Fashion has the profound power to influence and inspire our lifestyles. This is especially true of the timeless blue denim jean, which has become an immovable wardrobe staple for almost 70 years, and is now making its way into our home interiors.
The right blue for you
This colour trend is all about combining alternative textures with rich sea tones and navy blues to match your home interiors. You could opt for a Bohemian look with denim blue cushions with tie-dye patterning or bead embellishments, or bring some Scandi-inspired 'hygge' into your home with knitted throws in deep oceanic tones. With plenty of matte paints available in this shade, you could even add a whole accent wall of jean colour into your home as a soft backdrop to wooden or leather furnishings and industrial concrete materials.
The living room
Experiment with denim blues in the living room with cool accents and one-off pieces: think mismatched cushions, shag-pile rugs and unique ceramic vases. Navy hues pair well with rich purples and dark greens to create a sophisticated selection of regal colours, especially when you opt for throws and pillows in velvet or silk fabrics that add an alternative layer of texture to your matte surfaces. When summertime arrives, lighter turquoise and sky blue shades brighten up your interiors for a cool and airy feel.
As one of your more private rooms, the bedroom is a perfect place for playing with colour and injecting your personal touch into your home interiors. Full-length curtains in darker denim blues bring drama and grandeur to floor-to-ceiling windows, and they also make ideal blackout blinds for light sleepers. Pair a denim-coloured duvet cover with light pastel shades and off-white or grey walls to keep your room feeling light and spacious.
Giving your crockery, mugs and glassware a denim blue theme is a great way of adding a hint of mediterranean colour to your kitchen. Pick a spectrum of shades from aquamarine to more deep and oceanic options, and you could even swap your traditional champagne flutes for designs with hints of blue in their stems.
Cool blues always work well in a bathroom, so it’s easy to embrace the denim trend here with tiles, ornamental items and smaller touches like toothbrush holders. Larger bathrooms can even accommodate statement walls that help to break up a monochrome colour theme – try giving one of the smaller walls a coat of dark cobalt blue and keep the others a cool white.
The perfect match for your home interior
Long gone are the days when this tough blue fabric called denim blue was associated with the on-screen Hollywood cowboys of the 1930s. Today denim blue is one of the desirable colour trends to incorporate into your décor for the spring and summer seasons. When combined with the natural terracotta shades and verdant green house plants that we've already discussed in our 2017 home trends round-up, denim blues offer a cool tonal contrast with a relaxed fee