We look at how blue tones continue to play an important part in interior design, along with some tips on how to incorporate this popular palette into your home.

Last year saw a real focus on rich, dark blues within interior design. We look at how blue tones continue to play an important part in interior design, along with some tips on how to incorporate this popular palette into your home.

Blue tones work perfectly in bright, light rooms, so be careful when it comes to darker rooms where blues could potentially look dull, cold or oppressive.

For that ultimate layered look, choose contrasting tones of the same blue spectrum. A few darker blues will help draw the eye to focal points, while lighter shades will add a sense of calm.

Marine tones work perfectly in bathroom spaces where the colour connects beautifully with cleansing and water. Blue tones can help add instant calm for bedrooms, making it a popular choice for those looking to create a restful space at the end of a busy day. Children's bedrooms are a great space to use blue and work incredibly well with marine themes. In these scenarios, blue adds a playful twist.

The classic white and blue combination has long been a popular choice within interior design. Its crisp, clean appeal lends itself well to modern and contemporary home design. For those wanting a bold contrast, consider pairing blue with oranges and reds for instant heat or with greens for an earthier appeal.

Our Sagres patterned floors (above left) includes this fabulous duck egg blue patterned floor. It adds a hint of blue to this classic bathroom without overpowering. Its pattern adds an extra layer of interest into what would have been a plain room without a lear focal point. Similarly, Evora (top right) from our new Carbontex collection, makes the floor the focus. Inspired by traditional tiles, we've included a contemporary blue focused palette for that ultimate update.


Light neutrals and greys are a great flooring choice if you're pairing your floor with blue furniture or kitchen cabinets. This example shows how the mix of grey, stone-effect elements of Challenger matches the soft, dusty blues of the kitchen cabinets and carefully selected home accessories.

Want some more inspiration? Why not try out our free sample service to perfect your look before undertaking any renovations or DIY projects. We also provide a full range of advice on installing your cushion vinyl floor over on our Support page.