Confession #1: I love Color. Confession #2: Color on My Own Walls Scares Me. What’s up with that??
Construction is strumming along (mostly on schedule, can you believe it??), and in the near future the Boy and I will need to pick paint colors. Cue constricted chest, hue panic, chromatic anxiety. What if I choose wrong? I don’t want to Go Bold and then want to gouge my eyes out. Or Go Soft and face the fact that I settled for Safe each and every day of my life.
So I’m trying to sike myself up, because while part of me would be quite happy with all white walls, and smartly accented wallpaper bits, THAT is not going to happen in this house. Today’s color of choice: BLUE!
I enjoy blue. Navy and Cobalt are rich and strong backdrops for most other colors. Thanks to Erin, I have been fully educated in the joys of Yves Klein Blue. Don’t know about it? Go forth and learn. I used to love turquoise, but since its been named color of the year, I love it a little less. Damn you, Pantone. I like my blue rich, think Peacock. Here are some rooms that work for me…
I know some people don’t like accent walls, but I think the strong blue is balanced by the white wall.
Actually I think I like these bold walls better in small doses. How about that pink sofa against the wall? Love the contrast. And I am NOT a pink lady.
canadian house and home
Like the Blue on these walls, but I think the blue rug is too much.
YUM sums it Up.
Blue, white and black is a stunning combination. But personally I crave more color than this.
via Architectual Digest
Marilyn rocked the Blue!
I like how this room has bold blue walls, yet still incorporates green chairs and other colors through art and books.
Love the blue background Katie
uses to display her goodies. This would make a great wall color!
Is Blue bookshelves cheating? Lurve me this space.
Blue and gold makes this ooo lala space. Again, why a blue rug with the blue walls?
The blue walls do the talking, but the pink flowers make me smile…
If I do a blue room, I want more than just blue and neutrals! So many colors work with blue, there is no reason not to add in the rainbow.
Here is one pallet that Cassandra
put together than I enjoy.
Don’t you just love her pallets she creates? This one made me realize I could even like light blue!! (When paired with coral)
So perhaps a bedroom or office will get a coat of blue paint. Not sure yet….