How to style navy

31 October 2019

Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson

Take inspiration from our helpful guide on how to style navy in your home. Discover how versatile this beautifully dark shade can be.

A little goes a long way

Introducing a new colour into your home doesn’t have to mean a complete repaint. Neutral walls are perfectly complemented by a little bit of blue.

This dining room features navy Duette blinds that allow the natural light to flow into the room creating a softer look. The theme is also continued with the blue chairs bringing a colourful touch to the room.

Tones and textures

Navy can be beautifully matched with metallic shades, such as Lucette brass a muted textured jacquard or Aukusa Steel, or patterned jacquard for an interesting finish.  Accessorise with metallic vases or soften the look with plants or rugs. This room places Yasuda Chalk/Gilver, a soft voile curtain under the fuller curtain of Tanabe in Midnight.

Our Harlequin fabrics offer a selection of beautiful metallic patterns and shades.

Aves Ink

Aves Ink

Osamu Oatmeal

Osamu Oatmeal

Asuka Steel

Asuka Steel

Colour clashes

Create a playful interior by combining statement prints with navy block colour fabrics, or layer prints to get a unique effect.  The floral-inspired print of Aucuba  Ink/Gold can be placed with the cool blue of Deflects Ink. Alternatively, the soft gold of Entity plains  Biscuit can help to bring out the gold embroidery that features heavily in Aves Ink.

Deflects Ink

Deflects Ink

Aucuba Ink/Gold

Aucuba Ink/Gold

Entity Plains Biscuit

Entity Plains Biscuit

Focus on accessories

Autumn is ideal for adding comfortable fabrics to your home. Soft cushions in dark navy create a spot for relaxing.  Complement or clash your colours by mixing and matching shades like bright ochre, gold or rustic reds. 

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