Blue notes

Living Etc - - DESIGN / PROJECT -

Inky denim and blue-grey shades are a big trend for bed­rooms right now. In­dulge and you might find your­self sleep­ing bet­ter. Blue is sci­en­tif­i­cally proven to be calm­ing – cer­tain cells in your eyes are es­pe­cially sen­si­tive to this colour and re­lay mes­sages to the brain that re­duce blood pres­sure and heart rate. Soft blue-grey shades are among the most sooth­ing on the spec­trum and com­ple­ment a range of colours. ‘I love com­fort­ing blues with an­tique brass or moss green ac­cents for a so­phis­ti­cated yet homely feel,’ says Nicky Line of Feather & Black. com­bin­ing blue with white or grey gives a lighter vibe, but an all-blue room can be equally won­der­ful, im­mers­ing the senses.

‘Don’t be ner­vous about us­ing darker shades – com­bined with soft light­ing, they cre­ate an en­velop­ing at­mos­phere that’s perfect for a good night’s sleep’ Suzy hood­less, in­te­rior de­signer

Project de­tails

Lay­ers of strik­ing fab­ric en­sure the blue-grey shades in this room feel cos­set­ing. the cur­tain is made from cot­ton-mix Sumba LW 212 46, £330.60 per m, by eli­tis at Ab­bott + Boyd. the walls are cov­ered in Unito oltremare 5200 wall­pa­per, £72.75 per roll, by Brian Yates. the throw is made of Mis­tral linen in Night, £185 per m, by de Le cuona. For a sim­i­lar ikat rug, try the rug com­pany.

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