Five reasons why blue is best
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Jul 07, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

Five reasons why blue is best


Some quick facts about the colour blue:

  • Globally blue is the favourite colour
  • Dark blue is the color of mourning in Korea
  • In Belgium blue is for a baby girl; pink for a baby boy
  • 53% of the flags in the world contain blue

Each year Pantone divulges the "it" colours for the seasons, but here are five reasons to avoid the trends and stick with blue.


Many shades of blue can create a calming effect in a room. Designers often choose blue for bedrooms, a room where feeling calm and relaxed is vital. Pale shades, like robin’s egg blue, are ideal for create a tranquil feel.


Deeper shades of blue, like navy or royal blue, tend to add a refined quality to a room. Choosing a piece of furniture in a deep blue can act as an elegant anchor in a playful room.


Aqua and turquoise shades, especially when paired with reds and oranges, add zest and vitality to a room. It is a great alternative to the classic pink for girls. The bright, bold colours will make a room lively and fun.


Dark shades of blue can add a scholarly look to a room. Deeps blues give an air of dignity. These colours can be used on the walls or for a particularly bold look, book shelves can be painted in any number of deep shades.


In a room that doesn’t have a lot of natural light, blue gives the illusion of outdoors. Adding blue to your walls, cabinets or window dressings will compensate for small windows. Stick with brighter shades where a lack of light is a concern.

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