Color of the Month: Decorating with Sky Blue

Yes, of course the sky is constantly changing color, but “sky blue” – when defined – is a soft, fresh, tranquil shade. Sky blue is the perfect summer color that works for all seasons. One of Pantone’s dual Colors of the Year is Serenity, a calm, “transcendent” blue; their Fall 2016 color report features Airy Blue, a nod to Serenity and a lovely weightless sky blue.

This particular shade of blue, like most blues, is especially versatile. It complements neutrals, pastels, and brights in all hues, offsetting them naturally like the blue of the sky. Use it in large amounts and small accents, on walls and on ceilings, on floors and accessories, inside and outside.

Relax with a sky blue bedroom or living room:

Living Room by Austin Patterson Disston Architects
Bedroom by
Living Room by Winder Gibson Architects
Living Room by Simply Home Decorating
Start and end your day off right in your serene blue bathroom:
Bathroom by Austin Patterson Disston Architects
Bathroom by KUBE architecture
Bathroom by Milestone Building Pty Ltd
Bathroom by Oliver Burns
Create inspired and efficient work with a sky blue office or workspace:
Home Office by Design By Us Interior
Home Office by Folding Chair Design
Home Office by Leslie Banker
Home Office by Martha O’Hara Interiors
Though blue is regarded as an appetite suppressant, in paler shades and smaller doses it beautifies the kitchen and dining room:
Kitchen by
Dining Room by Dreamy Whites
Kitchen by
Kitchen by Stephen Graver Ltd
Kitchen by Imprint Architecture and Design, LLC
Your home will jive with the landscape with sky blue exterior finishes:
Porch by Taggart Construction
Patio by
Exterior by Knickerbocker Group
Exterior by Mina Brinkey

Need more sky blue inspiration? Get yourself outside and look up at the sky! (Recommended during daylight hours.)