How to Decorate with Blue and Gray

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Decorating a room with a blue and gray color scheme will give the space a sleek, modern feel. Blue and gray, which are both cool tones, complement each other well. When deciding on a shade of blue to decorate with, choose a water-inspired hue to add depth and interest to gray accents. You can use a blue and gray scheme to update any room in your house, from a living room to a master bedroom.

Things You'll Need

  • Blue or gray wall paint
  • Blue and gray textiles, such as bedspreads and decorative pillows
  • Shiny or brushed silver accessories, such as picture frames and mirrors
  • Blue decor pieces, such as vases and lamps
  • Paint the walls to set the stage for a blue and gray color scheme. Choose a light gray hue for a neutral look, or a light or medium blue to add a pop of color to a living room, bathroom or bedroom.

  • Decorate with blue and gray textiles featuring touches of white to add contrast and brightness. Enhance a bed with a gray and white comforter featuring medium blue seashell or bird designs for an eclectic look. Add color to a putty gray living room sofa with blue and white patterned decorative pillows.

  • Add shiny or brushed silver accessories to accent the blue and gray color combination; metallic touches will modernize the look of the space. Hang a silver and crystal chandelier from the ceiling of a blue and gray bedroom or bathroom. Set off vibrant blue walls with silver picture frames and mirrors. Choose silver hardware, such as drawer pulls, shelves, towel racks and faucets.

  • Brighten up a space featuring gray walls or furniture with sea blue-colored pieces. Display fresh white flowers, such as roses or calla lilies, in a glass sapphire blue vase. Update worn dressers with vintage-inspired blue crystal pulls. Illuminate a bedroom nightstand or living room reading nook with a lamp featuring a blue glass vase and crisp white shade.

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