In fashion, color trends vary with the seasons but for interior design, we look for long-term classic colors that will stand the test of time and add lasting value to an investment.  Navy Blue is currently one of those colors that is very fashionable in soft goods and fashion, but it’s also a long-term classic color whose peak in popularity will last for a long time. 

2022 fashion trend from Ralph Lauren embracing Navy Blue

A trendy all white kitchenw ith a bright navy blue kitchen island and gold finishes.

2022 interior design trend featuring a Navy Blue kitchen island. Dura Supreme kitchen design by Helena Steele of Golden Gate Kitchens, California. Interior Design by Susan Love Design. Photography by Christopher Stark Photography.

Why is Navy Blue a long-term color trend for home interiors?

Navy blue is one color to specifically take note of as it continues to make its way into more and more home interiors. It continues to be a go-to color for nautical and coastal inspired decor, which is perhaps a nod to its longevity and why it persists in fashion and interior palettes year after year. 

Traditional Navy Blue family room by Ardmore General Contractors Pinemar, Inc.

One of the reasons this color will stand the test of time is that it works so well with popular neutral color schemes of gray, white, taupe, or beige. It can work well with traditional-inspired interiors, as well as transitional and modern styles.

With the popularity of gray color schemes, Navy Blue adds a delightful burst of color while still honoring a neutral color palette. Design by Anna Graham Interiors, Odenton, Maryland featuring a sample of Dura Supreme’s “Gale Force”, part of their Curated Color Collection.

The dark blue hues of Navy Blue offer a stunning contrast to timeless white painted cabinetry.

A white and blue kitchen design with a navy blue kitchen island.

Dura Supreme kitchen designed by Linda Williams of Hahka Kitchens and Hahka Builders, Inc., California. Construction & contracting by Randy Hahka. Photography by Ken Pfeiffer.

How to use Navy Blue in an interior design

Within all areas of the home, Navy Blue is beautiful as an accent or as the main color.  Hardware and metal finishes in either a nickel or a brushed brass finish look stunning with Navy Blue cabinetry and furnishings. Accordingly, on-trend brushed brass finishes are consistent with a nautical appeal.

A dark, aqua blue painted bathroom vanity with a furniture style and brushed brass hardware and accents.

This bathroom features brushed brass hardware on Dura Supreme’s “Personal Paint Match” finish “Stillwater” by Sherwin-Williams. Bathroom design by Studio M Kitchen & Bath, Minnesota. Interior design by Studio M Interiors.

Blue and white cabinetry colors shown on a shaker door style.

See the beautiful contrast between Navy Blue and white in this mood board featuring Dura Supreme’s Hudson door style painted “White” and Curated Color Collection “Gale Force” paint.

Paired with a white or gray paint, along with a medium true-brown stain like Dura Supreme’s “Morel”, “Toast” or “Cappuccino”, Navy Blue is destined to be a popular theme in home interiors!

The Dura Supreme Cabinetry in this mood board is shown in the St. Augustine door style in “Gale Force” paint Curated Color. Featuring “Frosty Carina” from Caesarstone countertop and hardware by Top Knobs..

Dura Supreme’s “Morel” stain on Hickory and “Gale Force” in a custom Heritage finish on the island make a beautiful pair in this modern farmhouse style kitchen. Brushed Brass hardware by Top Knobs. Countertop and backsplash in Calacatta Natura by Zodiaq.

Within kitchen cabinetry, Navy Blue is most commonly used as an accent color within a small area of cabinetry (i.e. a hutch or an island), an accent wall color, or throughout the stoneware and decorative accents.

In this design below the designer accented the walk-in butler’s pantry behind the main cooking area of the kitchen to call attention to the unique space.

Dura Supreme kitchen design by Studio M Kitchen & Bath, Minnesota. Photography by Spacecrafting Photography.

This master bathroom pictured below contrasts the bright White vanities and black architectural details with a stormy  blue painted wall, adding to the nature vibes of this mountain retreat.

A dream master bathroom with cool navy blue and walls and white painted oak bathroom cabinets and vanities from Dura Supreme. A free standing stone tub sits in front of several large windows with a stunning mountainside view.

A nautical flair is emphasized in this kitchen with the shiplap wrapped peninsula in a deep dark blue painted finish.

Dura Supreme kitchen design by Design by Kristen Peck of Knight Construction Design, Inc., Minnesota. Photography by Mark Ehlen of Ehlen Creative.

The modern kitchen design below emphasizes this area of cabinetry with a row of base cabinets in Dura Supreme’s “Navy” Matte Foil to emphasize this sophisticated breakfast station.

Contemporary Design, all Dura Supreme Cabinetry

How will you use Navy Blue in your kitchen or bathroom design?

A trendy kitchen color for cabinets. This kitchen features the Cyberspace paint.
Mandi Juskiewicz the Senior Design & Marketing Specialist for Dura Supreme Cabinetry. A content developer and blog author for the company.

Mandi Juskiewicz is the Sr. Design & Marketing Specialist for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 20+ years of experience in graphic design, web design, multi-media communications, photography, online trends, and social media technology along with 10+ years of experience with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.  Her accolades include the distinction of being named “Kitchen Cabinetry Marketing Specialist of the Year 2019″ in the 2019 Content Creator Awards held by Corporate Vision Magazine (CV Magazine) and achiever of the Houzz Influencer Award.

Her role at Dura Supreme allows her to curate the “best of the best” designs, cutting-edge products, and fabulously functional Dura Supreme kitchens across the country and feature them here for inspiration and design ideas!

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