Rather than being considered a 'cold' aesthetic, blues can add comfort and luxury this winter.

While the trend for Classic Blues brought cooler highlights to interior trends earlier this year, we take a look at how indulgent blues continue to play a key part in home design.

Rather than being considered a 'cold' aesthetic, blues can add comfort and luxury this winter. Layering and using contrasting finishes will add depth, while denim blues add a casual twist and textural interest.

Painted Kitchens

Many homeowners are making use of painted finishes to give their kitchens a quick update. Dusty blues are a great way of combining the country-house feel with a contemporary twist and partner beautifully with metal finishes. Similarly, traditional flooring patterns such as herringbone have been updated in silvery greys and modern finishes.

Tile Design

Hand-painted tile effects have long played a part in home design and continue to make their mark within kitchens, bathrooms and hallways. However, the practicality of using solid ceramic tiles may be impractical for most families. Cushion vinyl floors can mix the aesthetics of traditional tiles while providing an easy to fit and maintain option to suit modern family living. Using a mix of blue tones adds a subtle, calming effect to home design and can work beautifully against light neutral and white furniture and paint schemes for a crisp, clean look.

Contemporary Living

A simple blue tile can provide a versatile design partner for contemporary design schemes. Why not pair with burnt oranges and clay reds for a welcoming aesthetic.

The Spa Effect

Think luxury bathrooms, and you will probably consider a roll-top bath with traditional sanitaryware. Going for blue on walls, accessories and bathroom furniture can be over-powering, so consider mixing these with a light floor, painted cornices and skirting. We've used a marble, stone-effect floor that adds a touch of luxury without the worry of cold feet!

Whatever the room, winter blues will be a welcoming touch over the cooler months and long into the seasons ahead. Why not try out our free sample service or follow us on our social platforms for daily inspiration and ideas?