When it comes to an accent wall, navy is one of the most favorite choices. This bold shade of blue not only works well to create a unique wall that stands out against the other walls, but it can also bring a calm and serene feel to make any room feel cozy and peaceful.
However, using navy for your accent wall can be quite tricky. Although this shade has a more neutral looks compared to any other blue shades, it’s still quite difficult to blend it with other colors. Furthermore, its dark and bold looks can make things worse, especially if you mix it with the wrong colors.
Hence, if you want to create a perfect navy blue accent wall, you should carefully choose any elements that you want to put on the wall, or in front of the wall.
For a navy accent wall, subtle colors like white, beige, or light gray will work well to tone down the wall, while still enhancing and highlighting the elegance of the navy wall. You can also combine this stunning wall with vibrant accents like yellow, orange, or mint green. These colors can enhance the drama, transforming the entire wall into a captivating masterpiece.
In this post, we will share with you all great color options that based on our experiences, work very well alongside the navy accent wall. Without further ado, here they are :
Many of you may think that we recommend white only because it’s the safest and easiest option, but actually, it’s much more than that.
We love to combine white furnishings and decor items with navy wall to help create a perfectly balanced look between the deep and bold navy with the sleek and crisp white, resulting in not only a brighter look, but also a perfect aesthetic contrast.
This combination will work well for any room that tends to go with a modern or contemporary style.
In color wheel theory, yellow is the exact opposite color of blue. And that’s why you may often see these combinations used by designers, not only in interior design worlds but also in other fields.
As you can see in the image above, although we didn’t use a lot of yellow there, it still brings a strong appearance that contrasts beautifully against the navy wall behind it.
You can use any yellow shades as most of them will work nicely with navy, but some of our favorites are mustard, saffron, or canary yellow.
3. Light Gray
Light gray is a great alternative to white, especially if you want a bit more depth and elegance to accompany your navy accent wall.
And although it doesn’t produce a striking contrast such as white, still works quite well to help make the navy wall feel a bit brighter.
This low-saturation combo can be a perfect choice if you want to create any space that looks calm and comfy, wrapped in a stylish and elegant look.
If you want a shade that can stand out against the strong and dominant navy wall, then orange is surely one of the best choices for you.
Any orange decor that you put on the navy wall will easily attract everyone’s attention and further enhance the dominance of your accent wall as the centerpiece of your entire space.
In some cases, the navy wall may lack some warmth which will potentially make it feel cold and uninviting.
For this particular case, you may try to introduce some brown accent in it to warm up its look and create a more welcoming and inviting ambiance.
Furthermore, the earthy looks of the brown can bring down a bit the dominance of the navy wall, and make it less intimidating.
Another great color that you can use to bring a splash of pop against the navy wall is lime.
Actually, lime is a unique color, where most greens seem not to work well with navy, this shade pops beautifully against the navy wall, while at the same time still bringing all the freshness like any typical green.
For you who think that your navy accent wall feels too dominant and overly masculine, then it’s a great idea to mix it with a soft and soothing blush to make it more neutral.
Additionally, this combination can create an interesting look where the boldness and elegance of the navy meet the soft and glam of the blush.
The combination of navy and gold surely will amaze everyone. The gold accents will further enhance the elegance of the navy, and at the same time bring a bit of glam touch to enrich and polish it up in beautiful ways.
And since gold is a strong luxurious look, you just need to put a few of these elements to feel its presence beautifully, while incorporating too many of them can potentially do more harm than good.