Color of the Month: Nocturne Blue

Silhouette of a young couple watching the Neowise comet  under the bright blue night sky after sunset.

July is a month of summer vacations. Days are filled with outdoor activities that can be either action-packed or calm and leisurely. Summer evenings come slowly. Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28 sets the mood for rest, inspired by mystical summer evenings spent looking up at the stars.

The top view of an open paint can featuring a dark blue color called Nocturne Blue

Nocturne Blue is a great accent choice for a bedroom, encouraging a quiet night’s sleep. Paired with white, gray, and natural elements this color scheme is a dreamy combination of sky and earth.

A urban modern bedroom featuring an accent wall painted in a dark blue color called Nocturne Blue
walls: Smoky White BWC-13 accent wall: Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28

A good night’s sleep is crucial for a successful day to follow and the right color enhances slumber. As an overall bedroom wall color – deep blue creates a dramatic sanctuary.

A moody, modern bedroom with an elegant upholstered gray bed. The walls are painted in a dark blue color called Nocturne Blue.
walls: Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28

Dark wall colors benefit from an abundance of natural light to keep spaces from looking too heavy. Nocturne Blue makes a confident statement in a modern living room. Keep the room accents, including wall art and throw pillows, in tones and patterns of gray, black, and white for a unified look.

A moody, modern Livingroom area with gray upholstered sofa and accent chair.  The decorating style looks masculine. The walls are painted in a dark blue color called Nocturne Blue.
walls: Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28

A home office might be a small corner of a room with another purpose, but it could still have a character of its own. A Nocturne Blue desk is just the right shade to bring a little excitement to the workspace.

A trendy and stylish home office with super light purple and white walls, featuring a desk area painted in a dark color called Nocturne Blue.
walls: Dutch White MQ3-31  trim: Polar Bear 75  desk: Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28

Light trim and kitchen cabinetry is grounded with Nocturne Blue on the walls. Hardwood floor and shelving details keep the room feeling warm and inviting. Matte gold and stainless steel metallics enliven these dense tones.

A modern farmhouse style kitchen, the walls are painted in a deep blue color called Nocturne Blue, the cabinets are gray, the kitchen island is a mid-dark gray color with a green undertone called Barnwood Gray.
hallway wall: Barnwood Gray PPU24-07   kitchen walls: Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28  ceiling: Almond Wisp PPU5-12 trim: Smoky White BWC-13

Nocturne Blue sheds its cool persona when paired with complementary warm tones.  This dark steely blue comes to life and is perfectly balanced by the terra cotta upper wall color in this room space.

A feature wall painted in two different colors, the lower wall is a dark blue color called Nocturne Blue. The upper walls is painted in a terra cotta color called Canyon Dusk.
upper wall: Canyon Dusk S210-4  wainscot paneling : Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28

As an exterior color, Nocturne Blue is a refreshing alternative to light blue or a smoky blue-gray. It looks stunning on homes accented with natural wood tones . Window and door trim in black gives this home a sharp, modern look.

An Exterior Two Story Home with Wooden Mid Century Modern Look, the body of the house is painted in a dark blue color called Nocturne Blue.
house body – Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28

Nocturne Blue adds a classic yet bold  touch to a home’s entry door and the entire view of the front porch.

A house porch front featuring a blue door called with a dark color called Nocturne Blue.  The siding on the house body is painted in a warm terra cotta color called Canyon Dusk.  The shutters are painted in a dark yet understated gray color called Barnwood Gray.
house body: Canyon Dusk S210-4  trim: Smoky White BWC-13  doors: Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28  shutters: Barnwood Gray PPU24-07

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Colorfully yours,


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Comments (6)

  • Jacquelyn Milton says...

    Can this Coker be paired in the bathroom with light gray, and the royal purple color chart? Like lilac or any purple family? Please and thank you

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Jacquelyn, thank you for visiting our blog!
      do you plan on using light gray and royal purple decor?
      It pairs better with gray tones. Or you can add subtle pops of lilac which would work.

      Hope this helps!

      Colorfully Yours,

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