How To Balance A Grey and Dark Blue Interior

Dark blue shades present a fabulously sophisticated accompaniment for a trendy grey colour scheme, be it in the living room, bedroom, or even the kids’ rooms. With that said, these two deep shades together can tip the scale from suave and soothing to oppressively sobering without the right balance to keep the aesthetic in check. The following two chic, modern home interiors, located in Moscow, hit this powerful colour combo just right. One home design instills pauses of playful texture to bring energy to the setting, along with atmospheric lighting schemes. Meanwhile, the other reigns back the blue hue into inky blue-grey elements, within surrounds of light wood tone, classic panel moulded walls and lustrous brass accents.


Visualizer: BODES Studio  

The subject of our first interior colour study is a design that employs ribbed geometric panels to cut grey pauses between dark blue strips. The change in texture effectively lightens and energises the shadowy aesthetic. A round rug offsets the sharp geometrics and melds dark blue accents with lighter shades of grey.

Ink blue scatter cushions are an effortless way to break up a grey expanse of sofa. A blue accent chair boldly complements the theme.

At the other side of the sofa, a geometric plant stand ties in with the ribbed panel wall. Simple plain black planters round out the indoor cactus garden.

A striking blue bookcase makes sleek inspiration for a deeply colour saturated decor scheme such as this. LED strips are installed to lighten the look, whilst decorative items naturally break up the large expanse. A series of walnut cabinet fronts elegantly disrupt the colour continuity and simplify the abundance of eye-catching items.

Backlit display nooks install areas of interest in the TV wall too, where they extrude from sleek walnut wall panelling.

A freeform wall light waves fluidly down one blue feature panel. An ink blue throw casually accents the chaise sofa, whilst a grey throw inverts the accent against the blue lounge chair to create a cosy balance.

Directional spotlights illuminate the large tv wall unit.

Moving into the kitchen diner, ink blue elements are swapped out for moments of teal, in the shape of a small sofa and a painted wall accent.

A linear modern wall sconce highlights the teal and wood slatted wall feature.

The trio of dining pendant lights combine black, white and grey finishes.

A black, white and grey kitchen draws an L-shape around the small dining spot.

Plush grey upholstered dining chairs furnish the other side of the small kitchen table.

The bathroom is a sanctuary away from the strong, evocative colour palette.

Warm beige and cool grey tiles balance each other out in the compact space.

Recessed shelves glow inside the shower wall.


Designer: Bellas Artes  

In this 79 square metre apartment, the blue hue is subdued into moody blue-grey elements. White walls, ceilings and white scatter cushions on the small sectional sofa lightly balance the palette. Panel moulding fashions an classically elegant approach.

The slate grey fabric sofa cooly cuts between an ink art poster and a matching blue-grey area rug.

A round coffee table adds a touch of lustrous brass into the mix, which warmly vibes with a wall of oak wood tone behind the couch.

The oak feature wall is used to effectively zone the sitting area within the living room dining room combo, whilst inky blue-grey cabinets serve as a much darker backdrop for the eating spot.

A modern TV stand draws the wood accent to the window wall, where a white marble backdrop builds luxe.

A chic linear suspension light and a stylish table add brass accents to the dining area.

Modern black dining chairs darkly frame the brass ensemble. Deep blue-grey kitchen units are trimmed with light-catching brass cabinet hardware.

A modern fruit bowl keeps the table centrepiece simple.

Mature indoor plants create soft silhouettes and shadows across the formal interior.

The wall of deep blue-grey kitchen units are offset by a run of pale grey base units and oak upper cabinets. Here, white marble panels become an easy-clean backsplash for the hob, prep and sink areas.

The covered balcony is transformed into a compact yet comfortable home office area, with a built-in desk and a tasteful computer chair.

More ink art swirls onto a white hallway wall, which balances out a solid charcoal grey entryway.

Inside the master, a matching bedroom pendant light and bedside table lamp shine on a deep blue-grey and smoke decor scheme. See more inspiration for bedroom pendant lights.

Heavy curtains subdue natural light from the large window.

A minimalist workspace slots neatly between the window sill and the wardrobes.

Inside the bathroom, dark grey towels accessorise a modern double sink bathroom vanity.

Oak wall panels conceal the toilet cistern. A flush-plate and bidet handset add the brass accent thread.

The dark blue-grey theme makes an effective colour palette inside of a kids’ room too, particularly when teamed with space themed decor. Here, bespoke kids’ beds are illuminated under eclipse wall lamps, and surrounded by valuable storage cabinets.

A space themed rug fills the floor.

Comfy ottomans hang out by the TV.

A custom-made double workspace stands ready for homework. Stylish desk chairs and brass drawer handles create a high-end look.

White marble tiles and brass fixtures lighten the grey shower room.

A small vanity area is illuminated by under-cabinet lighting.

An ink blue pouf accents the grey panel moulded hallway.

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