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Our design team first got an inkling that this month’s color was making it back, big-time, when we ran across it at Barclay Butera‘s booth at High Point. After booths of colorless greige and gray-washed teak, we came to a screeching halt in front of a massive Chesterfield.

“Great googly-moogly,” said one of our decorating editors. “Is that NAVY?”

Why yes; yes, it was. Since then, we’ve been waiting for it to rise out of the showrooms and into stores and lo, this month, it appeared en masse:

Navy’s a good friend, pairing well with just about everything. It’s neutral and timeless enough that you can buy a main piece in this deep, rich shade. Isn’t it great on the sofa in this Emily Henderson living room?

And on the accessories side, check out this (also by Emily) dining room with a colorful alternative to a cork board:

Since it’s December, and the holidays are upon us, consider it as an alternative for traditional red and green. I love this unusual garland by steelheart:

Etsy

And how cute are these gift tags by ShortGirlDesigns?

Etsy – Snowman Gift Tags

Or incorporate it into a Hanukkah meal with a navy tablecloth and napkins, highlighted by Crate & Barrel’s Dreidl Platter:

Can’t wait to hear your take on this classic-yet-timely hue!

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13 Responses

  1. whistlerpotpie says:

    We just painted our media room Farrow and Ball Hague Blue…we didn't change anything else in the room (all the artwork, furniture, rugs, curtains – everything else stayed the same and in the same place.) I love it! It's cozier and prettier.

  2. pixelecho69 says:

    NAVY ! for December why not? It's a very beautiful color and elegant easy to mix and match if you have to and to accessorize.

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  5. Dawn Fikis says:

    I've been desperately trying to find affordable navy or colonial blue dining chairs all year! I hope this means options are around the corner.

  6. 1sharpmom says:

    We found navy leather chairs in a resale shop, and I have to say that navy is a great neutral.

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  8. bob beatty says:

    <a href="http://www.repairshow.com” target=”_blank”>www.repairshow.com and <a href="http://www.remodelingstore.com” target=”_blank”>www.remodelingstore.com are for rent do you have any ideas what to do with these site?

  9. Crista-Gabriela says:

    Looks very good!

  10. Jim Halvorson says:

    This is a great color – I've never thought about using it in home decor. WOW

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