Rainy Night: a Mid-tone Blue

I partnered with Amy Howard Home to share their Color of the Month. This is a new monthly subscription where Color of the Month subscribers will receive a new color every month exclusive to the club. This month’s Color of the Month is Rainy Night, and it is a beautiful mid-tone blue.

Blue is one of the world’s most popular colors (with nearly half of men (42%) and one-third of women (30%) claiming blue as their favorite color). It is the color of skies and oceans and is often described as being tranquil, peaceful, secure, and full of serenity. Blue can lift our mood and improve the energy of a space.

From a color psychology perspective, blue is typically associated with stability and trustworthiness—there is a reason blue is universally appealing. By incorporating this shade of blue into your designs, you can create a sense of stability in your space.

Digging even deeper into blue tones, different blue tones evoke different feelings:

  • DARK BLUE: trust, dignity, intelligence, authority
  • BRIGHT BLUE: cleanliness, strength, coolness
  • LIGHT BLUE: peace, serenity, spiritual

Rainy Night is a mid-tone blue (bright blue) that is warmer than denim but softer than navy. It is a color that can fit into almost any style and design aesthetic – it would work well in everything from a modern farmhouse to a traditional craftsman home. It is class and refined and adds the right amount of depth and brightness to any space.

If you are nervous about adding color to your home, Rainy Night is the perfect place to begin. You don’t have to be a risk taker to incorporate this color into your home since it is so universally appealing. Painted furniture is a low-commitment way to introduce a new color into your space. Coffee tables, consoles or end tables are perfect spots for adding color to your living room.

As if this color isn’t great enough, you can use Rainy Night as a neutral. Remember, blues like navy and denim can be paired with almost any color.

Monochromatic Blues

Use it in a monochromatic scheme. Blueprint can work with lighter and darker blue shades.

Neutrals and Reds

Try Rainy Night with a neutral like Serengeti Gray or go bold with a color like Chinese Red.

Saturated Color

If you love the look of saturated color, you can totally use a mid-tone blue like Blueprint in your living room with other mid-tone colors. Mid-tone is a way of identifying colors that may be different, but are of similar light or darkness. Using colors of similar tones can give you a hip, eclectic look.

Don’t forget to check out Amy Howard Home’s new Color of the Month subscription, so you can have the exclusive Rainy Night.

If you join, you’ll have video training with me talking all things color theory along with:

  • 32oz can of the color of the month
  • Free Shipping
  • 10% off site-wide discount code
  • Stir Stick

Last month’s Color of the Month was Majesty.

Go here to learn more on this gorgeous hue.

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