Hello! Yes it’s me, I am still alive. We have been knuckling down and catching up with everything over at the Future Kept, after our first December as shop keepers! Today I made time to take a little break and research some dark blue interior inspiration for a little hallway revamp. You can find all the links to the beautiful rooms and their creators here at the bottom of the post.After the success of the dark charcoal living room wall, I am going to be fearless with colour this year and dive right in with a dusky moody blue for our hallway. Maybe that should be my word for the year? Yes, Fearless. I love all shades of navy and the way gold sits against it, so some of our vintage frames will be getting a subtle gilding before they go back up on the walls.I know it will darken the hallway, but I think it will be fun to have a dramatic colour on the walls when we walk in. With candles lit in all seasons here, the gold will shimmer and the space will hopefully feel warm and cosy.We have lots of prints, old postcards and other artwork to hang up so that will break up the colour nicely and add interest, and hopefully the cats will have less success in making it grubby. They do love to make their mark with a muddy paw print here and there on all our white walls!Below I have gathered together some of my favourite dark blue hues. If you aren’t ready to take the leap into moody interiors just yet, maybe a navy shoe, and inky throw or a cobalt lantern need to find their way into your life?
From top left – Farrow and Ball – Drawing Room Blue, Tapestry Knit Cushion – Toast, Margate Tea Towel – Mini Moderns, Hicks Blue Absolute Matt Emulsion Little Greene, Basalt Absolute Matt Emulsion – Little Greene, Mooreland Wall Art Charmed Deer – Anthropologie, Stanley Vacuum Flask – Toast, Liberty Iris Rich Flat Matt – Colour and Paint, Nota Bene Cedar Embers Scented Candle – The Future Kept, Hotel Image Navy Leather Shoes – Clarks, British Made 100% Wool Throw – The Future Kept, Storm Lantern Cobalt – Sparrow & Co – Thai Sapphire Absolute Matt Emulsion – Little Greene.
I just love this bright yellow against the blue above, and the colourful print finishes off the space perfectly! I will be back later with some January colour trends from Instagram, and later in the month with some pictures of my own hallway before and after it is decorated!
Image credits from top – Hans Blomquist, A beautiful Mess, Farrow and Ball, Dust Jacket Interiors, Photography by Jordana Sheara via The Effortless Chic, Sainsbury’s via Mad about The house. Bottom – Left – Apartment Therapy. Right – Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball via Apartment Therapy.
You can also find all these images on my pinterest boards here!
Sarah Akwisombe says
Ahh I do just love this type of blue! I have a teal-y shade in our bedroom. I’m also doing a hallway revamp and debating between olive and aubergine.. So stuck!
Aubergine sounds amazing! Have you seen Farrow and Ball Pelt? http://www.farrow-ball.com/pelt/colours/farrow-ball/fcp-product/100254
Chichi Furniture says
I say go for it, I need to be braver with colour. I think it could create a really cosy, atmospheric space and matched with golds would look really stylish and warm :O)
I agree! A dark moody hallway can also make the rooms off it really bright by comparison, so I’ve read. That seems like a good ‘trick’ to me. I’ve always gone for the bright hallway thing and it’s been a bit forgettable to be honest, a bit bland. A dramatic entrance is the way to go I think. Please show us when it’s done?