Blue mood: styling Ocean + Navy
Picasso's blue period may have been over a hundred years ago, but at Mustard we're always happy to dive into our blue era. Our two blue tones, Ocean and Navy, are classic yet modern — and each has its own personality.
Navy, our deep, rich dark blue, is a Mustard original. Part of our very first release of colours, Navy was always going to be a part of the family. Bold and vivid, yet not too bright, she strikes the perfect balance between Royal blue and Navy.
When it was time to create Ocean, we had a challenge on our hands! We wanted a soft, pastel blue, but not an overly-sweet baby blue. It had to be a colour that was gentle enough to suit a nursery but grown-up enough to work in a living space, too. By giving her a subtle grey tone, we made Ocean a stormy light blue, and we love the result!
With their refreshing cool tones, Ocean and Navy are the perfect pairing. Here's how we work them into all kinds of spaces.
a dreamy nursery
Gentle, soothing, calming — just the kind of feelings you want to inspire in a nursery! Ocean and Navy are the perfect choice for a baby's room, and as an added bonus, these colours will grow up alongside your little one. We can't go past an ombre lineup of Skinnys for a look that's as fun as it is functional. After all, babies attract a whole lot of stuff, and you need somewhere stylish to stash it!
a bedroom retreat
Grown-up bedrooms look beautiful in blue, too. Navy's rich, moody tone creates a relaxed, cosy vibe that's perfect for your sanctuary. Bonus points for matching your wall to your locker! And Ocean lightens the vibe while still keeping it serene. Whether you opt for The Twinny's generous storage solutions or pop a Shorty next to your bed, blue is a bedroom's best friend.
a classic dining room
Create a warm, stylish vibe in your dining space by layering tones of blue. The Midi is the ideal dining room companion, serving as everything from crockery storage to a bar cabinet. And its mid-height top makes the perfect spot to style up some candles, vases and other dining room accents. But any style of locker looks beautiful arranged in an ombre of blues, for a dining space that's classic yet modern and made for entertaining.
a cosy living room
For a living room that feels like a retreat, Ocean and Navy is a dreamy pairing. Place them against white walls for a serene injection of colour and add some earthy warmth with touches of ceramics and textural fibres like boucle to soften the space. The Lowdown makes for a lovely sideboard or TV cabinet, while all our lockers add some much-needed storage to your living space to help keep clutter at bay.
a stress-free workspace
It's hard to imagine feeling stressed in a workspace as beautifully styled as this! Blue makes for a tranquil setting, while lockers keep your desk cleared of paperwork and mess. We've added The Baskets in Ocean and Navy for extra storage. Pop them in, under or on top of your locker to keep your bits and bobs tidy.
a playful kid's bedroom
As peaceful as our blue tones are, that doesn't mean they can't be fun! Ocean and Navy are a great addition to a kid's room, adding a pop of colour that can be restyled easily over the years as their tastes change. A two-toned pairing of Shortys makes for a bright and cheerful spot to store trinkets and treasures. Style with crisp white and patterned fabrics in shades of blue for a look that will stand the test of time.
Feeling blue? Who could blame you with these lovely shades at your fingertips!