Decorators often think of navy as a safe, versatile color. We might associate it with school uniforms, sports teams, or nautical designs. But navy blue rugs can be used for a wide variety of rooms and decor: It is the exotic spice that builds the rest of the room’s theme. Use them for traditional styles, classical themes, or outside-of-the-box ideas.
Navy blue rugs may seem like neutral options, but they can emphasize lines and shapes and bring out bright colors. Navy blue can also be a bold choice when paired with bright green or fuschia. This dark blue can also act as the bridge between two or more different colors that might otherwise clash with each other. In a sea of neutral colors, like white or beige, navy blue can be the dramatic statement on the ground that ties everything together.
Navy blue rugs celebrate the darkest versions of blue. They fit in almost every style of room, regardless of the theme or color scheme you might rely on. There are many themes, patterns, and variations of navy blue that you can bring into your home.
1. Put Down an Anchor with a Sea-Themed Navy Blue Rug
Everyone loves a nautical theme. Whether you want to bring a bit of the sea into your beach home or your child wants a bedroom with mythical underwater creatures on the walls, navy blue evokes the mystery of the underwater deeps. Dive right into navy-blue-and-white stripes and bring a few anchors along. Even if you don’t live near a body of water, room design can bring the sea and all you love about it to a landlocked home.
Rugs like this Navy Octopus Tail Area Rug bring whimsical ocean animals to your child’s playroom, your dining room, or your kitchen. Pair this blended wool rug with a white breakfast table, or put it under a coffee table that showcases your collection of shells and model boats. In a contemporary-themed room or a room that simply reflects your unique personality, a navy blue rug with a design like this one can help speak your identity.
2. Navy Blue Rugs: Swim in Deep Blue Patterns
Persian rugs, Moroccan rugs, and even contemporary rugs bring dramatic splashes of navy blue to a room and more complexity with their featured styles and distinctive airs. These rugs can also bring a cornucopia of textures and colors to your room to add more depth and character. If you’re looking for a pattern, see if these styles work for you:
Persian rugs: If you’re looking for a classic style used around the world in living rooms, bedrooms, and hallways, look no further than a Persian-styled rug. These rugs, like this Navy Iris Fading Oriental Medallion Area Rug, bring a vintage flair to any room and incorporate a dynamic deep blue without overwhelming a space.
Moroccan rugs: Global patterns and unique styles belong in any kind of room. This Navy Moroccan Diamond Area Rug helps bring other colors, like gold and red, into a room while matching other patterns and styles. The thick material provides a soft landing for every part of your room, whether that’s in front of your door, by your couch, under your table, or helping to fill an empty space in a larger room.
Contemporary rugs: If you want a modern look that relies on a classic color, this Navy Cicero Area Rug brings different angles to your room. It comes in a variety of shapes to match the shape of the table or to offset the other shapes in the design. For maximum effect, put a rectangular or square coffee table with a glass cover on top to showcase this fun rug.
3. Use Navy Blue Borders Like a Charming Picture Frame
Every picture needs a good frame to show off its unique design. Rugs benefit from the same approach. Whether you have a unique weave, a different texture, or a charming pattern or picture, a navy border can provide a showcase for your room’s perfect rug. Nice, sharp lines and a dark contrast make bright patterns look brighter. They can also help emphasize thin lines in the rug’s pattern itself. But you don’t necessarily need a Persian rug to have a border—natural fiber rugs look beautiful with a navy-blue border to emphasize their lovely texture.
Think of the navy-blue border as more than just a frame for the rug. Place a hand-carved coffee table in the middle of it for additional effect. If you’re rolling out a runner by a window, place a plant in a curving metal stand on the rug. These frames fit everywhere to showcase whatever you’re proud of in your room.
This Navy Seagrass Herringbone Area Rug takes beautiful seagrass and highlights it with a soft navy border.
4. Emphasize the Light with a Navy Blue Rug
With a sunny room, a navy blue rug can absorb the bright light and help prevent you from getting blinded by natural light. At night, floor lamps and soft chandelier lights show a different, elegant side of navy blue. If you pair navy blue with brighter colors or even shades of white, it can help emphasize the light in a room. Thin dark strips of dark navy highlight the broader, colorful strips and make a bright color seem even brighter. Navy borders and accents like the ones found on this Navy Banded Geometric Area Rug keep you from relying on an all-white rug to brighten a room.
5. Make Striking Statements with Solid Navy Blue Rugs
While patterns, borders, and stripes are all equally loved and valid, what about a splash of deep, navy blue to your living room or dining room without the extra bells and whistles? Showcase a beautiful hardwood floor with a contrasting braided navy blue rug for the ultimate pairing of color and texture. If your living room is bright with light neutrals and pearly whites, make them even brighter with a pool of navy blue spread in front of the couch.
Navy blue rugs are the student and office worker’s best friend. When you drop pens or splash navy blue ink, the deep rug can simply hide the stain, making it both a practical option and a stylish option all at the same time. Place a cedar desk on top of a navy blue rug in your home office or in a child’s room to make a functional workspace without sacrificing classic style.
Find Your Tone of Navy Blue Today!
Rugs USA has a wide variety of navy blue patterns, borders, and solid navy blue rugs to fit into your home and your decor. Whether you’re looking for an outside rug to lay in front of your white wicker furniture or an indoor rug to place under a cherry dining room table, Rugs USA has the navy selection you need. Check out our navy blue rugs here!