Let’s take a break from all things Halloween and turn our attention to the 2016 Design Forecast for a minute.

At the beginning of the month I attended the first ever Heart Home conference hosted by Wayfair. It was an amazing two days full of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops.

One of the sessions centered around the 2016 Design Forecast and was hosted by an amazing panel that included Tod Schulman (Creative Director, Pantone Color Institute), Christina Shanahan (Senior Editor, Instyle ) and Orlando Soria (West Coast Creative Director, Homepolish).

One of the trends that they see being huge in 2016 is navy. Namely, navy walls. We’ve been seeing this for a while now in terms of navy kitchen cabinets and an influx of navy home decor items, but the navy room will become ubiquitous in 2016.  Apparently, everyone needs a navy room. I don’t know about needs, but I certainly want one!

With that being said, I’ve compiled some of my favorite navy rooms from around the web to help provide the vision for you. Will this be a trend you’ll embrace?

A bathroom with navy walls, white trim, checkered tile floors and white shelving and storage

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The corner of a room with dark blue walls, a large wooden wardrobe, a beige storage unit and a rocking chair nearby

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A bathroom with a window opposite the sink, and many pieces of framed art above the toilet on a dark blue wall

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A dark blue wall in a hallway with four large, white frames with black and white photographs

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A dining room with blue walls, beige side table and dark wood elements,  source

A bathroom with dark blue walls, white double sink, and a walk-in shower with glass door

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A dining room with navy walls, a wooden table and modern chairs, on a blue area rug, with a large square landscape painting in the background

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A kitchen with blue walls, open wooden cabinets holding dishes, white lower cabinets, a large rustic island table and wood floors

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A navy wall with floating shelves of kitchen decor, with a wooden cart below holding pantry items on a wooden floor

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A bedroom with one navy accent wall, a colorful abstract wall painting, a white armchair, white crib, yellow curtains and a pink foot stool

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A room with a navy accent wall, mounted mirror and bulletin board and a narrow desk mounted on the wall, with an upholstered accent chair

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A navy wall with framed artwork of different sizes, and a side table with large blue and white ceramic vases of greenery and various wooden decor items

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A dining room with navy walls, wood trim, and a hefty wooden table with chairs and a bench, with a large clear vase in the center, holding flowers

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The end of a bed, with various nautical patterned pillows, a lamp shade with a rope base, and navy walls

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A long, narrow dark brown desk holding a green vase of greenery, resting against a navy wall, filled completely with various framed art

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The corner of a room with navy walls, a collage of wall art, and a brown leather club chair and ottoman

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A dark blue wall with various artwork above an accent chair at the bottom of a white staircase

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Don’t forget to pin for later!

21 On Trend Navy Rooms with a collage of various rooms featuring navy walls

I will be back on Friday with more of my 2016 Design Forecast, including some insider tips from Tod Schulman himself on the Pantone Color of the Year for 2016 (read that post here). I’ll give you a hint, it won’t be that awful Marsala again (which he didn’t like either!)

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    1. Hi Kvelluzzi – if you click into each link most of them have listed the colors! As a good guide, though I suggest BM Hale Navy and SW Naval as excellent navy blues!

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