It isn't that I don't like blue,
but it isn't a "go to" color for me.
This past week,though, I was at Target and I was amazed at how much navy I saw
and I LIKED it.
I was especially drawn to a navy glass table lamp.
You know one of those pick your lamp and pick your shade numbers.
There was an entire collection of prints, vases, and pillows in what has become for me a suddenly intriguing shade.
I decided right then that this livelier more brilliant navy would be the beColorful color of the week.
So how do you feel about navy walls?
Better Homes and Gardens
It seems to work when they are paired with enough white
and I do like the classic look and the drama that these two colors create.
Is it me, or is this a color that has been kind of neglected lately?
Regardless, it is exciting to see it reemerge or maybe be a bit more in the forefront.
There are a myriad of ways to bring this shade into your home.
I thought this rug from American Home Rug Company was especially fresh and chic.
I found this lamp at Crate and Barrel-
another major retailer giving the nod to a brilliant navy.
This next thing, though was a new one for me.
I never thought about putting vinyl decals on the toity but really? Why not?
I like that unexpected element in a room.
This one is from Heckfire and is available on Etsy.
These navy cabinets and cupboards are rather novel and compelling.
Again, I would want a lot of white and abundant light to keep this from looking dark and somber.
Actually, after looking at it a bit, I think I would like it better if the top cupboards were white.
A navy tufted headboard from Retrolux could be pretty saucy.
It's just so very Mad Men.
Instead of the navy walls and light furniture maybe consider doing the reverse.
I love this sofa against the white walls and taupe and white window treatments.
The glass top coffee table also lightens the look.
When I saw this nautical looking bedding a while ago on Bedding Envy I thought it was fabulous and so classically inspired.
Again, I like the navy combined with neutrals here.
Then there is this navy and white zebra rug from Jonathan Adler that is just so damn swoon worthy.
I like how he paired the bright navy with wasabi green.
Then again, I've always been a fan of navy and yellow.
Especially if that yellow is a vibrant stripe.
Navy and pink is a bit less common but what a galvanized look it makes in this nursery by Design Dazzle.
The pictures look a bit black here but trust me, it's navy. :)
A more modern twist on navy and red is the navy and orange combo.
Kind of fun.
Navy and gray is also an option, but not for me.
It may be pretty but for a color evangelist like myself, no, this look won't be showing up at Linden House.
I would prefer the more lively mix of navy and a rich coral,
I covet that rug.
Do you currently have navy in your home?
Send in your pictures.
I love seeing other people's homes.
Maybe next week's Motivated Monday should be all about color.
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