The Colour Corner: Cobalt Blue

2017 is the year of personality when it comes to home décor trends, and what colour has more personality than cobalt blue? It’s bold, it’s energizing, and when used strategically, can up your interior décor game ten-fold. It’s a colour that oozes confidence, and there are so many ways to incorporate it into your home.

The gorgeous shade sits between indigo and royal blue, and it’s versatile enough to work in a variety of spaces, whether your décor style is sophisticated, edgy or contemporary. Use it for a tiny pop of colour on a bookshelf, or use it on a more grandiose scale to create a stylized impact.

Ready to jump in? Here are 5 ways to deck out your house with cobalt blue.

1. An Accent Door

Accent doors are totally in, especially if the rest of your home exterior is light or neutral. Invest in a First Impressions custom door from Gentek to get the perfect fit and colour for your accent door. Using cobalt blue for a pop of colour will instantly catch anyone’s eye who walks by, and make you happy every time you walk up to your home.

2. Exterior Siding

Exterior siding in cobalt blue will completely transform your home. Before taking this bold step, make sure the colour will fit in with your landscape and neighbourhood, but once it’s a go, get ready to fall in love with your house even more. There’s no doubt this energizing shade will make your house pop. Take a look at Gentek’s world of colour to choose to perfect shade of blue for your home!

3. Kitchen Backsplash

Your kitchen should be the heart of your home, and a cobalt blue backsplash is a great way to make a statement. Since the colour is already quite bold, stick to a subtle tile like subway tile, and cabinets in white or light grey. It will give your kitchen a trendy touch, and every time anyone steps into your kitchen, they’re sure to be blown away.

4. A Couch

A cobalt blue couch will create a gorgeous pop in your living space. Use it in a room with neutral colours and wood furnishings for the perfect contrast that’s both chic and edgy. If you have a cobalt blue couch, you’ll want to make sure the rest of the furnishings, from the throw pillows, to wall art, to the ottoman, don’t clash. Stick to more neutral palettes and pull the blue in through other items, like a rug.

5. Home Office Accessories

Accessorizing your home office with cobalt blue items will completely refresh your space. From a lamp, to a desk chair, a cabinet, or desk organizer, any of these accessories will pop in cobalt blue. Use the accents to create sophistication and style in a room where you need inspiration.

Cobalt blue is one of the hottest shades of the season. Use the bold, energizing shade throughout your home for a stylish impact no one can get enough of!