September 19, 2011

Trend Spotting: Navy

Hello dolls!  I have a special treat for you today...Susi, from Design Shuffle is guest posting!

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Hi, all, I’m Susi, a writer for Design Shuffle, a fabulous community where interior designers, home enthusiasts, and other design professionals showcase their design projects, share inspirations, and network. I'm happy to be visiting Swirls of Happy to talk about trend spotting and related interior design ideas. One trend I've been seeing on blogs and in shelter magazines is the new love affair with navy in interiors. From cobalt to indigo, near black to true navy, dark blue is showing up in upholstery, on walls, in accessories and lighting. Why navy now? See the first picture for my theory. Enjoy!
Kate MiddletonPiniterest via
Perhaps the current navy trend can be traced back to the new Duchess of Cambridge. Her chic, feminine style embraces classic colors like navy in a modern way.
Navy Living RoomPrincess Anne County via
Love the high gloss enamel finish of the navy walls that reflects light. Navy blue matte velvet offers a nice contrast to the wall. Gorgeous.
Nautical Living Room Lindsay Christensen Design via
Navy, white and gold are a classic color combination with a nautical inspiration; think of Navy dress uniforms with shiny brass buttons. Love the navy sofa with a white lattice pattern against the modern painting and rug.
Navy Cabinets DesignPrincess Anne County via
Glossy navy cabinets are gorgeous! Love navy in kitchen designs, but navy cabinets are new to me. What do you think? Do you love them?
Navy BedroomSinging in the Rain via
This navy wall behind the bed offers a dramatic backdrop for the charming animal portraits. A navy accent wall or an entire room painted navy looks crisp when paired with white accents and moldings.
Navy Leather DesignPininterest via
Navy paired with brown and burnished gold makes me think of navy blazers and leather riding boots. The textured navy walls are beautiful against the shine of the gold and the suppleness of the leather.
Navy and Green Living RoomHouse and Home via
Navy and Kelly green is another favorite pairing. This preppy combination can work in both traditional and more modern rooms.
Navy and White DesignInterior Design Trends and Ideas via
Inspired by blue and white porcelain, the classic navy blue and white interior is just as timeless. Geometric patterns, florals and stripes all look crisp in navy and white interior designs.

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Kristen said...


Thank you for allowing us to guest post on your wonderful blog!

Mrs. T said...

I've always loved Navy! Maybe because it suits my skin tone well? Idk... but I really like navy and red together, and navy and yellow... so lovely!

Courtney Erin said...

Navy is one of my favorites!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Natalie said...

I haven't figured out the whole navy thing yet...i tend to be a black girl. But this inspires me to try it again.

thanks for the inspiration.

Konstantina said...

Hello Brittany,

Found your through Pinterest and I loved it. Thank you for sharing all those pretty inspirations.