Sky blue, baby blue, sea blue, navy blue, turquoise, lately it seems like everything is, or needs to be, some shade or another of blue. This trend has been on the rise for years, and it seems like blue is getting the recognition it deserves. Leading contractors all across Phoenix have been doing more and more blue features in both kitchen and bathroom remodels all across the city. So why is blue getting all this attention? When did blue take the center stage?
Blue is the world’s favorite color
Surveys the world over have asked the question to millions of people in dozens of countries: what is your favorite color?
The answer is a blue by a wide margin. (Green/red tends to be the runner-up color.)
The color blue even appears on most of the flags of the world.
Blue indeed is a fantastic color, but just because it’s the world’s favorite color doesn’t explain why it’s such an unusual and popular color. For that, we’ll need to look at color theory.
Using color theory to figure out why blue is so prevalent in construction projects:
Color theory is the practical methods of measuring colors, mixing them, and their applications and effects on the viewer. Designers, as well as contractors, have a pretty good grasp on the impact of color theory, and how to apply it to the comfort of a home. So when it comes time to do a remodel, keep color theory in mind in general, but mainly when thinking about adding blue.
Blue facts for a new remodeling project:
Blue is considered a “cool” color, compared to red which is a “warm” tone. But using blue in a home won’t make the bathroom or kitchen appear or feel more cold and impersonal, quite the contrary!
Different shades have different meanings/connotations. Dark blue gives an air of dignity and intelligence, where light blue and sky blue give an air of peace and serenity and calm.
So while it can serve as a great “pop” of color in either the kitchen or the bathroom but it will still give an air of sophisticated calm and reassuring intelligence.
Is blue a neutral?
A lot of people like to use neutrals in their home remodels, both for their enjoyment and for the resale value. Typically the “neutral” colors won’t appear on the color wheel, so they’re things like white, black, and brown and any shade of those three colors. But that isn’t an honest treatment to the neutral colors in any home, and shouldn’t be limiting in any way to a house remodel. Blue can be neutral.
Light blue is an excellent alternative to a gray or an off-white in a kitchen remodel. It’s perfect to create that sophisticated look that gray can give without sucking the light out of the room as well. It can provide a new vibrancy and sense of lightness to any place.
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