21 Chic Navy and Grey Living Room Ideas

21 Chic Navy and Grey Living Room Ideas

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It's never easy deciding how to paint walls in a living room, or which colours and design ideas to incorporate into your home decor. However, if two colours work particularly well together, it is grey and blue.

There are many shades, textures, interior styles and decorations to choose from, so I have collated these beautiful navy and grey living room ideas to inspire you.

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1. Naturally Textured Grey and Navy


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This is a great example of dark grey and navy blue walls as a colour combination working together. Although colours certainly play a big role in this room's design, materials and textures are another important focus.

Shiny gloss white flooring, real wood tables and the soft furnishings of the natural woollen cushions and rugs have all been picked to show off their different beautiful textures and warming colours.

This is a dark blue and grey room where you could happily relax, have breakfast or even work from home. I could certainly imagine myself doing all of these things in this comfy welcoming space.

If you already have a grey sofa or are thinking of purchasing one, you may find my colours that go with a grey sofa blog article helpful.

2. Contemporary Blue and Grey Space


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This blue and grey space shows just how well a grey and navy colour combination can work together in harmony. The backbone of this design is simple, a solid navy sofa, dark grey walls and a rug that brings the colours together.

What takes this blue and grey living space from plain and bland to a colourful and interesting contemporary interior space, is the gold accent accessories and furnishings. The texture is added with a funky white mohair footstool, while colour is thrown in using beautiful modern cushions and complementary artwork.

Finally, a touch of bling is added using a gold planter, cone wall lamp and reading light stand. The result is a stunning and contemporary navy and grey living room design.

If you like living rooms which combine grey and blue, you may also be interested in my grey and gold living room ideas.

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3. Cosy and Bold Blue Living Room


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Bold blue living room ideas are not just reserved for use in large spaces! Although a relatively small living room, the deep blue walls work to create a warm and cosy space, a stark contrast to the hallway décor beyond.

The owners here have stuck to a blue theme with the furnishings too, incorporating the cupboards, sofa and footstool into it using a subtle contrast of different shades and tones. The only move away from this is the ceiling, doors and fireplace which, as they have used a pure white, gives a beautiful crisp edge to the bold blues, making the walls stand out.

The wooden flooring used not only adds to the warming feeling of the room but is the perfect colour and tone to work alongside both the deep blues and bright whites, effortlessly lifting the entire room.


4. Calming Nature White and Navy Living


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The interior designer of this predominantly white and blue room has certainly not held back on the mixing of styles and themes!

Alongside the full-height traditional white window shutters and bold navy/white regal chairs, sit zebra print cushions and a stunning large silver-framed octopus print.

The opulent reflective silver of the frame is then cleverly carried through the whole scheme, both on the glass side tables, and geometric deco-style coffee table and again on the silver-studded detailing of the chairs.

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I believe that if this interior design scheme and colour combination was explained to you, without an image to go by, it probably wouldn't sound like it should all work together. But it does!

There is both a sophistication and a calming feeling to this room and the deliberate limited use of colours has pulled all the different elements together.

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5. Opulent Navy and Silver Living Room


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This dark blue living room could be in any house on any street, and you may never know until you enter, what opulence awaits you.

The traditional button-pleated pale grey armchair and pebble grey sofas sit elegantly against a light grey carpet and soft silver-grey rug.

A bold navy accent wall has been subtly echoed in, not only the striped navy and grey curtains and cushions, but even in the books that lay on the side table! (surely this has not been staged?!).

Silver shiny surfaces have been added to the blue and dove grey colour palette as another coherent theme running through the whole space. Two grand round mirrors, ornamental console tables and side table all carry the luxury shiny silver finish and help to create that overall feeling of affluence.

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6. 80's Vibe Blue and Grey Living Room


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Straight away this blue living room reminds me of something akin to the Jetsons that I watched as a child! An almost space-age theme mixed with a full-on eighties twist.

It seems to me that every idea the interior designer liked from different eras and trends has been thrown together to create this quirky hybrid design.

This is not to say that I don't like it, as it has a certain nostalgic charm. For me, though, I would have to ditch the busy snakeskin-esque carpet, in favour of something more plain and neutral.

I love the off-white seating and how well it works with the paint of the navy blue wall and modern artwork pieces.

Interesting Fact...

The colour "navy" gets its name from the dark blue worn by officers in the British Royal Navy since the mid-18th century. The uniform colour was chosen for practical reasons—it didn't show dirt easily, and it was less visible at night, aiding in stealth during naval operations. Over time, the term "navy blue" became commonly used to describe this particular shade of dark blue, and eventually, it was shortened to simply "navy".

7. Open-plan Grandeur in Blue and White


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Nothing shouts grandeur quite like a combination of high ceilings, wall panelling and internal fluted columns.

It's well known that dark colours work particularly well in larger spaces, by stopping them from feeling too cold, bland and sometimes even clinical. These living room walls show this to good effect in this palatial living room design.

Black flooring runs throughout the space, and deep blue walls, artwork and ornaments are neatly framed by the bright white wall panels, windows and columns.

The sofas and curtains have been kept to a completely neutral colour scheme, not only allowing the walls to remain the main bold statement of the room but to also stop them fighting for attention or clashing.

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8. Traditional with a Modern Blue Feature Wall


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The design of this blue and grey room relies on using the furniture and cushions as accents to the navy wall, by mirroring the same navy blue colour. This is intelligently softened and toned down by cool grey geometric patterns within the fabrics.

The blue feature wall is the perfect backdrop to the room and changes the feel of the whole space, taking it from being a typical traditional space to something that has far more warmth and design flair.

The main benefit of using these blue and grey living room ideas for your own living space is that this is a simple and cheap fix for many homes looking to update their decor. More importantly, no complicated home decor interior design ideas or expertise are needed to achieve it.

9. Blue and Grey Apartment Chic


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Simple lines, a neutral backdrop and bold furniture are what make this blue and grey apartment space interesting, but without being overpowering.

Rather than use bold colours on the walls, they have chosen statement furniture as the main focus of the room, with just hints of pattern in the cushions to break up the solid navy sofas.

Panoramic windows let in plenty of natural light into the room, creating a refreshing open and airy space.

The industrial look of the concrete wall and contemporary designer coffee table add a cool modern edge to the otherwise traditional navy and grey design.

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10. Pattern Mix Blue and Grey Living Room


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Many differing patterns in the same space are not to everyone's taste, but the further I delve into this interior design, the more I can see that the elements of this room haven't just been randomly thrown together, but they have been placed with thought and layout in mind.

The bold navy walls are neatly highlighted by the light flooring, natural curtains and solid cream sofa, whilst the geometric rug mirrors the colours of both the walls and cream furniture.

All seating has been placed around the rug facing inward toward the coffee table, creating a perfect area for conversation, debate and entertainment.

The furniture layout has been cleverly thought out so that patterned pieces are all generally on the right (balanced by the patterned storage table), the dark blue chair on the left (echoing the wall colour) and the solid cream sofa in the middle.

11. Elegant White and Navy Living Room


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This blue and grey living room design shows exactly what can be achieved in a small space, with a bit of imagination. You would be forgiven for thinking that you were in a grand stately home, but even though the ceiling cannot be raised, all the other elements have been cleverly added to create a similar effect.

Panelling has been used on the back wall which, not only copies the mouldings from the fire surround but also in the window frame detailing. The long draped navy curtains match perfectly with the large sofa, while the red accents of the cushion and intricate artwork on the wall add a splash of rich colour.

The period elements of the wall decor have been given a modern twist by the use of contemporary furniture, both with the cream lounge chair and modern gold-legged coffee table. This is a living space that could easily be achieved on a budget, with many second-hand or antique sellers being able to provide furniture of this type at affordable prices.

12. Modern Manor Navy Sitting Room


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This feels like more of a snug or sitting room than a living space, with its rich dark blue walls, rug, light grey blankets and royal blue chairs cosied around the period fireplace. Normally fire surrounds are decorated to stand out from the walls and celebrate their beauty, but in this case, the fireplace has been painted to blend inconspicuously into the background, with the tiles taking centre stage as the main focal point.

With the warm grey of the cushions, soft furnishings and rug, along with the blue walls and navy chairs, the range of colours has been kept to a minimum to keep the look sleek and uncomplicated. Only the warm natural wooden flooring and gold accents of the mirror, lights and ornaments offer a move away from this.

13. Hotel Style White and Navy Living


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If high ceilings and open plan living is your thing, this example is one for you. The amount of light that the space receives from the floor-to-ceiling windows is truly impressive, helping to create a very open and airy space.

Although grand in scale, this contemporary living room design has been reined in, with only 3 main colours used in the overall design scheme.

First, we have the supersized navy blue L-shaped sofa (which is needed in a space this big, not only because of its size but also because it is used to section off the living area from the kitchen). Mustard yellow is the main accent colour and is used both in the large rug and also matched perfectly in the sofa cushions (a vibrant addition that works really well with the blue).

White is the other main colour and has been used as a backdrop on all the walls and ceilings (including the kitchen décor), showing off the other elements of the room to their fullest.

14. Artistic Navy Blue and Grey Living Room


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Another of my beautiful blue and grey living room ideas. This grand-looking mid-century modern room uses grey and blue, cream, and white to great effect. The light grey carpet is unobtrusive and is the perfect base for the blue sofa, cream chairs and blue & white patterned seating.

White wooden panelling is used around the bottom part of the walls and is the perfect height to neatly frame the wide blue sofa.

Shiny silver elements have again been used within the coffee table, side table and lamp, adding richness to both the feel and tone of the finished room.

Finally, the finishing touch of the large painted abstract artwork brings all of the grey, blue and silver elements together perfectly, showing why wall art can be so important to any room.

15. The All Blue Living Room


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I'm just going to throw this one in as a complete curveball!

As far as navy living room ideas go, this space has taken blue to a new level! If it wasn't for the flashes of white in the wall art, table and cushions, the whole room would be solely blue! I count at least 4 different shades in this one small living room, the walls and cabinet, sofa, carpet (and what a carpet it is!) plus the pastel blue of the other armchair and stool set.

I've got to admit, I'm stuck for words. Would you have a room with this amount of blue paint and furniture?


16. Stylish Navy Sofas with Grey Walls


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17. Modern 1920's Glamour


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18. Elegance Over Comfort


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19. Small But Perfectly Formed


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20. Upmarket Navy and Grey Design


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21. Blue and Grey Scandinavian Living Room


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My Final Thoughts

As you can see from these beautiful blue and grey living rooms, there are many different blue and grey living room ideas that you can incorporate into your home decor.

Whether you use navy on the walls with neutral furniture or vice-versa, add accent colours like grey, mustard or silver, or go for opulence or minimalism. It is only your imagination and vision that can stop you from creating whatever you wish.

There are many more cost-effective ways to achieve these looks, so simply use these grey and blue living rooms as a base, don't be afraid to mix and match my navy and grey living room ideas to come up with the perfect design.

Author: Matthew Chiappini

Author Bio: Matthew studied art and design at Stamford college, including interior design and colour theory. He still has a great love for art, home decor and interior design and is a keen DIYer, having worked as a carpenter after leaving school. Matthew has been writing home and home decor articles since 2020.

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