Color plays a pivotal role in shaping the ambiance and mood of a space. One color that has stood the test of time and consistently finds its way into homes across the globe are the tranquil and versatile shades of blue.
Beyond the science of color, personal preferences play a significant role in the popularity of blue in interior design. Many individuals find comfort in the familiarity of blue hues, which are often associated with stability and reliability. The wide range of shades, from soft baby blues to deep navy, allows for versatility in design, catering to diverse tastes and preferences.
Color of the Year 2024
Each year, major paint companies announce their “Color of the Year,” a shade that reflects current trends, cultural influences, and design preferences. The recurrent selection of blue underscores its timeless and adaptable nature.
And in 2024 blue has received the nod from Benjamin Moore for Blue Nova 825, Sherwin Williams for Upward SW 6239, Valspar for Renew Blue, Krylon for Bluebird, Dunn Edwards for Skipping Stones, C2 for Thermal, and Minwax for Bay Blue.
Whether it’s deep indigo or a refreshing sky blue, the Color of the Year designation often propels blue into the forefront of design consciousness, inspiring homeowners and designers alike to incorporate this hue into their interiors.
See how 2024’s most popular color is finding its way into tile design in nearly every room at home – both inside and out.
Award-winning Tubage™ glazed porcelain tile is the perfect way to display devotion to deep Navy blue. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s latest design trends for kitchens, blue remains among the 5 “top-of-mind” colors for one of our favorite rooms at home.
Whether a backsplash utilizes stylish subway tiles or easy-to-install mosaics, blues make for a rich statement wall. Raku™ glazed ceramic (shown left) in glossy blue features moderate variation from tile to tile, giving it a true artisanal look. While Omni™ glazed porcelain (shown right) features a popular hexagonal shape and deep Navy blue.
Catch™ in Color glazed ceramic comes in a family of nine brilliant colors, including vibrant Teal, a hue representing the best of two of today’s most popular colors, blue and green.
Both timeless and sophisticated, marble floors remain a mainstay of luxe interior design. Parkview™ glazed porcelain offers traditional marble looks with an unconventional colorway featuring deep, rich cobalt blue, available in large format tile.
Chevron patterns in tile design are classics. As an accent wall, this iconic zig-zag pattern encourages color choices and mixing complementary shades in the best ways, as seen here with Perenne™ glazed color body porcelain.
Take a calming breath – that’s the goal for many when thinking about bathroom design, the room many often view as their spa escape at home. Inhale™ glazed porcelain (shown left) & Exhale™ glazed porcelain (shown right) feature various size and shade options. Both frame the vanity in eye-catching ways.
Everyone knows that blues are often associated with tranquility. Why not incorporate into floor design in bedrooms? Both unexpected and right at home, Passion™ glazed porcelain features 9 inch x 9 inch tiles in a saturated Azul tone.
Waterlace™ glass mosaic is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations. It’s particularly beautiful for pools, with colorway options reminiscent of an abstract watercolor featuring swirls of blue.
Check out more blue inspirations from Emser Tile.