Blues cool rooms down instead of heating them up. Promote relaxation and bathe in the luxurious tones of this aqua living room makeover.
A sedate blank slate of neutral furnishings such as an off-white sofa, jute rug and wood lamp base, can be the jumping off point for a completely new look in your living room.
In our aqua living room, eye-catching patterns emerge in the playful accessories: pillows in patchwork and paisley, a graphic rug and a lampshade crisscrossed in white. Consider how different this setting feels from the coral one or yellow room—even with the same couch, walls and rug.
Neon brights seen in the swirling landscape painting, the patchwork chair and even the book covers take the chill off.
Cool colors tend to recede, and that rule of thumb holds true for aqua. Still, aqua’s faint hint of yellow gives it a warm vibe that suits the playfulness of this pillow and lampshade.
The cabinet’s deeper teal keeps it from competing with more attention-grabbing pieces in our aqua living room.
Jazz up a neutral space by using different intensities of the same color. The neutral carpet and sofa are awakened here by a deeper aqua on the coffee table, a bright pastel on the wood tray and a heathery mix in the throw
From azure to deep indigo, blue imbues a room with serenity and a refreshing energy at once. Plus, no other color pairs as well with white!
Products of Interest
Add extra display and storage space to any room with this clean-lined mirrored storage table. Acme Furniture Ceara Teal Mirrored Accent Storage Table; $107, overstock.com
Bold and bright, this patch pillow comes in two sizes, with down or polyester filling. Cerulean Blue and Pine Green Bohemian Floral Patchwork Throw Pillow; $48–100, amazon.com
Cashmere soft with a white decorative fringe, this herringbone throw is a four-season staple for any room. Teal Italia Herringbone Throw by Lands Downunder; $98, houzz.com
This wood tray serves up a dramatic setting whether you’re offering drinks or displaying treasured trinkets. Aqua Wood Tray; $10, athome.com
Give your favorite black and white snapshot a worthy setting with this rich teal frame. TT 4X6 PVC Dark Teal frame; $2.99, athome.com
Designed for indoors or outside, the gentle pattern of this sturdy fabric produces a calming mood. Use it for furniture cushions or a sun umbrella. Duralee Pavilion in Pool; $111.50 per yard, juniperhouse.com
Bring the rich colors and dynamic movement of the fauvism art style to your walls with this brilliantly-hued artwork. ‘Valley House’ by Manor Shadian Ready to Hang Canvas Wall Art; $109, target.com
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