I’m totally addicted to blue (case in point right here on my Instagram) so it was a no brainer to shine the spotlight on this stunning true blue feature wall in this week’s Palette Addict. In fact, it’s no surprise that I was drawn to this space given I have a blue feature wall in my bedroom, too. Although intense, the bold true blue hue works in this light and airy home because it creates intimacy within the triple height space. By introducing the colour in a single splash it amplifies the wooden panelling, creating additional visual interest out of an existing feature in the space; it also serves to zone the seating area from the rest of the open plan room. Finally, the gallery wall gives an opportunity to use accent colour to temper the strength of the blue and reference other hues used across the scheme, such as the mint side table, and sky blue and grey armchairs. What inspires you about this blue feature wall? How do you decorate with blue in your own home?

// Photography by Brooke Holm, via


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Great to see how they have sectioned the room with the blue accent wall.

  2. Right, so I need all the art and all of the armchairs in my home!!

  3. I love blue too, and our master bedroom is in a blue/white scheme. I had hard time finding the perfect blue I wanted for that one wall, but I turned to Farrow and Ball and find out the exact tone I wanted… I love this room, with this touch of blue, the result is brilliant.

  4. Love this blue, it has such a richness when paired with the white to keep it fresh, big thumbs up from me! 🙂

  5. ok I don’t have a blue accent wall, but i did just put a blue dresser in my entryway and am decorating it with pretty piles of books with spines of varying shades of blue. Love it.

  6. I really like the shade of blue in the image and think that it would cause me to step out of my comfort zone when decorating in my own home (in a good way) if I were to use it. I’ve used navy blue as a feature wall colour in my bathroom and really love it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I have to admit that I’m more drawn to the brick wall but I like this idea of breaking things up with one coloured wall. The blue colours in my home can be found in glassware and blankets … and hanging in my wardrobe ; – )

  8. Love this blue wall! We are also doing a blue feature wall in the kitchen! Instead of gallery wall, I will have an overscale piece to ground the space!

    Can’t wait to show it to you! xo

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.