Navy Walls

Hi friends!  Happy Monday!!  I am hoping that some of you have the day off and are relaxing.  I do, so I am just here, at home, obsessing about paint colors 🙂  I posted here all about my home decorating goals for 2016.  On top of that list is to paint the entire inside of our house.  Needless to say, I have been thinking about paint a lot!!

As you enter our home, there is a long, narrow hallway that has two architectural arches.  I was thinking of painting it a light gray.  However, a friend of mine recently convinced me to go with navy.  The hallway is long enough, there is lots of natural light and white molding to contrast the blue, so I think it will work.  I am inspired by the way navy used in these spaces.

How gorgeous is Aerin Lauder’s home.  This was the image that had me starting to consider navy.

Navy Walls

Harper’s Bazaar

Navy Walls 8

House and Home

Navy Walls 7

Dabito for West Elm

Navy Walls 6

Lisa Petrole

Navy Walls 5

House to Home

Navy Walls 4

Grant Scott

Navy Walls 3

Home Bunch

Navy Walls 2

Christine Hendrickson and Pontus Wahlgren For Apartment Therapy

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I love the blue in this last photo.  I actually pinned it because of the sofa.  I am on a quest for a stylish sectional and this one fits the bill.

What do you think?  Do you believe in the old adage, “small spaces need light colors.”  That phrase was holding me back.  Sometimes you just have to break the rules, right??

Until next time.




  1. I say go for it. It is just paint, so if you decide you don’t like it you can just paint it again.

  2. I ‘ve been thinking about navy for my dining room. I love your inspiration photos!

  3. Great selection of navy rooms. I think small spaces look great in navy or most of the darker
    spectrums as long as you have something to lift it. You have now spurred me on, many thanks.

    • I completely agree Pen! I actually just executed my plan and the Navy looks amazing in my hallway. I have vintage navy and pink runners and plan to use brass sconces down the hallway to make the navy pop. I will post pictures soon. Thanks for stopping by!


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