25 Reasons To Say Yasss To A Blue Sofa

Image via Bryant Toth Fine Art. Interior Design: Ashley Darryl. Artist: Hector Frank.

The color blue is one of my top two, or maybe three, favorite hues to use as an interior designer. In my Manhattan apartment the Living Room walls were a reflective, high-gloss, sky blue, and the Master Suite walls were a matte French Blue. In my current home in Virginia, the palette is a more relaxed, and  a broader spectrum of blues and whites. Yet while I’m completely comfortable with light to medium shades of the color, I have yet to venture into the deeper blues: such as royal blue, cobalt, navy, and indigo.

Darker shades of blue are an unexplored as-of-yet frontier for us, and as I’ve started to take an interest, I love seeing these saturations used perhaps less often on walls, and definitely more often on statement furniture pieces: like the sofa. As is visible in editorials, actors and fashion bloggers, and families of four (and more) have embraced the deeper blue sofa as a sexy intersection of masculine and feminine–that also acts as a practical neutral. Especially when tufted and upholstered in a textured fabric like a durable velvet or hard-working ultra-suede, the blue sofa –whether within a contemporary or traditional aesthetic– is that much more luxurious, cozy, and inviting.



Photo by Kara Rosenlund/Courtesy Halcyon House.

Interior Design: Toronto Interior Design Group.

Image Source: New York Times. Interior Design: Alexa Hampton of Mark Hampton.

Image Source: Dwell.

Image Source: Architectural Digest. Interior Designer Todd Alexander Romano’s apartment in NYC.
Photography:Thomas Loof.

Image via Bryant Toth Fine Art. Interior Design: Ashley Darryl. Artist: Hector Frank.

Image Source: Dust-Jacket Attic. Interior Design: Natalia Sánchez Echevarria of Spatial Code.

Image Source and Home of: Pink Peonies. Interior Design: GateHouse No. 1. Photography: Heather Telford.

Image Source: Yellow Trace. Interior Design: Carl Sprague.

Image Source: HomeDSGN. Interior Design: Peter Mikic.

Image Source: Emily Henderson. Interior Design: Orlando Soria.

Image Source: The EveryGirl. Photography: Monica Wang.

Image Source and Interior Design: Franklin Salasky and Victoria Borus of B Five Studio.

Image Source: Holmes & Addendorf. Interior Design: Natalia Sánchez Echevarria of Spatial Code.

Image Source: This is Glamorous. Interior Design: David Collins.

Image Source: My Domaine. Interior Design: Ann Lowengart.

Image Source: Song of Style.

Image Source: My Favorite And My Best.

Interior Design: Amanda Nisbet.

Image Source: Architectural Digest Russia. Interior Designer Ksenia Nikitina’s Moscow penthouse.

Image Source: Holmes & Addendorf. Interior Design: Natalia Sánchez Echevarria of Spatial Code.

Image Source and Home of: Pink Peonies. Interior Design: GateHouse No. 1. Photography: Heather Telford.

Image Source: Coroflot. Interior Design: Thom Filicia.

Image Source: Crate and Barrel.

Interior Design: James and Phoebe Howard, via House Beautiful.

Image Source: Elle Decor España. Interior Design: Sandra Behaumou.

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