Why Navy Is The New Neutral

By Kacey Roy

I run a boutique, a family, a taxi service, maid service, diner… you know, I’m just your typical working mom. I learned a few years ago that a great pair of jeans is really all I need to get me through any day, any season, and nearly any event in my current stage of life. I start with my go to favorite jeans, a pair of booties and a great long cardigan that will get me through my workday, basketball games and driving my kids around. If I have a date night or girls night, I just swap my booties out for some leopard pumps and a blouse and I’m good to go. If it’s summer I’ll start with a soft white tee and gold flats, do my same routine and if I need to switch from mom to wife mode, I’ll throw on a turquoise necklace and some great bangles! Why should it be any different when choosing pieces for your home?

Sofas, sectionals, occasional chairs and cocktail tables can come in all different styles and textures and blues are the perfect neutral. If you want a casual space, you could pick a medium Navy in a cotton fabric with large comfy seats and backs. Add some light gray or soft brown pillows and a casual space is perfected. Ready for Spring and Summer? Add pinks, greens, yellows and oranges in accents to brighten up a room for spring and summer. Already have pieces you love and don’t want to part with but want to up the sophistication or the room? Add a navy leather cocktail table and your are set.
When thinking about a neutral, don’t assume you have to stay in the whites, taupes or beiges, but go back to your favorite denims. It may be easier to invest or accessorize your home when you realize what you are comfortable wearing everyday and what makes your feel the best about yourself. If you feel the best in you favorite pair of jeans, consider wrapping yourself up in a sofa that make you feel the same way.

Not the type to only love wear jeans? Not to worry! Add navy to an accent wall, add a pair of navy lamps to a console or a buffet, or even a navy bowl on your existing cocktail or dining table and you will feel refreshed. Pair navy with gold for a more contemporary or formal space; pair it with silver for a more casual feel. This classic color will never go out of style, so give it a try and learn to love the blues all year round.


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