In previous months, we’ve introduced you to colors that you may not have previously considered using in your home. Grape, copper and coral were big hits; however, pink champagne and mint green received mixed reviews. We think we’ve hit on a color for May that’s definitely trending, can be used either as a neutral or as a dramatic punch of color and is undeniably timeless.
Wanna know what it is?
”Navy is a classic color, but because it’s so versatile and plays well in almost any palette, it somehow manages to feel fresh and new season after season. It can be masculine, traditional, preppy, eclectic — anything you want it to be. Of course, there’s the patriotic connection if you want to take it in that direction with stars and stripes, but as you can see from these images, it’s so much more than that.” —Briana Mowrey, Senior Editor
“I always thought of navy as being too dark, but it actually adds just the right pop of color. It can go vintage, coastal or mod, and it’s a reminder of the beachy months of summer to come.” —Farima Alavi, Assistant Editor
“Since my first peek at Emily Henderson’s brand-spanking-new navy blue office, I’ve been obsessed with this color. I’m dying to own a navy velvet sofa, or maybe do a navy tile backsplash in the kitchen, or oooh…maybe the perfect pair of navy wedge sandals. Too much? I’m crazy for navy.” —Marianne Canada, HGTV Home Studio
“I have a navy blue accent wall in my home. Guests are always complimenting me on the color and seem impressed that I ‘went so bold.’ I don’t consider it that daring, but it’s definitely an attention-getter.” — Grant Dudley, Programming Manager
“Navy is timeless, but it also feels oh so right now. (Exhibit A: I’m wearing navy as I type this, and I wore it 2 days last week!) Update the classical nautical pairing of navy and crisp white with a touch of Pantone’s color of the year, Tangerine Tango. Or outfit a vintage setee with swaths of navy, white and cornflower blue for a modern pattern evocative of just-breaking waves.” —Liz Gray, Senior Editor
”Navy blue is often categorized as hueless, like black. But I must say, navy blue is most certainly a color and a lovely one at that. It took me a while to realize it, but it’s one of the most versatile colors out there. It’s classic, sophisticated and virtually timeless. But what I love most are its current pairings with this season’s must-have colors: hot pink, Kelly green, coral, turquoise and those vibrant neons. Yum!”—Kayla Kitts, Assistant Editor
So what do you think – did we pick a winner this month? Let us know how you feel about navy in the comments below.