Typically light blue, also called powder blue or sky blue, is associated with classic home design. However, this calm tone can enhance decorating styles from vintage to modern, beachy to lodge, and rustic to elegant.
Light blue can vary from pure blue to grey and tan tones. Go toward the green, and the result is aqua. Add a bit of red, and you’ll get lavender.
For a bit more contrast, pair light blue with yellow, forest green, sage green or apricot. To spice it up, accent light blue with orange, electric blue, acid green or tomato red. It also goes well with brown, tan, copper, gold and caramel, which are almost opposite blue on the color wheel. And do use light blue with all tones of woods, from darkest ebony to lightest oak.
- Window treatments
- Kitchen appliances
- Tile and stone