In Honor of the Royal Baby: ROYAL BLUE!

In honor of the newest arrival into the royal family, let’s talk about the on-trend style and versatility of ROYAL BLUE.  


Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy HC-154 in lacquer finish



After all, it’s one of Pantone’s top fashion colors of the year – and there’s no doubt that dark blue is HUGE in the world of decor right now.  One of my favorite combos is royal blue and raspberry:

dark blue and raspberry

 via Pinterest



Dark inky blue looks yummy with yellow:

navy and yellow

 via Pinterest


Cobalt looks lovely with lavenders and purple:

blue and purple via Pinterest



Navy blue looks gorgeous with greens:

navy and green

 House Beautiful via Pinterest


The truth is, dark blue is the new black – it’s a versatile neutral that can stand the test of time. I mean, what color DOESN’T work with royal or navy blue?  For more color inspiration, follow my Pinterest board, I Heart Color and check out my Color Video Workshop to learn how to choose the right colors for your home.


  1. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Loved this post! That second image really caught my eye as I am in the midst of adding Greek Key trim to some drapes.

    All this week I have written Royal themed posts in honor of Prince George.

    Love your blog!

  2. Linda

    One of my favorite colors..then and now. Love all the photos!

  3. Cheryl Rutledge

    Love any shade of blue. Glad by house is in line with the latest trend, because I love my blues.

  4. Kelly

    That is my favorite combination- navy and pops of raspberry. Love your pictures- especially that first living room- gorgeous!

  5. Mary

    I purchased a royal blue couch for my first apartment after getting a ‘real adult life job’. Five years later, it is STILL my favorite aspect of our house! We’re starting the hunt for a new sofa, and I’m leaning toward another of the same hue!
    Loved the post!

    • Kristie Barnett

      I’ve specified several navy/royal blue sofas lately! It’s a great neutral without being white/off-white, which can be difficult to maintain 🙂

  6. Karena

    Kristie the living room has me swooning!
    Adore the velvet’s, the colors, the rug; stunning!

    2013 Designer Series

  7. ~Syl

    Ver inspirational!!!! I love the pop of color which is so regal and classic! Matching it with raspberry is certainly a fall trend in fashion so why not for the home!!!!!!! As always thank you Kristie for the excellent post! Blessings!!!

  8. Daina

    Where did you get the Greek key rug?


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