Reminiscent of organic elements like water and sky, the calming tones of blue produce a peaceful, nice atmosphere in any room of your house. When thinking about shelving on light blue wall, the room’s overall style, meant mood and additional accent colors can help lead you in picking out a color for shelves.
Colours interact with each other when they are viewed side-by-side. Pure, bright white wall shelves and white with undertones of blue, green or violet bring from the cool tone of mild blue walls. White shelves with undertones of yellow, yellow or orange crimson make a mild blue wall appear marginally hotter. Pure white shelving makes light blue walls appear sharp and clean and looks the very best in southern neighborhoods, rooms with ample natural light or ocean views. In rooms with limited natural lighting, pure white may appear gray. Creamy whites with yellow undertones could have more appeal in rooms with low natural lighting. Keep a cohesive appearance in rooms with white trim by painting the shelves exactly the exact same color as the trim.
The earthy tones of pure wood shelves produce an ideal complement to light blue walls. The gold yellow hues of pine, birch and bamboo shelves and the orange or amber tones of pine, maple and fir stick out in vivid contrast to the wall color. Produce a beach-inspired texture with the brown tones of walnut or teak shelves. Balance the coolness of a mild blue wall with the fiery hues of red-toned woods like cherry, mahogany and red cedar. Wood shelves with a pure finish provide an organic, welcoming feel in a room with light blue walls.
Shades of Blue
Painting wall shelves in varying hues of blue retains a cohesive, monochromatic appearance to the room. Consider an ombre effect by painting multiple vertical wall shelves in graduating shades of blue from dark to light. Make the shelves stick out by painting them navy blue or turquoise. Should you would rather the shelves to virtually disappear, bringing more focus to what is being displayed on top, paint the shelves exactly the exact same color as the wall. Produce a light and airy texture by painting the shelves a lighter shade of blue than the walls.
If you’re searching for a bit more excitement, utilize a complementary orange colour for shelves which pop against light blue walls. Bright orange shelves in a child’s bedroom produce a visually stimulating accent. Light peach or apricot shelves add just a little warmth and contrast. For a more delicate, sophisticated approach, utilize a muted burnt orange or orange pumpkin color on wall shelves. An orange colour on the rear wall of built-in a bookcase painted white supplies an unexpected hint of warmth in the serene coolness of a mild blue room.