Color Scheming: Blue and Green Living Room

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I love this color palette:

blue and green palette


If I were the kind of person to totally disregard Hubsey’s taste, our whole house would be blue and green. (He’s wary of green. I don’t UNDERSTAND.) But since I won’t do that, I’ll have to put together an imaginary blue and green living room for my virtual enjoyment instead. I’ve been doing these color-inspired rooms for a while now and this one is hands-down my favorite:

blue and green living room

sofa  //  ottoman  //  console  //  rug  //  artwork  //  floral pillow  //  chevron pillow  //  sconce  //  paint

>> I want that sofa in my life. Look at the liiiiines! I purposely chose this one not because it’s gorgeous (though it is) but because it and the ottoman–both from West Elm–are solid colors and you know how I feel about sticking to solids for your main upholstery. It will make your life easier to keep those versatile and bring in some zip with other accessories.

>> Speaking of zip, let’s talk about those pillows and rug. I ALSO want all of them to magically teleport themselves into my house. Remember when you’re mixing patterns to break up the style a bit; here we have a floral and two geometric designs. It just helps add a little more visual interest. The pillows are from Target and are a great price anyway, but what really sets off my Bargain Barometer here is the rug. It’s only $362 for a 5’x8′ on a regular day, but it’s 60% off right now. That’s a big ol’ rug for $145. SNAP IT UP.

>> Since the sofa and ottoman are both dark, I wanted to bring in some brightness with the console and artwork, which are both IKEA. It’s hard to tell here, but the console actually has a glass top and feels a little fancier than the usual IKEA fare. (And it’s still only $200.) The art is one of their ready-to-hang canvases, so you don’t have to shell out any extra dough for a frame. Score.

>> I’m having a moment with wall sconces right now, so that’s what I picked for the lighting. Its simple design is a shout-out to the equally streamlined furniture. The light green paint is Central Park by Benjamin Moore and I think it’d be snazzy as an accent wall behind the couch.

I did the math and  you can get this look for $2,074–not counting tax or delivery charges, yadda yadda–but that’s still not bad for a room of new everything. And some of this stuff, like the console and sofa specifically, will work well with other styles over time.

I loooooooove it. Just come to my house, pretty things. Hubsey will change his mind about green.

What’s your favorite color palette? Who else loves these two colors together? What’s your favorite thing here? How dreamy is that sofa?

  • Laura
    June 25, 2014

    I love how it’s elegant and classy without being boring!

  • Edi
    June 25, 2014

    I love the mix of light and dark shades. It’s a great color scheme for every season…just change out the light and dark pieces!

  • Duni
    June 25, 2014

    Beautiful! That muted shade of green works so well with the navy and cream!
    I really love that rug, and although I found a new online site for rugs, I still haven*t found The One 🙂

  • Amanda Cobb
    June 25, 2014

    I love that color scheme, too! I think the less saturated tones of the blue and green make it very elegant. Maybe you can convince him to let you do it in just one room?

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      June 25, 2014

      I bet I could. Some little bits of green will ease him into it, haha.

  • Natashalh
    June 25, 2014

    The rug is really cool! And I agree that the sofa looks like it has versatility and staying power. We’re moving at some point after the wedding and we’ll be looking for some new furniture!

  • Kim @ 2justByou
    June 25, 2014

    I like blue and green together, and I like the splash of light with the white and lighter shades. I’d have to say my fave piece from this collection is the sofa. =0)

  • Rose
    June 25, 2014

    Really fabulous! I love the darker blue and green shades.

  • mia @ mossyjojo
    June 26, 2014

    I like the sofa too but i think i prefer a lighter shade … However if you have kids like mine who like drawing on unexpected places (remember my sharpie accident?), dark colour sofa is always a good idea 🙂

  • LeAnn
    June 26, 2014

    I love this look!! (But somehow I think the couch wouldn’t look so cool covered with white cat hair . Sigh.)

  • Mary
    June 26, 2014

    Peter really likes green; I’m the one who hesitates about it. You could always just get some green pillows or accessories and see how he likes it over time. 🙂

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      June 27, 2014

      We used to have a lot of green in the old condo, and I think it was just color overload, haha. I’ve started putting those fake IKEA plants all over the place, and so far he’s really into them. He’ll come back around.

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