Navy blue is sort of the LBD of interior decorating, which is why we love it so much. It’s so versatile that it can be totally preppy one minute (like when you pair it with a poppy-pink rug) and edgy the next (as an accent wall in a matte near-black paint).
And because it’s not the loudest voice in the room, you can pair it with practically any color.
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Though we’re partial to navy, white, and a nice brass or bronze, the possibilities are limitless. In case you needed any more persuading, it’s also the color of trustworthiness, authority and yes, even royalty. So check out 15 ways to add the LBD of color into your home.
Navy-on-navy is only for the bravest of decorators, but if you can pull it off, more power to you.
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Not everything has to be navy. An aquamarine wall adds an unexpected twist.
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A navy couch anchors an otherwise fuchsia living room.
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Navy-on-navy (plus a navy headboard) is never a bad idea.
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A dark navy wall is perfect for a bedroom.
White and navy is more modern and less nautical with a marble countertop and sleek design.
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The deepest navy/almost black is the perfect backdrop for a gallery wall.
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