What aesthetic pastel blue looks like! This is the same color as the popular real blue. Most of us think it comes from nature. That is true – but not entirely. It is a pigment made by plants, and just about all plants have this shade of blue in them. The manufacture process gives this hue its transparency, or “coolness”, so to speak.
It's not hard to see why most nursery decorators choose baby blue wallpaper for their nurseries. It's that sort of a background that will stick around for years to come, and it blends in perfectly with almost any decorating scheme. If you do a search on the Internet for blue or baby blue drapes or window treatments you'll find some incredible choices. Just search for the words blue swatches and you'll get millions of results.
What you first need to decide is whether you want your walls to be “pink” or “natural”. It seems that baby blue “pink” tiles are the most popular, but the term refers more to the tone than to any specific hue. Whatever you choose, you'll want it to be a soft, natural tone. In other words, don't go for a bold, garish baby blue wallpaper color!
The most common pastels are pale yellows and blues, and these tend to look best when they are used in small doses. The tones complement each other and add a beautiful softness to a room. One great pastel blue wall tapestry is from the collection of Paul Durand-Ruel, who was a famous French Impressionist painter.
You can also use baby blue for borders or painted accents throughout the room. Another option is to use a cribacotta file as your main wall accent, with a couple of tie-dyed paisley prints on each side. Cribbage tiles make wonderful accents too, and they are inexpensive and fairly easy to install. Tiles should always be used in rooms that will be used frequently; you never know when the baby will pull a pin from them!
There are many things you can do with baby blue. If you're interested in a more dramatic effect, you might want to consider using blues mixed with teal, green or even mint. These types of hues will almost certainly require professional installation. Fortunately, most of them are fairly simple to install on your own. The advantage of using baby blue instead of traditional paint is that you can use a single hue for the walls and accents, rather than having to use several different ones.
The type of paper you use for your wallpaper should also match the color of the hues you choose. A beautiful pastel blue on a white background, for example, would look gorgeous. Using a cream or beige color for the walls, a turquoise blue for the accent walls and a red background for the baby blue background would look striking, and look very festive.
If you're handy with a glue gun and a pair of scissors, you can save even more money on wallpaper by cutting yourself some pieces of vinyl wallpaper. You'll need to use a fabric cutting template in order to cut the vinyl correctly, so be sure you get one with rounded edges. A baby blue square will do the trick if you don't mind sharing the material. Simply cut strips of vinyl to fit along your measurements and then use those strips to complete your baby blue walls. Vinyl wallpaper is very easy to install over the existing wallpaper, and it provides a great way to change the wallpaper without having to move the rest of the house!