For those who live hectic lives where time seems in short supply – the calming effect of rooms designed with blue Aubusson rugs carry waves of peaceful feelings. Anyone wishing to cultivate more restful feelings in the home can make great use of Aubusson rug with blue accents. Previous blog posts on decorating with blue rugs have pointed out that blue rooms that do not have any warm colors such as beige, yellow or gold can feel cold. A room feels inviting and calming when it has a balance of cool and warm colors. The three stylish interiors in today’s post demonstrate how to achieve this balance..
1. In interior designer Jean Paul Beaujard’s Paris living room, a magnificent Aubusson rug with blue, yellow and white supports a Jansen daybed and a 1950’s French chandelier. Sunlight streams through 25 foot high floor to ceiling windows and accentuates the peaceful ambiance. Image courtesy Architectural Digest and Pinterest Aubusson Rugs Style.
The above room shows how blue Aubusson rugs can bring the feeling of ocean, sky and sunlight in a manner that generates calmness in the mind and body. This gorgeous blue, white and gold rug depicts a feeling of waves and is used very intelligently to create a feeling of calming waters and peaceful energy.
Notice how well the cool blue and neutral whites in the living room are balanced by warm colors- gold accents in the Aubusson rug and beige drapes. This room is a great example of how to enjoy the calming effects of blue and the inviting and comfort promoting qualities of warm colors.
The artists who designed classical Aubusson rugs were well aware that the color palette of a rug should have a balance of warm and cool colors. When I see modern rugs with only cool colors or only warm colors, I get to appreciate even more the wisdom of classical artists.
2. The Aubusson rug in this dining room has a balance of cool and warm colors. The blue fabrics on the dining chairs and drapes pick up the blue accents in the Aubusson rug while the beige walls and drapes and gold mirror frame pick up the warm beiges and golds in the Aubusson rug. This private dining room is in the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence. Image: Pinterest Celebrity Interiors with Rugs via Old World Charm 2
It makes it easy to balance cool and warm colors in a room if you start with an Aubusson rug which already contains a balance of cool and warm colors as in this Four Season’s dining room.
3. The Aubusson rug in this bedroom has cool blue and greens on a pale background. There are no warm colors in this Aubusson rug. The designer has introduced warm beiges, golds and pale yellows in the French armchairs, upholstered chair and comforter. But because the Aubusson rug does not have any warm colors the beige and gold furniture pieces do not feel fully integrated in the rooms design.
Even though the interior designer tried to compensate for the absence of warm colors in the blue Aubusson rug by introducing warm colored fabrics, this room feels cold. This room shows how important it is to pick an Aubusson rug that has a balance of cool and warm colors. If the Aubusson rug has only cool colors, it will be very difficult to make the room feel inviting and comfortable.
4. The Aubusson rug in this dining room by Erin Martin Design has good balance of cool blue and warm beige. While the blue in the Aubusson rug is more intense than the beige, it is used in much smaller amounts than the beige which covers large areas of the rug’s background. This creates a good balance in the Aubusson rug. The well balanced Aubusson rug made it easy for the designer to create a well balanced dining room. The blue toile fabrics in the dining chairs pick up the blue in the Aubusson rug and the warm beige walls and cool beige ceiling pick up the beige tones in the rug. The dark wood of the dining table provides the needed contrast.
The four interiors in today’s post demonstrate the importance of a balanced color palette when selecting blue Aubusson rugs. While this post has only looked at blue Aubusson rugs, the principles of color balance apply to all kinds of rugs in all color palettes. The next time you are looking for a rug of any type, make sure it has a balanced color palette.