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Senior Interior designer Mitra Whittle outlines the practical application of nautical blues into your home living space.

‘What is beautiful about nautical blues is that they work so well with the warmer tones so you don’t end up with a space or house that feels cold’ she said.

Mitra said we essentially attribute blue with coolness - the colour of the sea and the sky - it works really well when counter balance it with a warmer colour.

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‘For example you can put terra cotta with it, which works really well, and red tones make for a great accent as red and navy combined are classical and traditional way of presenting  the coastal theme.’

‘Nautical blue is a very versatile spectrum of colours; you can start by using the brighter green-undertone blues for more of a coastal and nautical theme or you could pair it with lime greens or yellows as it sits very comfortably with a diverse range of colours’ she said.

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Alternatively, if you want to use it in a more contemporary way, you should option towards to grey tone blues which add more of a country-style theme.

‘If you want to keep if very understated and simple, you could put it with creams, greys  -  this still works very well and it creates a very calm and tranquil feel which is used a lot on villas and Hamptons-style homes,  but it can very comfortable be used in contemporary themes too’ Mitra said.

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