Last summer I painted our banker's chair in the family room a light navy shade (see photo below). I love the colour and decided to paint the dining room chairs in it as well since they are in an adjoining room.
The blue is a bit lighter than a navy and not exactly royal blue. It is sort of a marine blue. And sort of like the centre of a blueberry. It's a really livable shade of blue - not too dark or light or bright.
We usually use a mix of chairs around the table which I wanted to unify by painting them a single colour. Also our dining room chairs get heavy use so they were chipped around the edges and in need of a new paint. The black of the IKEA chairs looked a bit dark with all the greens and blues and grays in the rest of the kitchen-dining-family room so I thought it would be nice to introduce the blue to the dining end of the room.
I painted some of the IKEA chairs and one other blond wood chair in the navy. Although I liked the light wood, we didn't have any other wood that colour and the chair had paint splotches and signs of wear on it. So paint it, I did. I love its lines and love how it looks in blue.
How do you feel about the blue trend? Navy especially is all over the place these days - everything from clothes to interiors. I have always loved blue so this is a trend I love!