Monday, 25 May 2015

Home Trend: Midnight Blue Accent Colours

Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue by aglassofice

It seems one million times easier to incorporate trends into the wardrobe than the home, which isn't really surprising considering the size difference (unless of course you're Carrie Bradshaw or Mariah Carey and have a wardrobe the size of a small castle).  Having said that, there are home design trends that don't require enormous effort and for 2015, the perfect example of this is the explosion of blue accent colours.  Personally, I tend to gravitate towards cream, beige and gold tones, however I'm certainly not opposed to throwing around a navy blue cushion or two in appreciation of the trend!


Eugene Small Pendant in Antique Brass - In my opinion, brass fittings are the perfect way of adding warmth to an otherwise 'cool' path laid out by the blue accent colours

Debora Stewart Essentia Acrylic Painting - This is such a fun and playful way of experimenting with the trend without immersing yourself in the colour.  I'm actually looking for an identical piece to this in cream and gold for my bedroom - perhaps I'm finally close to finding my 'dream piece'!  

L'Objet Lapis Large Vase - Crafted from cobalt blue Limoges porcelain with 24k gold accents, this beautiful vase is probably my favourite feature from this set

Patent Leather Cobalt Book - With regard to the home design trend, a set of five cobalt blue patent books is as hard-hitting as it comes - ten points for filling the brief!   

Montegrappa Fortuna Blue and Rose Gold Ballpoint Pen - If you're anything like me, this pen will be giving you heart palpitations right now.  The design is elegant, the combination of blue and rose gold is on trend and best of all, it's very reasonably priced

Pottery Barn 'Be You' Framed Print - The award for 'loudest statement and lowest cost' goes to this inkjet printed poster (12.25'' wide x 18.25'' high x 1.25'' thick)

 Smythson ''Blah Blah Blah...'' Panama Notebook - As most bloggers will agree, Smythson's grained lambskin notebooks are pretty much the pinnacle of 'attractive' stationery, however I would say this cobalt blue version takes home first place (joint with 'Make It Happen')

Dot & Bo Turquoise Glazed Vases - These certainly aren't the electric, striking midnight blue that is getting all of the attention right now, however similar to the Eugene antique brass pedants, they offer light relief in a sea of blue..

Crate & Barrel Matte Indigo Pillar Candle (3'' x 6'') - Say hello to the prettiest colour and even prettier price - I'll take ten!

Fearne Cotton Melrose 3-seater Sofa - It's not midnight blue, deep navy or even indigo blue, but it's trying really, really hard and so it gets seven points from me just for effort!

Dot & Bo Laken Nesting Tables (Set of 2) - Unsurprisingly, another striking feature from Dot & Bo in this set.  With metal bases offering two different shades of blue and contrasting wooden legs, these nesting tables are a fantastic way of bringing the on-trend accent colour into the home



With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Hello lovely, great post, love your sense of interior decorations, this color is beautiful. Have a great week. xx
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    1. Thanks very much Arely, it can be so much fun putting together a set!

      Gabrielle x

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  2. So gorgeous. Love midnight blue tones in decor. xx
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    1. You and me both, they can look so luxurious!

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  3. amazing post my dear, this shade of blue is gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks very much - it really is, it's almost calming!

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  4. Amazing post again <3
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  5. lovely! i want something like this in my home :)

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    1. That makes two of us Jamie!

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  7. Gorgeous picks, Gabrielle! I'm absolutely in love with the sofa and the nesting tables! What a beautiful colour! xx

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    1. Thanks María, the sofa is by Very and I agree, it's a striking piece!

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  8. Lovely post dear! Hope you have a great day.

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  9. Love this selection :) The sofa is more than cool!

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  10. Very pretty! Great post! :)
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  11. That blue couch is so beautiful!

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    1. The colour is so unusual - I agree!!

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  12. I really like your home inspiration by blue accent, especially that acrylic painting and "Be you" framed print, I think that they would look amazing in every stylish home :)

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    1. The acrylic painting is so interesting and beautiful (I'd love it in gold for my wall!) and thanks for sharing your thoughts on this post! :)

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  13. Ok wow, that blue couch is such a statement piece. That would be so incredible in an otherwise all white room, with some light grey accents. Adore!!!

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    1. I'm so glad you love it too - it's so striking! Your styling suggestion is fabulous, I can imagine that looking amazing :)

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  14. Ahhhhh! I love everything that you've featured - blue is a great colour but I wouldn't have my sofa that colour but would definitely use accessories around the house!!

    Coming back to the blue sofa, it would look great in an all white room - maybe a holiday home….hahaha!

    Gorgeous pieces though! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. I'm with you there, although I find this sofa ridiculously beautiful, I would always opt for browns and creams for large pieces of furniture. Accent colours though.. yes! Blue! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  15. That large vase is so pretty and I could actually picture it looking pretty in our home, great choices here, Gabrielle!

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    1. I'm pleased to hear someone else loves the vase, it's my favourite piece from this set. Thanks Shireen!

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  16. I am all about that sofa. Jeez. It's so stunning. I love bold & bright blue. Looks comfortable as well. :]

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    1. Completely agree with that! You're right, it does look comfortable.. and there's no point in a stylish sofa that isn't comfy! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  17. Hi!! I love a great inspiring mood board! I actually love this color in small amounts and details like a beautiful deep blue candle or abstract painting! And if you pair it with a warm copper or gold it turns into the most elegant combo I believe! ;)

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    1. You and me both! They can be so much fun to create as well :) That sounds beautiful, I'm all for abstract paintings and warm copper/gold can add real glamour to a minimalistic space!

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  18. Love the blue sofa! Great idea

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  19. Great picks, Love blue accents.

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    1. Thanks Rachel, have a lovely weekend

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  20. my favourite colour right now :)

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    1. How interesting! Navy blue is definitely in my top three!

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  22. True! I wish I could incorporate more interior design trends into my house! These proposals sound amazing and I will definitely consider them for my next makeover ;)
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    1. I know the feeling, although I have a feeling my future home will be purely cream and gold haha. That's great to hear Deb, happy decorating! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  23. I agree blue is a great accent color especially a navy throw to liven up the room! Also I love the combo of teal and midnight blue, something so mysterious and alluring about that color combo! :) xo~ Lena
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    1. You've got me there Lena, I adore throws (especially in soft textures)! That's a great way of describing the colour combination by the way! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  24. Love your choices! This shade of blue is just so beautiful and elegant, it would make any room look amazing :) xx

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    1. Thanks Naeun, there certainly are some elegant pairings for the colour available!

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  25. I'm also a huge fan of cream, gold, and beige when it comes to interior design. I totally love the idea of throwing an accent colour in there, whether it be yellow, blue, or green. Light colours have been a huge trend, although I never use to gravitate towards them, but now I really love them much more as they really brighten up a space - it's so much more fresh!! My boyfriend and I are just renovating our place and I'm still trying to decide on an accent colour to incorporate into our living room and I really love the idea of adding blue! These Eugene Small Pendant, Antique brass lights are so cool!! Thanks so much for the decor inspiration xoxo

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    1. It's great to know someone else is the same way, creams paired with golds can be so soothing! That's a great point, accent colours are a fantastic way of brightening up a space in tune with a new season :)

      Gabrielle x

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  26. oOo the midnight blue tones from your selection is beautiful! I would love that sofa you picked out! Btw, you asked what tool I used in my last post where I had photos and links to my favorite sale items and it's RewardStyle's Shop the Post tool. Hope that helps!

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    1. Thanks very much, the 3-seater sofa by Very really is very beautiful! Oh thank you Tina, it looks as though you need to apply to use the tool, I'll be sure to look into it! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  28. wow i love it

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  29. mm I don't like this shade of blue... I prefer pastel blue :) but love this post! x

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    1. I suppose it's a case of different strokes for different folks! Have a great weekend!

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  30. Those nesting tables look great! I am so into homeware and interior design lately, it really is bad. I cannot afford to actually buy stuff :p

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    1. Ooh, glad you noticed the nesting tables, I love their different-coloured metal tops!

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  31. So nice! I really would never have thought of buyng blue furniture but I love the sofa! The lamps are also gorgeous :) I shall have to one day aim for a castle sized wardrobe though, that would be fab haha

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    1. The pendant lamps are so gorgeous, I agree, I can imagine then looking incredible over a floating kitchen unit!

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  32. Blue is such a great accent colour! I absolutley adore the couch...very chic.

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  33. Its not my favorite color but I love your choices!!

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  34. Oh, I love all of this blue!
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  35. Beautiful collage, Gabrielle. Love what you did. Very chic but still a cozy/comfy feel to it.
    xox
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  36. LOVE this- such a rich color!

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    1. Speaking of which, shoes in this colour are always beautiful too!

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  37. Oh this is lovely. I have always been drawn to deep blues.. XO -Alexandra

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    1. I'm the same way, particularly during the warmer months! :)

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  38. I love the sofa and pillows they would go perfectly with my chalk board table. I tend to buy neutrals and I don't know why since I love color.

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    1. Your chalkboard table sounds so interesting and I'm the same Deedee, I'm powerless against neutral interiors haha!

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  39. I love pops of blue in home decor! Such gorgeous pieces you chose! I love this color mixed with some gold accents.

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    1. I'm so glad you like this design set, Denise! This colour mixed with gold/brass/copper really can be a killer combo!

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  40. I don't have a home to decorate, but this post would be really wonderful if I did. I always think about changing styles - how much money it costs to change your wardrobe (a lot) compared with how much money it costs to change the style of your home (even more). I'm sure useful DIYs would come in handy there. :)
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    1. You're right by pointing out the handy DIYs out there that can help achieve home design looks without breaking the bank!

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  41. Great post! That sofa is so fancy. Have a great day! xx

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    1. Haha it most certainly is.. thanks Kenny and you too!

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  42. This color is so beautiful. I am in LOVE with that couch!!

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    1. You and me both, I love the cushions on the sofa as well!

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  43. I love the idea of incorporating such a dark color palette into the home. I don't typically see blues in home and it would be such a mix-up!
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    1. That's a good point, you'd definitely need to work the trend in a bright room that gets plenty of daylight though, that's for sure! :)

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  44. Beautiful picks - blue is such a great accent to so many different colors.

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    1. Thank you! You're so right, blue can work well with so many colours and it doesn't only work for the 'beach house' look!

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  45. So nice!!!
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  46. I just realized that we don't have any blue in our home decor at all. I wouldn't mind some pops via the vases you've picked. They're so vibrant!

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    1. Mm, it's only when a trend comes up that we realise what isn't around us haha! So glad you love the vase too, it's such a gem! :)

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  47. That teal blue sofa is gorgeous and I love the copper lamps too - very nicely put together

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    1. The pendant lamps immediately stole my attention when first seeing them, I just had to include them!

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  48. Lovely Post! My sister has blue accents in her room and they come together really nicely.

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  49. amazing blue sofa'
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  50. That couch is gorgeous! I love the hanging lamps. I would totally use Edison bulbs with those! Great picks!

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  51. I am such a blue lover. And I absolutely love that blue sofa. And I am also loving that blue print. Beautiful post girl, as always.

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    1. The blue print sends out such a positive message in such a simple way, so glad you love that too!

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  52. That blue is absolutely gorgeous! I love that couch. My aunt had a headboard a little lighter than that blue and it was gorgeous. Very movie star!
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    1. A blue headboard is a great idea, particularly if the bedding featured flecks/pattern of gold!

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  53. I totally agree-- it's so much easier to incorporate trends in clothing. I love having plain white furniture all over the house, but I love adding little subtle hints of color throughout. I'm gonna have to try this blue and gold trend.

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    1. Your interior design style sounds beautifully fresh - I tend to lean towards cream/beige for furnishings, so we're quite similar in that respect :)

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  54. We love navy! It's a great alternatuive to black

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  56. Midnight blue is a really lovely color to have around the house, there is an understated elegance to it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. So glad you think so too, it's such a deep and sophisticated colour - especially when paired with metallic fittings!

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  57. This is a nice home decor.
    Blue leaves a relaxing feeling
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  58. Love thess blue inspirations <3
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  59. I love blue color! My favourite! *,*

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  60. Love deep, dark blues. Especially love that notebook! x

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  61. I gravitate towards cream and beige too! But wow, that shade is so pretty!

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  62. i find blue accents very soothing and comforting :) love the notebook :)

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    1. You and me both! I love this Smythson notebook as well (along with the 'Make It Happen' version)!

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  63. I love blue hues, and this is just gorgeous! I'd love to get a Smythson notebook, they are just too pretty to not have!

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    1. That's so true, they'd make perfect celebration/congratulations gifts, in my opinion!

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  64. Love the shade of bue too! So calming......

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  65. I love this shade of blue and i didn't realized it'll look good in furniture too. Thanks for this :)

    Have a great day!

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  66. I really like midnight blue, and I would have to have that sofa in my house!

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  67. I agree with you there are so many different trends that doesn't take much effort to incorporate in home interiors. I fancy blues and golden accents, so I love the inspiration here. Have a lovely week. <3 /Madison
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  68. this is def a trend, I love it

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  69. Love that colour!

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  71. I am also a huge fan of the midnight blue accent color! Always a good choice. I am currently traveling in Thailand, and was slightly scammed today during a tour today. I say slightly, because they took us to all of our promised locations but then randomly finished the tour at a gem stone factory. It felt like we were being pushed a time share program or something but anyways, my point is, the gem stone factory had several stunning sapphires! Just reminded me of this post :)

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      Gabrielle x

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  72. I'm totally loving brass/ chrome accents at the moment! This Midnight Blue trend sounds enticing, might have to give this a go!

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