With minimalistic color foundation, making rooms relate to one another is a cinch. There should be a harmony between the social spaces of the home--the dining room, kitchen, and living room. They don't have to be the same color, but you should get a subconscious feeling of continuity. So make your neutral spaces anything but boring with a touch of blue to create that relationship. A little blue creates a whole new feeling in a room from easy going to formal. Warm light and an aura of tranquility can easily define the mood with touches of blue added to a room's design aesthetic. This always pleasant shade can make a home sing from its wide-range of paint colors to textiles and decor. Take a look at how these smart spaces used blue and where.
Here's a tip:
Build layers of the same color. Don't drive yourself mad looking for blues to be an exact match in the pillows and the lamp, the takeaway is to let the tones create a lightly layered effect. Do this especially if you start to worry that a space is lacking something by not having used more color or a few patterns. Rooms can be enriched by texture, by their views, and by their contrasts just as much as those patterns we often rely on.