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09/09/2014 11:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Ways to Decorate With Blue

Ten more reasons to fall hard for this go-to classic.

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photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

Forget about pastels. Welcome a strong navy wall that's a sophisticated update to traditional baby blue.

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photography by SIMON UPTON

Rich blue walls paired with fashion illustrations nail a sweet spot between masculine and feminine styles.

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photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

Modern turquoise accents add zing to an antiques-inspired room.

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photography by PAUL COSTELLO

When contrasted with pops of bright color, rich navy walls transform a bedroom into a stylish hideaway.

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photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

Many of us jump for the all-white subway tiles in the bathroom. What about adding some color? A blue-and-white color scheme is timeless and fresh.

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photography by DEAN KAUFMAN

A royal blue rug gives depth to classic khaki, brown, and white. Take it one step further and add a small dose of deep red into the mix for a foolproof, understated color palette.

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photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER

Don't be afraid to mix different tones in the same color family. Combining several variations of your favorite hue is a modern (and easy) way to decorate.

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photography by PAUL COSTELLO

A cotton candy-blue door welcomes happy energy to an entryway.

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photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

Blue doesn't have to be loud. A hue like this one with gray undertones is a soothing, sophisticated choice for an office or bedroom.

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photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

If you can't get enough of a certain shade of blue, why not repeat it on every surface? Just make sure to vary the textures of the matching pieces so the look reads rich, not flat.

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