There’s a reason denim was the Color Spotlight in our
July 2018 issue: much like a favorite pair of jeans, denim is a classic design look that only gets better with age. The true blue hue is very versatile, making it perfect for traditional interiors or those with a little boho flair. Think about pairing it with a crisp white (like the iconic white-tee-and-jeans combo) and mellow earthy tones. Click through to see why this trendy color is one of our new go-tos.
The bright denim blue cabinetry and island is the perfect choice for this waterfront cottage. Not only does the color bring in a little bit of the cool lake, but it also reinforces the casual vibe of the cottage.
Photographer: Stacey Brandford
Source: House & Home August 2016
Designer: Natalie Hodgins and Shannon Morrison, Sarah Richardson Design
Denim blue is the perfect foil for punchy pinks. Designer Sarah Hartill paired her denim sofa with a warm-toned rug and rich herringbone flooring underfoot as well as bright and patterned pillows.
Photographer: Michael Graydon
Source: House & Home February 2014
Designer: Sarah Hartill
The subtle herringbone weave of this denim-hued stair runner gives texture to the color and balances out the warm tones of the wooden staircase.
Denim millwork is an unexpected shot of color in this bathroom, picking up on the blue splatter-style wallpaper. The golden accents brighten the look.
Photographer: Virginia Macdonlad
Source: House & Home August 2014
Designer: Robyn Young
Using denim fabric as upholstery is a fun, literal way to get in on the trend. In a kid’s room, a comfy denim-clad chair anchors the all-American color scheme.
Designer: Jenna Buck Gross, Colourdrunk designs
A lighter blue is perfect for bright and sunny spots. This Dutch door in a kitchen by Bria Hammel Interiors is done in Denim Wash by Benjamin Moore.
Photographer: Space Crafting Photography
The timeless pairing of white and denim blue goes great in a hardworking kitchen, such as this one. A backsplash of denim in a larger, white kitchen doesn’t overwhelm either.
Photographer: Anna M Campbell
A moody denim color on the walls adds an atmospheric touch to a room. This inky blue by Farrow & Ball evokes the indigo blues of denim, made fresh with a slightly grey undertone.
Products: Stiffkey Blue (281) by Farrow & Ball
Denim is the perfect color to choose for well-used soft furnishing, such as a sofa or banquette cushion. The color hides a multitude of stains and stands up to wear and tear — not to mention, it’s totally gorgeous, too!
Designer: Studio McGee
For a more traditional take, trying painting out your cabinetry in a deep denim blue. A slightly glossy finish, like the one in this kitchen designed by Martha O’Hara, will add depth to the color.
Photographer: Troy Thies