With its deep tones and classic good looks, this most iconic of colours can be updated in myriad cool ways
Layer dark textiles with weathered textures and let the shade wash over you in waves.
Pair printed and moiré velvets for a sumptuous look. Embossed details add a tactile edge.
Lift an all-navy scheme with metallic highlights. Copper and blue make a winning combination…
Create a hazy Mediterranean feel with organic shapes and lashings of white.
Contrast spots and stripes on modern upholstery. Keep the tones similar for a subtle effect.
BUST A MOVE
Treat classical statuary to a contemporary makeover with an electrifying coat of paint.
Let the marine tones of a bespoke stair runner cascade down to form a serene pool on the floor.
Treat your walls to a triple dose of blue – ranging from lush, oversized palms to luxe crocodile-style prints.
Put the finishing touch to an elegant scheme with a plush Jacquard velvet in rich hues of green and navy.
Photography: Paul Raeside