New Navy: So Much More than Nautical

Looking for a fresh neutral alternative to gray and brown?  Of course black is hot, hot, hot right now and black and white is even hotter! Psst! If you want to know what is coming just around the corner, stay right here and get your pinning trigger finger ready!  Get ready for an influx of navy and indigo in your life.  Yes!  Navy is not just for nautical beach looks.  It is truly one of the most versatile, user friendly neutrals out there.  Bonus! It pairs great with all other neutral players like black, brown, gray, and beige, so blending it right into your current look will be seamless.

Navy in the living roomimage via Room & Board


John Robshaw at Room & Boardimage via John Robshaw at Room & Board

Navy has the power to be the great equalizer.  It pairs so well with both masculine and feminine accent colors that it has the power to make a room feel eclectic and gender neutral. Paired with blush pink it feels moody and sophisticated.  When navy teams up with yellow, whites, and grays it instantly feels contemporary and fresh.


Look for shibori dyeing techniques like in these napkins from Anthropologie. Pillows and little accessories like this picture frame by Nate Berkus for Target and tray from yours truly are perfect for blending some fresh navy into your existing color scheme. Go all out and create a lux cozy feeling with navy walls. Or, split the difference by adding a statement investment piece like a clean lined couch or side chairs.

Shibori napkins Anthropologieimage via Anthropologie

Une Femme Tray Khristian Howell, Navy picture frame Nate Berkus for Targetimages: 1 Nate Berkus for Target / 2 Khristian A. Howell

No matter how you play you cannot go wrong with classic neutral that is making its way back to center stage.