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Colour Crush: Four Ways to Use Navy in Your Home

Navy has been a go-to in the world of fashion and home styling for the past few years and it isn’t slowing down! Whether you’re looking to refresh your whole home or to add little splashes here and there, we’ve got you covered with some helpful tips on ways to use navy below.

Navy is the new black

They call the colour black a classic for a reason – it’s easy to match, it’s timeless and it always looks good. And so does navy! An easy way to introduce a touch of navy to your home is to use it where you might normally opt for colours like black or grey. This could be anything from a bedhead, like the Fashion Queen Custom Bedhead ($189), to a statement armchair, such as the Wing Armchair in premium Ruskin Blue fabric ($439). You heard it here first: navy is the new black.

Nautical navy

Who says navy is only for adults? Throw down an anchor in your kids’ bedroom by pairing navy with neutral textures, such as wood, to create a nautical inspired bedroom. The contrasting effect will give your room a focus without being distracting and will help create a sense of sophisticated balance. Something like the Cabin Single Bed ($249) paired with a Quinn Cushion in navy ($20) is sure to become a favourite place to sail the seven seas. Complete the look with something as simple as a lamp shade, like our Mix & Match Lamp Shade in denim – medium ($29), large ($39).

Girly glam

One of our favourite things about navy is its versatility. You can mix and match it with a huge variety of colours to give your home any personality you like – and we’re here to help show you how. For a gorgeous chic look, perfect for the modern creative or fashion-forward millennial, couple navy with another long running crush of ours: blush. This combo works no matter which colour takes the lead; just choose a mix of scatter cushions and get matching! We’re loving the dreamy partnership of the navy Ashbee Chair ($249) with a blush Pelage Cushion ($20).

Coastal cool

For a mature take on navy, add a touch of coastal cool to your home with navy, whites and taupes. This palette works best in lighter interiors – think oaks and creams – that give the contrasting colours a chance to make a splash. If you’ve already got your whites and lighter shades as a base, you can easily experiment with this quintessential colour combination by weaving in elements of navy with additions like rugs, such as the Infinity Rug ($199). And of course, a coastal home isn’t complete without a photo of the beach, like our Beach Path Wall Art ($59).