2022 is the year of experimentation and taking creative risks, but it’s also a time to celebrate tried-and-true trends. Put a modern twist on classic décor ideas with our expert tips. Navy blue is a traditional tone, but it can easily be worked into a contemporary space. From pairing navy blue with modern metallics, to choosing wall décor that highlights this chic color, there are tons of ways to add navy blue to your space. We’ve rounded up the top wall art ideas for an easy way to give your home a stylish boost. Let’s get blues-y!
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Colors to Pair with Navy Blue Wall Décor
The beauty of blue is that it can go with practically any color. Decide whether you want to use blue as your base or as a pop of color. It’s low-profile enough to work in the place of a typical neutral base, but it’s also great as an accent tone. For a sophisticated space that doesn’t look dull, navy blue is the perfect solution. It’s also a safe bet if you want to choose a piece of wall art for your space that isn’t entirely decorated. Whatever surrounding décor you choose, navy blue will work seamlessly with your accessories.
Blue and Gold Wall Décor
Navy blue and gold are a match made in heaven. These two colors radiate luxury with an understated touch. Consider hanging a piece of navy blue wall décor in the center of your space, and adding splashes of shiny gold materials to make it pop.
Navy and Gray Wall Art
Navy blue is a great way to update the recent gray trend. While gray isn’t disappearing all together in 2022, all-gray spaces are making their way out. Add navy blue for a look that’s on-trend for the new year, without sacrificing the sleek gray look. Combine these two cool colors in your space to give your room an effortlessly chic feel.
Let’s Get Technical: Blue Wall Art Sizes
As one of the top ways to add navy blue to your home, wall art can make or break your interior. Once you’ve selected a print to elevate your space, you have to make sure to order the correct size and layout. One of the biggest mistakes interior designers fall victim to is choosing a piece of art that is too small (or large) for the corresponding wall. Lucky for you, we have an entire guide to help you with just that! Here’s a sneak preview:
“If you’re choosing artwork to hang on a predominantly empty wall, your wall art should take up about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space (the portion not covered by moldings or furniture). The first step is to measure the height and width of the wall. Next, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the best range of canvas print sizes to suit your unique space.
For a print that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed, or couch, your wall art should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You would need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit nicely above the sofa.”
Create a Balanced Space with Blue Wall Art
Another important consideration when it comes to determining the best blue wall art for your space is the shape and layout. First, choose between a framed an unframed canvas. Our experts have written an article on how to decide between framed and unframed artwork. If you’re going for a super contemporary, navy blue look, an unframed canvas radiates modernism. Check out a brief list of these benefits from our aforementioned guide:
“Wondering about the additional benefits of an unframed canvas? Use these pros below to discover whether an unframed canvas is right for your interior:
Perfect for a Large, Empty Wall
Do you have a lot of space that features a clean, large, empty wall? If so, an unframed canvas artwork can be a super-easy statement piece.
Keep the Focus on the Art
While frames can sometimes distract from the artwork itself, an unframed canvas keeps the art the center of attention.
Stay Within Budget
Our canvas prints cost less when compared with the framed option, making it a more affordable choice to stick within a tight decorating budget.”
The Quintessential Blue Bathroom Wall Décor
Blue has been a staple for bathroom décor throughout the history of design. However, homeowners have tended towards more soft, minty shades. This year it’s time to put a new spin on the blue bathroom trend. Go for a deep, daring navy or royal blue shade. This will give your bathroom an updated look, while still maintaining a cool, calming feel.
Geometric Wall Décor & Other Trendy Styles
The top trending wall art for the beginning of 2022 is our “geometric canvas sets” collection. Curated by our art director, Tirzah Goodman, these multi-panel prints are dynamic and modern. If you’re looking for a way to boost your interior in the blink of an eye, geometric wall art is the way to go. Choose a print with navy blue shapes for instant depth and dimension.
Fifty Shades of Blue Décor Topics
Navy blue wall décor is a simple way to get your space ready for 2022. No matter which colors you choose to pair navy blue with, your home will immediately look more modern. For more blue décor ideas, check out this article that expands on current styles. Learn how to create the perfect cool color palette here. Visit our inspiration blog for our complete selection of expert articles.