DIY & DESIGN FROM BERMUDA'S OLDEST PAINT STORE

Hello NAVY!

If you’ve been following along you probably know by now that grey is my all time favorite colour for pretty much anything.  However, as of late navy is quickly moving up the list of go-to shades.  It’s rich, soothing and as comfortable as a favourite pair of jeans.

Below are some of my favourite navy spaces.  Make sure to click on the images to see more and don’t forget to pin YOUR favourites for later.

First of all, let’s dispel the myth that you can’t use dark colours in small spaces like bathrooms.  It’s a great place to experiment with deep shades!  The combination of blue and white is timeless so pair navy with crisp white subway tile, vanity or sink.  I love this bathroom from my all time favourite HGTV show Fixer Upper.

If you’re not brave enough to try navy on the walls, start small by painting the bathroom vanity.  It’s a great way update an outdated piece.  And don’t forget about the hardware!  Changing out handles and drawer pulls can make a huge difference.  While you’re at it, why not be brave and go for gold!

The kitchen is another great place to experiment with colour.  Just like that old bathroom vanity, navy kitchen cabinets are stunning with simple white walls, sink and counter.

If your small space can’t handle all-over navy, try it on just lower cabinets and keep the rest of the kitchen crisp white like this one.  Add floating shelves to open up the room and a butcher block counter for warmth.

If you’re fortunate to have one, make the kitchen island a feature by painting it a striking blue like in this room from Houzz.

Moving into the living room, few colours create a soothing atmosphere like navy.  It’s great for relaxing after a long day!  Give a masculine touch to your space by pairing a deep blue with soft buttery leathers and rich woods but add a soft element like a cozy throw or blanket for balance.

Or brighten things up with vibrant cheerful pillows and accents like these!

Or if you prefer your navy in small doses try painting the inside of bookcases or built-ins. It’s a great way to highlight your books, accessories or knick-knacks.

I don’t remember where I read it, but apparently if you want to curb your appetite you should eat off blue plates.  Well, I bet any meal in this dining room would be delicious and stylish.

After a long day, I LOVE curling up in bed.  According to the agreement I made with my husband, it’s the one room in those that I’m not allowed to paint.  It’s beige and I suspect it will stay that way forever but if I had a choice navy would certainly be a colour to consider.

As you can see from the photos above, there are many shade of navy but here are some of my favourites.  First of all, if you Google navy wall paint colours you will no doubt come across Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC-154.  It’s pretty dark though so if you don’t have a lot of natural light try a lighter version like Benjamin Moore Newburyport Blue HC-155 or Van Deusen Blue HC-156.  If you like a bit more blue in your navy take a look at Benjamin Moore Hudson Bay 1680 or Kensington Blue 840.  For a navy with a violet undertone you can’t go wrong with the appropriately named Stunning 826.

If you liked this post don’t forget to check back next week!

Can’t wait until next week?  Our Facebook page is updated daily with more amazing spaces.  Or get a sneak peak at life behind the scenes at the paint store (and more stunning rooms) on our Instagram page here.

HAPPY PAINTING!

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