John Lewis Scandi Living RoomScandinavian Living Room, London
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Soften with greyIt’s not all about bold contrasts when it comes to navy blue – the dark shade looks just as good in a neutral scheme.Here, a mid-grey sofa and plenty of wooden finishes have been teamed with a deep blue wall. The effect is calm, grounding and wonderfully relaxing.To recreate a scheme like this, go for pale woods and add some lighter blues to give a soft, layered look.
Go au naturelWith a view as leafy as this, it would be hard to resist adding in lots of bare wood accents to this airy living room. A pale wood like the oak that features all over this room perfectly complements the dark walls and fairly dark sofa, adding a pleasing lightness to the combination. Talking of which, part of the reason the navy walls and grey sofa don’t visually cancel each other out is that each has a distinct texture. Try this yourself if you’re pairing colours that could otherwise risk running into each other – here it’s wood panelling and a flecked fabric, but you could pair wool with stone or a matt, one-colour patterned wallpaper with glossy, foil-wrapped furniture.Read customer reviews of interior designers in your area in the Houzz Professionals Directory.