5/30/15

ODE TO BLUE - EASY WAYS TO ADD BLUE TO YOUR DECOR

NOT JUST ANY BLUE... 

I'm talking about the 
DARK, ELOQUENT BLUES


LIKE THE BLUE OF
THE NIGHT SKY...

 OF THE DEEPEST, SOFTEST SHADOWS OF MIDNIGHT...


OF THE INFINITE SPACE 

OR THE DEEP BLUE SEA

OF COBALT, INDIGO AND NAVY 

 RICH

NAUTICAL


COMFORTABLE


PATRIOTIC


BEAUTIFUL

ANCIENT


BEACHY



In your home it

ANCHORS A ROOM


ADDS DEPTH 


FORMALITY

DRAMA...

ITS A PERFECT NEUTRAL


ITS LIVEABLE 

  AND IT FITS RIGHT IN 

WITH COMFY AND CASUAL


LIKE BLUE JEANS...


KIDS LIKE IT, TOO




If you, like me, love blue...
and want to add it to your home's color palette...

  START SMALL 
 with an accent or two...
 BRING TOUCHES IN 

WITH  FABRICS

OR A RUG

OR YOU CAN GO BIG

AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN COLOR

NO TIPTOE-ING AROUND



 Good luck!

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 QUESTION FROM A READER:

Claudine,

I have just discovered your blog and I have spent the last few weekends going through your previous posts..love it!!  I need your help with selecting a paint color for my living room and dining room which are open to each other. Both are fairly open to the kitchen (can see both from kitchen with double width entries to both). With the help of another color consultant several years ago I selected BM mellowed Ivory for the kitchen walls, BM River Gorge Gray for my cabinets and BM timid white trim. 
Benjamin Moore - MELLOWED IVORY

Benjamin Moore - RIVER GORGE GRAY

She had advised that I paint the dining room area (3 walls) BM Timothy Straw and the Living Room Mellowed Ivory as well. 
Benjamin Moore TIMOTHY STRAW
The color were based upon the upholstery fabric in the living room. 


I like the cabinet color and pleased with the mellowed ivory for the most part (certain light it can be bit much) but I don't think I would care for it in the living room. I will probably purchase new furniture within the next few years so don't want to base my selection on the furniture (images attached ) but don't want it to look off either. Current floors will be replaced - will probably go with a walnut stain wood. Is there a neutral in the gray tones that would work? If not, open to any other suggestions. Note that we get quite a bit of morning/afternoon light. I appreciate any advise you can provide. Thanks, Cindy

Hi Cindy,
I think a nice neutral gray is exactly right for your color scheme.  Try a few of these colors out in your home and see what looks best.  I think you will really like the cooler tones with the upholstery you currently have.  And they are neutral - so will probably look as nice with furniture of the future as with the furniture you currently have.




Northern Cliffs (Benjamin Moore)


Seattle Mist (Benjamin Moore)
Silver Mist BM






BM Beach Glass


BM Smoke


Good Luck!

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