Yea or Nay to Navy Walls?

6.07.2013




I did a Yea or Nay post last Friday and I'm doing one again today.  In fact, it may just be a weekly series.  I loved hearing your very strong opinions last week.  Which, by the way, I'll discuss at the bottom.  So... do you have anything you just adore in photos, but you know you could never live with?  That's how I feel about navy walls.  While I'm crazy for each of the photos here, I know I'd intensely dislike living with dark paint in my house. Light and bright makes me feel the happiest.  I suppose that makes me a yea to navy walls  everywhere except my house.  Well, where are you? Yea or nay to navy on the walls?







Miles Redd






These are just so, so gorgeous.  Especially the ones with pink flowers. Maybe I should just give it a try.  It's only paint, right?

Okay, now to last week's Yea or Nay post.  I am a nay on color blocking books.  However, I fully respect everyone's right to arrange their bookshelves in any way they like.  The passion for books was so fun for me to see.  Thank you to everyone who shared their strong opinions and their book recommendations!

Happy Weekend!





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38 comments :

Sadie + Stella said...

I am all about the navy if you have enough white to balance against it!

Belle on Heels said...

I don't love glazed navy walls and to me, there is a very subtle color difference in some of these pictures that puts me in both yea and nay. The first 4 images I love; the rest of them are meh. It could be that they're all the same paint color and I just like the styling of the first 4 better. Overall, I think it's a yea!

Kelly said...

I love the navy walls, especially pic #1. But the room needs to be bright with lots of natural light and super white trim. The pink flowers really pop in a navy room!

stephanie said...

YEs of course! Just look at these room. Beautiful. LOVE your blog - first time-long time!!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Put me fully in the yea column! I am debating painting my son's room navy when he leaves for college along with other plans to pretty it up. I love dark, intensely colored walls.

Suburban Charm said...

I could live with navy walls if it was in a room with a lot of windows and was naturally bright. I agree about the bright white woodwork and trim as well. Otherwise it would be a nay! uLove the navy with the pink!

Nancy said...

It's only paint I always say! I love it and have near navy in my kitchen with lots of windows and white. I am getting tired of it though. I think dark walls are so cozy and uber handsome.
xo Nancy
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Kathleen said...

Yea! When my son finally leaves the house after college (hopefully when he graduates next year and gets a job) I will redo his bedroom. I'm thinking navy walls with lots of blue and white pottery and pink accents.

LiveLaughDecorate said...

I'm on team "hell yea!"..love it with pink and white for sure. Bold, sexy fun. Definitely something I could live with. And yes lady, this should definitely be a weekly series

Katie Clooney said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE navy walls with lots of white molding.

The enchanted home said...

YES love love navy walls. So beautiful and rich....and dramatic. I wish I could get the guts to do it but would first have to figure out where....beautiful examples you showed!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Too dark for me. Go ahead, I want to see it in your home....it's only paint and a painter :)

home before dark said...

My house has been mostly white for almost 28 years, and now I going to the dark side of the force.

I love the dark navy, but my walls are going BLACK! Yup!!!! I think you are wise to know what you need to live with, what makes you happy, what makes you glow in. I've always loved black and now that my hair is silver, it's my go to color.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love dark navy walls...but only with a lot of white wood details...

Stacey said...

Definitely yes! Especially paired with pink or white; yummy!

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

I'm totally YAY! Especially when it's high gloss and the trim is painted out to match, like the Miles Redd example!

Kathysue said...

YAY!! My son's room use to be navy with all white accents and I loved it. I am not sure I could live with it in one of the main rooms in my home, but love it for a bedroom. I am just like you are about navy when it comes to black walls, would love to be that brave, but no I could not live with it long term. I am a light, bright, spring time loving gal.
Loved all the above images!
Happy Friday,
Kathysue

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I would have said "Nay" - too dark - until I saw your gorgeous photos...they changed my mind.

Have a great weekend, Jennifer! xoxo

Calypso In The Country said...

I love navy with white. My master bath and son's room are Ben Moore's Amsterdam which is a medium blue and I always think about going darker.
-Shelley

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Super yay for me! I love how enveloping it is.

Tobe | BIA said...

MAJOR yea.

tiffany jones said...

The timing of this is so funny... I have navy walls in my office and JUST THIS MORNING, i ordered a light blue wallpaper to replace it. I cannot get it up fast enough.
I agree with you completely... i love the look but not in my own house for some reason.

SB Hill said...

Yes to blue....our dining room has been the blue color of the Design Bright photo for years and we chose same color this past year during major renovation. Dining room has four windows with white plantation shutters. Agree with all comments about balancing with white trim! It is "only" paint if you don't love it....

Linda Pakravan said...

Definitely yes provided there are plenty of windows and lots of lamps. White trim of course.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I love this series! I am with you...I like to keep it light and bright in my own home...but love all of these images! Take care, Caroline

Junell said...

Love all these! I have never decorated with blue.... BUT have introduced some navy recently. It was such a stretch for me, weird right??? These are lovely.

Angela said...

J'adore dark paint and navy is working its way into my heart. I'd appreciate any color recommendations from the navy 'yea's. I've gone so wrong in the past...

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

A big fat yes!!!

Andrea said...

Yes! I love navy walls!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

sjr said...

Yes to navy walls! Phoebe Howard's space is divine. Have a great weekend.

Raina Cox said...

Yep. Our master bedroom is painted Benny Moore's "Newburyport Blue," a deep inky shade.

Patti-Ann said...

Not in my house but I can so see it in a big room with high ceilings and full length windows facing the sea :) Or if I lived in the first picture.

Confused? That is a yea!

JSMurray said...

YEA,YEA,YEA. Our Office/den has Navy blue walls but one wall is glass because it faces the sunroom so there is a lot of natural light. The ceiling and trim is white and the fireplace is brownish stone. We also have a dark blue master bedroom balanced with white bedding and natural wood furniture. Gold and silver frames on artwork looks great against this backdrop.

Tiffany said...

I'm going to say yea, especially after seeing those pictures. I'm wondering if its trendy though. It reminds me of years back when every house I went in had a red room. Oh well, who cares. It's a gorgeous color.

Curator said...

I painted the exterior of my house navy with white trim. I had to force it through with my husband and all the naysayers. It ended up amazing, and i met so many neighbors who came to say they love it. That said the interior I don't think i could handle.

Barclay said...

YAY for Navy walls. I'm especially a fan of navy walls for Dining Rooms! You can go the nautical route with crisp white accents and lots of mahogany or make it a bit more sophisticated with a muted color of heavy velvet window treatment panels, gold chinoiserie mirror, crystal chandelier, and muted oushak rug.
And, I worked with Phoebe, so I like her living room photo that's shown!

Splendid Market said...

Yea!! I LOVE the navy walls. Such a wonderful subtle darkness.

Tracy@GeneralSplendour said...

SO glad to hear all of the YEAs! I am in the process of painting my living room AND dining deep, dark navy! I am excited to see the results - still deciding on what to do with the ceiling. Your post has inspired me to get re-dedicated to this project! Thank you!

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