Under The Spotlight: Mussel - Colourtrend Paints

November 15, 2023 2 min read

Welcome back to our series, "Under The Spotlight." This month, we will be talking about all things Mussel, a timeless navy blue paint that continues to influence interior trends. Mussel is an iconic navy blue that brings depth and character to any space, from your home's interior to the exterior. It is a versatile shade that can be applied to various elements of your home's décor. Whether you choose to paint your walls, woodwork, or even the exterior, Mussel's warm and classic undertones effortlessly adapt to different colour palettes. It is a timeless colour that seamlessly blends into both contemporary and classical environments, so whether you have vintage pieces or modern furnishings, Mussel finds its place.

Mussel brings opulence and style to your home. It's the perfect choice for creating a cosy environment, making it the ideal pick as we transition into the autumn and winter months. Its depth can make smaller rooms appear more spacious, which is a superb choice if you want to achieve a cocooning feel in smaller bedrooms or living rooms.

Let's explore how Mussel can transform your space, from creating a cozy bedroom to a stunning navy kitchen:

Creating a cosy bedroom space with Mussel

Deep navy blue colours, like Mussel, are known for their ability to create a sense of comfort and serenity in a space. The richness of Mussel makes a space feel inviting and snug. As seen below, the warmth of the wood accents beautifully contrasts with the deep navy, creating a calm and dreamy bedroom ambiance.

navy blue bedroom

A navy colour drenched look

To fully immerse your space in this colour, opt for a colour-drenched look. Applying this soothing navy blue paint to walls, woodwork, and even ceilings will set a tranquil oasis within your home. As pictured below, the use of Mussel across this room creates a snug and sophisticated look that transforms this space into a sanctuary of elegance and serenity. The combination of beige neutral furnishings and a pop of deep green creates a complementary contrast.

Navy blue paint livingroom


A timeless navy kitchen

Mussel can be the centre of attention or a subtle accent. If you prefer a more understated look, pair Mussel with off-white neutrals for a brighter feel. Using an off-white neutral with Mussel on a kitchen island, accent wall, or even a front door creates a luxurious feel to a space. As seen below, pairing Mussel on cabinets with a soft off-white on the walls creates a powerful yet bright statement. This approach creates the perfect navy kitchen with a bright and welcoming feel and a well-placed pop of colour.


Mussel Navy Kitchen


Looking for more colour inspiration? Check out our blog, The Trend and follow us on all our social channels @colourtrendpaints.

We are here to help online Monday-Friday via our live chat feature on our website, email at hello@colourtrend.ie and across all our social channels @colourtrendpaints.ie. For advice on creating your perfect colour scheme for your home, explore our range of online colour consultation services here.

Photo Credits : 
Livingroom by @littlehouseinthe.priory

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