27 September 2009

shades of blue





~I absolutely love this bedroom - everything from the floors to the bed to the wall color to the chair beside the bed!

~I find the orange accents interesting in this room


~I love this kitchen, as it reminds me of mine, which I adore




~again with the orange


~adore this settee!








While I have a very neutral/linen/white canvas in our home, I do like the occasional bit of color injected here and there. With autumn here, and winter approaching, I often add a bit more blue, or red, or brown as accents to warm up the house a bit.

When it comes to paint, the only color I have here aside from my French Canvas on most of our walls is the two blues (which we mixed to our liking) in the kitchen and main floor bath. I like blue - it is cool, and calm, and peaceful to me.

I loved these photos, courtesy of Martha Stewart, for the feeling of calmness I get when I look at them. Wouldn't you agree?

Happy Sunday,
xx

23 comments:

A.Love said...

That first photo is a dream!! I also like the one with the blue and coral colors :) Oh all the things I'd do if I owned a home!! :)

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Beautiful photos! I with you on my love of pale blues.

Hope you're having a good weekend!

smith kaich jones said...

Oh! I just yesterday painted my kitchen a pale Celtic gray/greenish-blue - the rest of my house all whites & pale taupes with pale blues & greens here & there. A bit of color in my kitchen - a little cheerier now, brighter, still peaceful. LOVED these images.

:) Debi

vicki archer said...

Beautiful colours...I love the green/grey coloured walls. I hope you are enjoying the weekend, xv.

Ticking and Toile said...

I agree! The first photo is beautiful & looks like possibly the same blue I used in a bedroom makeover I just did in my daughter's room. Love it! Beautiful blog! I love the post of your date w/ your son....they grow up too fast!

Shellagh

seabold vintage market said...

Absolutely LOVE the Kitchen Photo!!!

WSU Laura said...

Uh-oh, after seeing that first photo I may have to change my mind on our Master bedroom makeover. Just beautiful! Also in love with the kitchen and that sink.

Simply Mel said...

The settee is divine!

white flower design said...

Love thoses shades of blue. I just had a room painted for a client. I was looking for a gray, green, blue very, very soft. It came out wonderful. I used Benjamin Moore Aura AF-490 TRANQUILITY. I am a huge fan of your blog. Great inspiration. Lori

Cathi said...

Wow - awesome pictures!! Love that kitchen...fabulous!

robinbird said...

you have selected the color or heaven to showcase in these photos. it is the color i dream in and want to live in forever. coolish bluish, slightly grayish, seaish green/bluish. sigh.
xo

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

I now see Blue in a different light, gorgeous pics!! Tootles, Janna

Brenda said...

That first shade of blue looks very much like the paint in my garden room, where I now type. I find it a very tranquil color. I don't know what the trend was with blue and brown. I much rather like blue and orange. Those two better compliment one another.
Brenda

Laurie said...

They are all so calming, beautiful...

LuLu said...

Great photos of soft shades of blue.love the room with the pop of coral especially for fall and the holidays it seems festive,
LuLu

Philigry said...

yes, i agree. my son's room is a light shade of blue and it is so calming in there. thanks for sharing all of the pictures! beautiful.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That first bedroom shot is such a keeper! Those windows! Oh my gosh.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I just love so many of these, quite beautiful.
xoxo

Vintage Junky said...

Oh I love these lovelies you are sharing! I really love that last one... I am guessing that is wallpaper for a headboard

SMiles!
Michelle

Mammogram Mommy said...

Did you know that blue and orange are on opposite sides of the color wheel? That's why they are so great together. I love that combination too. So many great pale blue/grey/green colours. Lovely photos Kim.

Jenn@Spejory said...

Ohhh...that first bedroom! I have two of those beds in my home---my sons sleep in them. I love the blue-green-gray on the walls. It reminds me of the color in my bedroom in my last house, Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware or Gray Wisp by Benjamin Moore (they are the same shade). I'm thinking of painting my bedroom walls that color again. Love the white linens, too.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I am dying over that wall color in the first photo. I love it. Beautiful images!

At Town Square said...

I absolutely love the turquoie and orange together. It's a wonderful combination.