Cobalt and Navy Chic: Living Room Mood Board

Recently, I embarked your help on my quest for the perfect paint color to make over this dining table. I'm happy to say it didn't take too long to decide, which is a rarity for a Libra! I weighed colors that would've been more practical, but decided to be a little more daring. I love my decor to be one-of-a-kind. Thus, I chose: Neptune Blue. Neptune Blue Cobalt Navy Living Room Moodboard The Decor Guru It's similar to a royal or cobalt blue, but a bit less bold. It's actually a specially-blended color the folks at Lowe's made for me. I have a bunch of paint cards I reference when creating color schemes, so I brought one in with this color and bought a sample pot of it. To add a sense of harmony in my home, I'll coordinate the table with the neighboring spaces, the kitchen and living room. Navy and Cobalt chic Mood Board global blue batik damask tie dye Morocco tiles mosaic stars decor fabric dining room living room color The Decor GuruKeep reading after the jump to check out the cobalt and navy blue inspiration I'm using to decorate these rooms.

All of these rooms have been a slow work in progress without a defined palette. I started decorating these spaces with an earthy, neutral palette, except for the splashes of green from plants and the distressed poster art I recently created.

Since the kitchen is small and I’m limited on how I can utilize color in here as a renter, I’ll only use pops of blue in here. But the living room is another story, and one I’m very excited for. Here is my color scheme:

Cobalt and Navy Chic Living Room Mood Board colors palette scheme decor dove gray aqua neptune blue cobalt royal blue navy oatmeal tan beige houseplants fern dracaena Morocco India mod MCM sheet metal inkblot tiles mosaic throw pillows lantern coffee table wall art DIY batik tie dye The Decor Guru

In the living room, I’ll use a combination of cobalt, navy, and shades of aqua. These colors will be combined with the neutrals already used: white, light gray, oatmeal, and bits of black.

I’m still going with the Moroccan/Indian decor style, because I love it so much. I’m just not ready to turn it in yet. This is the mood board I created to help reign in my decor ideas:Cobalt and Navy Chic Living Room Mood Board colors palette scheme decor dove gray aqua neptune blue cobalt royal blue navy oatmeal tan beige houseplants fern dracaena Morocco India mod MCM sheet metal inkblot tiles mosaic throw pillows lantern coffee table wall art DIY batik tie dye The Decor Guru

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You may recall I previously made over my living room with a mixture of Moroccan and MCM pieces. The color scheme was quite minimal and I started to crave more color. I’ll continue to use a neutral palette but with blasts of blue—they will much more than pops of color.

These are some rooms I found that also serve as inspiration. The Moroccan influence in this dining room is quite heavy, but it’s still an inspiring piece. I love all the arabesque patterns.

Since I live in an apartment, painting the walls blue is out of the question. I really dig how this bedroom has incorporated lots of blue with white walls. The room’s global decor is also perfect.

Even though I can’t paint the walls, this room is still a great example of how so much blue can be layered. I also dig how the space isn’t entirely monochromatic: the touches of cream, brown, and white help balance all the color.

blue living room curtains paint chair navy cobalt royal blue leather cream neutrals lamp monogram pillow


Staying true to my thrifty nature, I’ll make over decor I already own, repurpose some items, and buy just a few new pieces for the living room. I’ve already launched off the blue infusion with my DIY Rorschach (inkblot) wall art in my preferred blues. I’m really excited and look forward to sharing it all with you eventually!

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8 Comments on Cobalt and Navy Chic: Living Room Mood Board

  1. I have to love your choice of Neptune Blue. My son chose the very same color for his bedroom. You put an elegant room together. We on the other hand matched the color with a Restoration Parts Poster that featured several Ford trucks. Have a Super Saturday.

  2. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life // 10/08/2013 at 10:01 AM // Reply

    Love the board, gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. lorijohnston836656258 // 10/11/2013 at 1:32 AM // Reply

    Thanks for this post. I love the idea of mood boards but I’ve never actually made one. Thanks for sharing your post at our Making Monday link party. We appreciate you.

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life.

  4. Hi! Thanks for linking up – I love your color picks!! 🙂

  5. Christy Johnson // 04/08/2018 at 7:50 AM // Reply

    Can you be more specific about the oatmeal color you used?

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