoda Blue Wall Mirror!

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  6. teresa
    May 30, 2014 at 2:54 am (2 years ago)

    Great photos to let people see all the great navy colors, I like navy myself, with the chevron too.:) Great color

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  7. Laurel Bill
    May 30, 2014 at 3:13 am (2 years ago)

    How weird – I wore navy blue today for the first time in years … and you post about navy in interior decorating! I love the classy look of navy and white. Great post!

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  8. Jennifer Williams
    May 30, 2014 at 5:48 am (2 years ago)

    Navy Blue is my favorite color and yet I have never decorated with it. I love the blue in that bathroom with the board below – it looks so much better than I thought it would.

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  9. Kay Adeola
    May 30, 2014 at 9:08 am (2 years ago)

    I love navy blue i think it stands out,It looks so good when you put it with white or very light colours.

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  10. Terin Garrett
    May 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I love navy blue! It’s my mom’s favorite color, so I think it was drilled into my head to like it growing up! lol!

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  11. john baker
    May 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    that is a lot of blue… I am more of an earth tone person.. what do you have in the color?

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  12. Debra
    May 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I love royal blues – I think it really makes a room stand out with that hue. My bedroom is a blue-grey tone, and it’s perfect to put me in a comfort and ease zone!

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  13. Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    May 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE navy blue. (This might be my favorite post of yours EVER!) Our kitchen is actually navy blue, white and silver. My color scheme for that came from the dishes that we have, which were my grandmother’s – they are blue and white! But I LOVE the clean look of everything! And I get lots of compliments on it, too!

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  14. Melissa
    May 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I absolutely love navy blue – our whole bedroom is navy and white. I love that beachy vibe.

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  15. Virginia @thatbaldchick
    May 30, 2014 at 4:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m a big fan of blue and yellow together. Love all your great ideas.

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  16. Tiffany (Fabulous Mom Blog)
    May 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Absolutely fabulous! i love that side table and rug. I really like that red side table up against the navy blue wall, so pretty. Thanks again for even more inspiration.

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  17. Hanan
    May 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve always LOVED navy blue, especially for decorating. I love the nautical theme too.

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  18. Jenn @ The Rebel Chick
    May 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I am very partial to the blues. You’ve got some great looks there!

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  19. Kiwi
    May 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve added you to my blogLovin because your interior decor skills and eye is amazing! I have always loved the color navy blue…so rich and beautiful. I especially like this color paired with a yellow or a gold! Love this article!

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  20. Angela S
    May 30, 2014 at 6:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Blue has long been my favorite color, and I am particularly fond of navy. I love all your great finds!

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  21. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com
    May 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Navy is SO gorgeous and is absolutely calming. It actually makes me feel at home no matter where I am so I most definately agree!

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  22. Jo Casey
    May 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I love navy blue but I have to admit I’d never thought of decorating with it before. Your images (as always) are beautiful.

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  23. Jaime
    May 30, 2014 at 7:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I love, love, love navy and I am totally crushing on the bathroom above. I use it for accessories a lot in our home, but I’ve never dared to paint with it. (That must change.)

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  24. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama
    May 30, 2014 at 8:13 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the dark blues in toile. Marine is totally in season, so let’s wear NAVY blue!

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  25. Carly Bellard
    May 30, 2014 at 8:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the Navy Rug- #11! I am a huge fan of whatever that pattern is called and I love the navy!

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  26. Kungphoo
    May 30, 2014 at 8:54 pm (2 years ago)

    I am a huge fan of navy blue, but I’ve never really used it in decor before. I’m considering doing so because I love these pictures and I love the way it looks!

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  27. Pam
    May 30, 2014 at 9:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Navy. It’s such a classic color for decorating, and for wearing too!

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  28. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    May 30, 2014 at 9:37 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Navy Blue. I think that is a favorite color of mine to wear.

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  29. Pam
    May 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I do love Navy Blue. You would have to have the right flooring to go with it. We just recently used a color called Sunken Ship which is a dark burgundy as an accent wall and I absolutely love it. I love the navy blue walls in the picture in the post too.

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  30. Janel (A Mom's Take)
    May 30, 2014 at 10:58 pm (2 years ago)

    That bathroom is really pretty. Normally I’d be afraid to put such dark paint on my wall, but you have kind of convinced me.

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  31. Ashley
    May 30, 2014 at 11:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Navy blue is such a great color. Looking at these photos, I especially love it as a wall color.

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  32. Rosey
    May 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m a big fan of Navy Blue too. I haven’t ever thought to use it on the walls, but it sure likes nice in the examples you put up.

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  33. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest
    May 31, 2014 at 12:26 am (2 years ago)

    I’m currently loving navy blue as well and nautical stuff. I’m really loving it in my jewelry more than anything!

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  34. maria
    May 31, 2014 at 1:36 am (2 years ago)

    I love the color scheme in the pictures! Definitely has a fun, nautical feel.

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  35. Brett
    May 31, 2014 at 1:56 am (2 years ago)

    We have a navy couch now. It’s a beautiful couch but was a hand me down from my parents and way too big for our space :(

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  36. Denise Gabbard
    May 31, 2014 at 2:32 am (2 years ago)

    I like navy blue– but I am lately more into teals, aquas, peach, lemon yellow, and cream… light and beachy for me. Guess it shows where my head is really at.

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  37. lawna
    May 31, 2014 at 3:41 am (2 years ago)

    If I had my way I would decorate my bathroom in navy blue with a nautical theme. There’s so many neat things you can do with navy blue.

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  38. Liz Mays
    May 31, 2014 at 4:01 am (2 years ago)

    Navy blue is my favorite color in the world. I can’t get enough of it in my clothes or decor. I may have to go after those prints you showed up there.

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  39. Imelda Guanzon
    May 31, 2014 at 8:47 am (2 years ago)

    Great Designs! Navy blue is one of my option for my bathroom.

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  40. Pauline Cabrera
    May 31, 2014 at 10:55 am (2 years ago)

    Those photos are truly beautiful! I hope I can have those pieces of furniture and home decor in my own place. I love the way you used the color navy blue. :)

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  41. Sarah Bailey
    May 31, 2014 at 12:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Navy blue! I don’t think I have a room where I could get away with it on the wall but I added touches would be fantastic :) x

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  42. Ann Bacciaglia
    May 31, 2014 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I love navy blue. I am moving soon and bookmarking your site so I can come back for some decorating inspiration.

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  43. krystalskitsch
    May 31, 2014 at 2:31 pm (2 years ago)

    The navy and green color combo is very nice! I like the blue vases too.

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  44. Tonia
    May 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm (2 years ago)

    These rooms are gorgeous. I always though navy was too dark, but now I see how it can really make a room cozy.

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  45. Jim Striegel
    May 31, 2014 at 3:07 pm (2 years ago)

    I never thought this color could be so elegant!

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  46. Candace Hagerty
    May 31, 2014 at 3:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I live on a lake, and I have always thought navy would look fantastic as my color of choice.

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  47. Amanda
    May 31, 2014 at 3:32 pm (2 years ago)

    I am obsessed with Navy! I just redesigned my site using navy and I’m doing some Navy painting in my home. Yes, obsessed! :)

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  48. Amanda @ Growing Up Madison
    May 31, 2014 at 4:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh the navy blue as a color scheme is beautiful. I’ve never thought of using that color before until I saw this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. Lisa
    May 31, 2014 at 6:48 pm (2 years ago)

    I heart Blue Navy! It’s such a bold but calming color. I have too many favorites in those pictures too – great styles!

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  50. Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven}
    May 31, 2014 at 6:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I like navy too. I really like how navy looks with pops of yellow like you show in the pictures above. My house is so dark though, I would like to use some navy as accent colors instead of primary.

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  51. Veronica
    May 31, 2014 at 8:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for all your wonderful comments everyone!

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  52. Christie
    May 31, 2014 at 8:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Blue is one of my fave colors. I use navy as my accent in my kitchen!

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  53. StacieinAtlanta
    May 31, 2014 at 9:12 pm (2 years ago)

    That blue is so rich! I love the look….it gives the room an elegant feel.

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  54. Shell
    June 1, 2014 at 12:26 am (2 years ago)

    I love navy blue. Especially because it goes so well with yellow, which is my favorite color.

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  55. Danielle
    June 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm (2 years ago)

    I love that rug. I have one just like it except in a lighter blue more teal type of color.

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  56. Janeane Davis
    June 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Navy blue is a great color both as a main color and an accent. I like how you used it in these design ideas.

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  57. Dov Shapira
    June 1, 2014 at 11:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Navy Blue can be very soothing to the eye

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  58. Christina S
    June 2, 2014 at 12:50 am (2 years ago)

    I love the Navy Blue with the gold. It can definitely go classy or fun.

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  59. Tom's Foodie Blog
    June 2, 2014 at 2:33 am (2 years ago)

    Navy blue is a nice calming color, very catching

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  60. Triplezmom
    June 2, 2014 at 10:30 am (2 years ago)

    Now I want to paint my living room navy! Or the master bathroom. Somewhere I want navy!

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  61. Migdalia - @MsLatina
    June 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the Bungalow 5 Jacqui Navy 3-Drawer Side Table! I’m actually painting this week and redoing my living room – blue and white. I just purchased leather sofas and am in search for sidetables and rugs. These suggestions will come in handy. Thank you!

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  62. savoryexperiments
    June 3, 2014 at 1:11 am (2 years ago)

    I love how soothing navy blue is. I use it a lot in my formal living room.

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