Wood is one of the trendiest texture in interior design while blue colour has a reputation for being one of the most calming colours this side of the spectrum. Both of these textures have a high regard in the design world, but surprisingly, not many people use them together. So today, we’ll be taking a look at how you can successfully combine both of these colours in a successful manner.
1. One in front of the other
Wood and blues are inherently contrasting colour by nature. While wood has an organic and natural aura, blue colour has a cool presence. So when you use both of them in the same space, make sure that they’re one in front of the other. The media wall and adjacent sofa in this image are a great example of how you can do so in a visually pleasant manner.
2. Choose your tones wisely
Choosing the right tones of blue and wood for your interior design is extremely important. Wood is a material that comes in a huge variety of tones and textures. Similarly, there are an infinite number of hues of blue colour available. Finding the perfect shade of both that complements one another can be challenging, which is why you must always work on it a little.
3. Use mediating materials
While both blues and wood are individually attractive, you also have to choose a few mediating materials in the interim so that the whole ambiance looks totally balanced. The mirror, cream coloured suspended cabinet and grey border featured in this image are a great example of how you can incorporate such things in the overall design.
4. Play with lighting
Sometimes, if the atmosphere is right, you can even play with lighting while making the most of your blue and wood interiors. Take a look at this image – the cool blue cove lights in the tray ceiling nicely balance out the bright, incandescent glow of the LEDs. The combination of both these lights goes well with the blue and wood furniture.
5. In the kitchens
The hardest space to incorporate the blue and wood theme is the kitchen – essentially because you’ll have to flip some stereotypes on their head to get the best results. If you look at this image, you’ll see how the wooden countertops and blue cabinet facades have been designed in the most unique and fashion forward way possible to make this theme look stunning.