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Decorating with Navy

One of our favorite hot design trends of 2018 is decorating with navy! Navy is the new black…while black is still very hot in home decor, there are many interior designers and homeowners who are excited to see navy back in the spotlight. Lucky for those of us who have loved navy all along, there are so many easy ways to decorate with navy! Navy lovers rejoice! If you’re on the fence about using this bold shade in your home design…we’re here to help! Let’s review some of the fabulous ways you can incorporate navy blue in your whole house!

Good Design Comes From Individuality

While decorating with navy is on trend for 2018 and surely for 2019, you may not be seeing it in your friends’ homes. One reason may be designers like Joanna Gaines, interior design mogul and star of the TV show Fixer Upper, who is known for her love of black and white contrasts. She uses black and white so frequently in her farmhouse designs that everyone seems to be following this trend. Farmhouse decor is wildly popular right now, but good interior design comes from individuality! While everyone else is riding the farmhouse wave, why not spice up your decor with a vintage vibe that works so well with navy? Let’s dive in to the many ways you can tap into the hottest design trends and bring navy into your heart and home!

Decorating with Navy in the Kitchen

A navy kitchen can be a real show stopper! There are so many ways to use navy in your kitchen. Navy kitchen cabinets, paired with a neutral backsplash, a light counter top, white walls, and gold fixtures makes for an absolutely stunning palette. Now, let’s pause there for a quick moment and discuss gold. Gold is so hot right now, and for good reason! Paired properly, gold is a fantastic way to set your decor apart from the pack. Just look at this gorgeous kitchen!

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This great article on realtor.com: Old Is Gold: 8 Vintage Living Room Design Trends That Are Making a Big Comeback, discusses vintage elements making a strong comeback in interior design. There are so many cozy, nostalgic, and beautiful reasons to dive in and embrace this design trend. Not surprisingly, gold is on their list. Gold and navy go together gloriously, like black and white, but better! So ditch the stainless steel with your navy palette and go bold with gold, brass or copper accents.

If all navy kitchen cabinets is just too bold for you, we understand…a navy blue kitchen island paired with white cabinets is gorgeous and on trend! Don’t be afraid to mix and match! This great article on our Carpet One site: 2018 Kitchen and Bath Trends, provides some great examples of cabinetry and wall color choices for the kitchen. As always, our designers are happy to help you plan the specifics of your kitchen in person. Our design showroom offers a large selection of cabinet options!

Decorating with navy in the Living Room and Family Room

Navy blue can be easily incorporated into living spaces to achieve the always desirable mix of elegant and comfortable. Why will navy work so well in your living room or family room…because it works with so many current design trends like: marble, discussed in this Forbes article: Interior Design Trends for Fall 2018.

Marble looks gorgeous with jewel tones, such as navy, green, and purple, all of which are hot colors this year. Jewel tones are especially welcoming when they appear in the form of velvet furnishings, another hot trend this year as referenced in this Huffington Post article: Home Design Trends for 2018

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This article also references copper accents, richer color palettes, brass decor, vintage lighting, and 70s chic, all of which work fabulously with a navy palette to create an inviting vintage vibe!

Navy as a Neutral in a Nursery

This video from our Carpet One Inspiration page shows how you can use navy as a neutral to create a unique and cozy gender-neutral nursery. Notice the gold accents!

Accessories are Everything

If, after all these compelling reasons to go bold with navy, you’re feeling apprehensive to make big change, accessorize with navy and gold! Vintage gold lighting fixtures are hot right now, as are copper and brass, as mentioned above! If your walls and furniture lean towards a light neutral palette, go bold with a navy or geometric area rug like this one from The Vertical Connection Carpet One’s Online Area Rug Store:

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Our professional designers are happy to help you make an idea or an inspiration, a reality that works! If navy, gold and vintage elements appeal to you, visit our showroom for help putting it all together. We are also happy to come to you!



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