Flooring inspiration – true blue interiors

As a leading retailer of luxury flooring, we always have our eye on emerging interior design trends - did you know that blue has been cited one of the key colours for home interiors in 2017?  Much like Pantone, each year Dulux works with a team of specialists to develop colour forecasts based on emerging design and lifestyle trends from the worlds of fashion, architecture and interior design.  And back in September last year, Dulux named Denim-Drift as the ‘must-have’ colour of 2017.  

So, if blue is on your paint palette and you’re looking to complement a room with floor coverings to accentuate or accessorise, then read on!

A sea of blue
There’s no doubting the intensity of this blue carpet from Adams Carpets – teamed with contemporary white walls and the light, natural Scandinavian-inspired furniture, it makes a fantastic modern statement.
Our design tip – match darker blues with lighter shades for real dramatic impact.
Carpet shown: Fine Worcester FW117 Belbroughton Blue Main from Adams Carpets.

Bathe in blue velvet luxury
Jacaranda Carpets know quality, and this stunning velvet carpet ticks all the boxes when it comes to creating calming tones and providing luxurious texture.  The soft blue hues work wonderfully with the carpet’s actual softness, and pairing it with wood effect walls creates a must-have contemporary finish.
Our design tip – think texture as well as colour if you want to create contrast.
Carpet shown: Heavy Velvet Atlantic Blue from Jacaranda Carpets.

Brighten it up with blue
This wood-effect laminate in Antique Oak from Quick-Step flooring is in every way traditional but the minute it’s laid next to a bright, vibrant colour, it takes on a whole new dimension.  As well as being easy to maintain and keep clean, the right shade and texture of laminate flooring can transform your interior.  
Our design tip – take a traditional wood effect floor and pair it with a vibrant colour for immediate effect.
Floor shown: Quick-Step Perspective laminate U861 in Antique Oak.

Blue backdrop
Darker shades of blue work incredibly well with natural woods in lighter shades.  Here we see Ted Todd engineered hardwood in a light character oak finish, a perfect acknowledgment of the natural, contrasting with the deep blue backdrop in a thoroughly modern way.
Our design tip – for the ultimate in natural, choose engineered hardwood planks and experiment with colour to bring the room to life.  

Flooring shown: Ted Todd Project, Calico plank, 3 layer 15m engineered, light oak with lime-washed colour.

Complementing blue
Bringing colour to the walls and floor is a simple way to make a room feel warm and cosy.  The marine blue walls of this room are complemented by the plum carpet, finished with traditional accessories for sophisticated elegance.
Our design tip – if you want warmth in a room, experiment with colour to the floor as much as to the walls.  
Carpet shown: Town & Country British Wool Twist, Plum from Cormar Carpets.

A little bit of blue
If a whole carpet in blue isn’t for you and you’d prefer to bring touches of blue through to your interior instead, a rug makes a great accessory.  Look for the ideal colour match in the main body of the rug or add your choice of coloured trim.  Many leading flooring brands offer the opportunity to make your own rug, like this one from Fibre Flooring, giving you creative scope to accessorise your room perfectly.   
Our design tip – consider the floor when accessorising a room and bringing through colour accents, a rug being the ideal solution.

Rug shown: Wool Devonian Raleigh rug with a navy cotton border from Fibre Flooring.
If you are redesigning a room in your home, working on a renovation project or want to accessorise with a floorcovering, come and see us at one of our showrooms to get a feel for the different flooring, colours and textures available.  We have a great deal of choice and our expert flooring professionals can guide you on style and design as much as practical flooring advice; you can find us here