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Decorating with blue & green


A former fisherman's cottage in the north west of Zealand, Denmark features velvet cushions in deep indigo atop original Eames chairs. A jade plant soaks up the light from a large picture window. Image -M. Sølyst via BoligLiv


The blue and green quilt was found at an estate sale by US interior designer Sarah Bradburn, and its colour palette was the jumping off point for the decoration of the room. Design by Sarah Elizabeth Interior Design)


A feature wall of fishs cale tiles in teal and aqua acts as a colour rich backdrop for simple bathroom details in a Sydney home designed by architect David Smyth. Image - Anson Smart. Styling - Maria Dyoniziak. Source: insideout.com.au


The colour story started with a deep teal wall and duck egg blue bench is intensified by a mix of emerald green patterned cushions. Image via vtwonen.nl


A super saturated take on the combination sees the tadelakt walls, floor and ceiling of this Moroccan bedroom rendered in blue, with a green rug and bed cover completing the immersive experience. Image - Taschen's Moroccan Style


In a Paris apartment by Studio Ko, glossy green tiles contrast with a matte benchtop. Textured glass accents in blue hold a selection of natural finds. Image - Studio Ko via Dpages


South African firm Plascon's colour forecast for 2014 included this scheme, inspired by "jungle and acid-green tones, tropical-inspired motifs and textures." Image -


Dulux colour expert Bree Leech picked up similar tones in her 2015 collaboration with fashion house Ginger & Smart. "Similar undertones are the key to using different colours in a room but still creating a harmonious space," she says. Image -

Whoever said blue and green should never be seen had clearly not clicked through our gallery, where these two ocean-inspired hues are combined to great effect. Take a colour deep-dive and be inspired by our finds from around the web, from the chalky tadelakt walls of a Moroccan bedroom to a wall of fish scale tiles in a Sydney bathroom...

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