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Classic and enduring, navy blue has stood the test of time when it comes to decorating. In fact, navy can be considered a neutral, as it pairs nicely with any color and is extremely versatile. Here are some thoughtful ways to add navy to your home.

As much as I love decorating with neutral colors, especially on upholstered furniture, I also love the drama navy blue upholstery can add to a space. There is nothing quite like a navy sofa to command attention in an otherwise neutral living room. If a sofa, or even club chairs, upholstered in a dark navy feels like too much of a commitment, adding navy throw pillows to your cream sofa is an easy way to amp it up. Rugs, lamps or accessories are other tried-and-true options to work navy blue into your home.

On a larger scale, navy kitchen cabinetry is a trend I am absolutely loving. Whether you paint all the cabinets navy, or just the island or lower cabinets, you will add dimension and visual interest to your kitchen. I like to think of a navy kitchen as a modern, coastal look. I also love painting a home office or even a dining room navy. Painting all of the walls, the trim and any shelving or paneling navy looks spectacular, chic and classy. 

Designer tip: My go-to navy paint color that never disappoints is Benjamin Moore HC-154 Hale Navy.

If navy upholstery or navy paint isn’t your thing, consider adding a patterned navy wallcovering to add personality to a room. The powder bath is always the first choice for a wallcovering, but I also like to add it to a laundry room, bedroom or even the dining room. 

Whether your likes are traditional or on the more modern side, there are many ways to celebrate navy, the new neutral, in your own home.

As an Interior Designer and Owner of j. gray design & interiors, Inc., Tracy Harkness creates spaces that are chic, timeless, and comfortable. Every space should be functional and livable with attention to detail.

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