dorota_wojcik88

Too much blue. what other color is right here?

last month

Hi I was trying to create a monochromatic look in my bedroom but I feel I’ve gone wrong with too much blue. Please help and advise how I can change this. The accent wall is midnight blue and the rest of the color is light gray/blue.

Comments (38)

  • last month

    It’s a small suggestion but I think it might be big impact……… stay with a lighter blue on the pillows on the bed. The current dark ones don’t provide a highlight. Maybe explore textures in the pillows.

    You have a great space above the bed for some art, and possibly a larger piece with a brushed chrome and black frame to tie in with your light fittings. It too could bring in light tones which would look great against the dark wall color.

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  • last month

    Yes you’re both right. I kind of left the art to the last and then I couldn’t find anything I liked so I forgot about it. Instead I was struggling with the cushions and bedding 😊

  • last month

    If you like the blue paint on the wall (I do) then change your quilt/comforter for a light grey or creamy shade. I would also replace or change the covers on the dark blue cushions. A large green plant in the corner near the window would also break it up a bit. I like the blues and greys it's just a bit too much.

  • PRO
    last month

    The blue looks great, perhaps change the bed linen to a cream or white and add some colour/blues in cushions. Something like this:

  • last month

    That’s lovely 😊, lighter textured cushions and more white 👍🏻

  • last month

    I was thinking that mustard coloured velvet cushions would look terrific and tie in the brass wall lights.

  • last month

    The blue throw is absolutely gorgeous. The room is lovely but the dark navy cushions are a bit dull. Adding a different colour will lift it all without taking away from the moody blue vibe or perhaps adding a bit of pattern with cushions but still navy?

  • last month

    Thank you, yes I’ll start with the cushions as it’s the most inexpensive way to change the look 😬👍🏻

  • last month

    I found couple of cushions I had in my living room. What do you think about them? I’m always looking for more storage that’s why the end bed storage box. I do think it’s a wrong one though. Any suggestions what I could use instead? Or should I remove it altogether? Many thanks! 🙏

  • last month

    The lighter cushions do make a difference and they are actually bring in a nice variation with the sage color. In terms of the storage box, not sure it works. A longer narrow ottoman in a dark blue, like the headboard, might work better. The cream of the furry piece is not doing well, you may need to stay with a proper white like your sheets, to bring in a solid light element.

  • last month

    For me the ottoman is too small. Is it still available? Could you get a second one? And I’m also not sure that the sheepskin is right, if the top of the ottoman needs disguising I would use a folded throw and I would try to find one that is similar to the one on the bed.

  • last month

    I agree it doesn’t work. I guess I was trying to create some warmth with brass lamps and wooden shelves. But I’m not sure if the blue is right for that. Not enough gray in the paint color? I’m not sure.
    These are the color combinations and mine is the top one throughout the flat. My living room doesn’t get much light at all.

  • last month

    Perhaps I should go for the second combination. Pumice brown has a bit of pink therefore warmth

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    Would covering the headboard and ottoman in a pattern be too much eg

    They do many colourways https://tm-interiors.co.uk/linwood-helter-skelter-fabric-adriatic-lf2399c-009


  • last month

    Love the peacock feather cushions. Gives the room a lift. The sheepskin doesn’t look right as it has a Scandi feel whilst the room has a more luxe look. Love the brass elements. If the budget allows then an ottoman/footstool in a lovely navy velvet will look perfect. Don’t add more grey. Are you now saying you want to paint the walls? I wouldn’t, the navy is lovely.

  • last month

    Thank you Sonia, I was just wondering if brass is suitable for this kind of blue. It’s got green undertones. But yes that storage box and sheepskin has to go.
    My living room is next 🫣. I’ve mixed the metals I need to do something with the tv ( up on the wall in the corner?). The room is narrow, kitchen one one side and the garden door on the other side. Two windows on both sides of the fireplace. I do use the fireplace and the wall above gets quite warm so I cannot place the tv there. I would love an accent chair, green perhaps? Sage? Just bought a floor lamp but it’s too big and my partner keeps switching it off when we watch tv 😞. Who said that decorating is fun ?😧

  • last month

    I keep swapping things round 🙄

  • last month

    If tv goes up in the corner is placing a n accent chair a good idea? What color? I like green but what color green? 🥹

  • last month

    Lovely room. For an accent chair I would suggest a mustard yellow or tan leather which will add some colour to the room. If you want green, then a mossy or deep green would look good. Or how about teal? As the room is a dark neutral I think any colour would go. I particularly like the coral pink in the first picture.

  • last month

    I’ve got these cushions so perhaps the first or the green moss one would work

  • last month

    Yes definitely. If you love orange then a burnt orange chair would look so nice.

  • last month

    Yes I like the Next one 👍🏻

  • last month

    For colours in general (I may be late to the party here!) with blues and greys I’d personally go with copper or antique bronze rather than brass as I think they add a warmth that the yellow of brass doesn’t always bring. You can then bring in teals, pale pinks and burnt oranges with your blues and greys. Walnut colour wood also works really well with those, adding texture and warmth.

  • last month

    Sonia, where is the orange chair from, pic beneath the Next chair.



  • last month

    Sile I’m sorry I don’t know. It was posted on Pinterest and the poster didn’t say.

  • last month

    cjbrindle

    Thank you for your advice. Looking at the pictures I’ve posted of my living room and bathroom. Big silver mirror for example, do I paint it I’ve? , I’ve got brass lamps, marble looking table and oak side tables. How do I incorporate now copper, walnut and pink?

  • last month

    The living room looks lovely. i’m not sure a chair will fit though? Why not try a small round footstool to the left of the fire under the window? Linen would be lovely as pictured to mix up the textures. A patterned linen could work well too

    i’d add art over the sofa incorporating your colours

    Personal opinion, i think a round mirror would work better to break up all the lines with the windows etc and the frame wouldn’t line up with the windows





  • last month

    The bedroom is also beautiful. i love both of the curtains. Agree with art and exposing a little more of the white bed linen. Why not try finding cushions that incorporate your colours (including the floor). Then just a different textured oblong cushion in front?



  • last month

    Thank you minnie101

    Love the color of the footstool! I was thinking of putting tv up on the wall in the corner and then to put a chair where the tv is now. I’ve got a round mirror in the hall but it hasn’t got a frame. Do you think black or antique gold frame would be better? I can see what you mean about tying up the colors with those in the painting and cushion. If I could swap the mirrors? Or find another wall for the big mirror, which is another problem 🙁. In the unfinished spare bedroom? Which looks like a cupboard 🙄

  • last month

    I’m thinking the footstool would be better either way. Even if the tv was mounted I think it’s starting to get a little crowded and you will lose the space to move.

  • last month

    I see what you mean 👍🏻

  • PRO
    last month

    Hey! I definitely think adding some accent colours will really help give it the depth you are looking for!

  • last month

    There are some really excellent ideas, and sound advice above. I agree that a pattern incorporating the navy, a lighter blue and an accent colour would work for the bedroom cushions, but if you were wanting to keep the 'mood', what about a pair of 'jewel' toned cushions - a deep ruby, perhaps ? Something like this (below): just the chusons, not the throw ! And yes - artwork over the bed. If you can find colours that include your walls/ bedding/ accessories, then that will bring the whole thing together.


  • 27 days ago

    All lovely colors and ideas, thank you. I however must remember to keep to my original plan which was a tonal, neutral look and not using bright complementary colors but something more subtle.

  • 27 days ago

    What do you think about the silver mirror? Should I paint it over to antique brass or black?

  • 27 days ago

    Dorota, so which room are you wanting to neutralise? Do you mean you want to paint over the navy and go for a more neutral look? Not sure which mirror you mean or where you want to put it.

  • 27 days ago

    Hi Sonia, I meant that all throughout the flat the color is blue. I don’t want to change the color but I wanted to keep it tonal rather than using complementary colors like orange or red. Monochromatic look it’s what I was going for I think but not boring if you know what I mean.
    The mirror I’m talking about is the one above the fireplace. It’s got silver frame which I feel it’s wrong. Something like this here on those attached pictures?

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