Cobalt blue is a mysteriously invigorating shade that lies between royal blue and indigo. It's trending in the world of interior design right now, and cobalt blue area rugs are popping up in homes everywhere. This versatile color can work just as well in a children's playroom as it can a sophisticated living area. And it is eye-catching even in small doses.
As you shop for your favorite cobalt blue rug, please enjoy our collection of rugs from top brands and designers like Surya, Weave and Wander, Karastan, Dalyn, and more. With styles ranging from vintage to contemporary with everything in between, we're sure you'll find something you love.
You can pair cobalt blue area rugs with a wide range of complementing colors to create a fun, dramatic, or elegant aesthetic in your room. Grey, white, black, ivory, beige, tan, brown, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, gold, bronze, pink, and red are examples of colors that go well with cobalt blue.
Most designers recommend picking four to five colors to use in your room, including the neutrals for the walls, to make it look intentional and clear. For example, you might use cobalt blue, grey, yellow, and white to create an upbeat and clean-looking space.
Below are some of our favorite ideas on how to use a cobalt blue rug. Check them out if you're looking for inspiration:
You can use a cobalt blue modern rug in the living room to create an elegant, mature aesthetic. Consider pairing it with grey, white, dark brown, and gold. The color psychology of blue is relaxing and calming, but if you want something more energetic, you might try an electric blue rug instead.
A bright blue rug or a cobalt blue accent rug can work well in a kid's bedroom or play area. The palette mentioned earlier of cobalt blue, grey, yellow, and white is a good option. Try placing a comforter on the bed with a blue and white pattern and painting a cobalt blue accent wall to complete the look.
For older children who want a more mature color, try a royal blue area rug instead. And if your kid is active, a cobalt blue outdoor rug will be durable enough to stand up to most messes.
Cobalt blue bathroom rugs work well in most spaces, especially if they feature white walls and warm-toned fixtures. A white, tan, gold, and cobalt blue palette is a good option.
If you love cobalt blue area rugs and are ready to get one for your home, the next step is to check out the tips below to make sure you know what you need:
Measure Carefully: Measure your room and furniture to pick the best rug dimensions for your space. The wrong size can ruin the look of your interior design.
Consider Durability: Your rug needs to be durable enough for the room that you're decorating. We recommend picking a pile height and material that can stand up to the moisture, soil, and shoe traffic in your home.
Get a Rug Pad: A quality rug pad will prevent sliding damage to your rug's pile and backing. You can add one when you place your area rug in your cart.
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