Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shades of blue

I love blue in all its various shades - from duck egg blue right through to azure - it really is a beautiful, soothing colour. Funnily enough though, in my own home though I use blue quite sparingly, just a couple of blue & white ginger jars to drape my necklaces over...

And some blue and white cushions on the back deck...
It makes me wonder why, if I love blue & white so much, I don't use it more. Do you have a colour that you really like but it hasn't made its way into your home/life in a big way? Anyway, enough pondering for today, here are a few blue images that might inspire me to use blue in my home just a little bit more...





















(Images: 1 & 2 - Me; 3 - Eva Lindh; 4 - James Merrell; 5 - No Chintz; 6 - Real Simple; 7 - Chris Everard represented by Sarah Kaye; 8 - Notebook magazine; 9 & 10 - Phoebe Howard; 11 - Tom Scheerer)

4 comments:

mondo cherry said...

I love your blue and white cushions. Those two colours are the two that I also love but don't have much of in my home. I think because my Mum has always been such a huge blue and white fan and I feel as though I am turning into her when I decorate with it. Not that becoming more like my Mum would be a bad thing!
Clare x

Brabourne Farm said...

Love your deck and bench - the cushions look fabulous. I'm the same - I love blue and white but only have B&W ginger jars. I wonder why this colour seems to be much loved but not much used! Leigh

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Blue Days!!! My favourite colour [as well as green]. I have quite a bit of blue in cushions, ginger jars etc. I try to limit how many colours I have going on, but it is a battle. Love all these images... great pics...but your deck is the winner!!!! yeah real life beautiful blue!! Love the colour of wood in the seating and every cushion wants to come home with me!! Have a great day/week. x Julie

A-M said...

Blue is my most favourite colour. Has been ever since I gave birth to 2 little blue velour bundles all those years ago. I am seriously working on incorporating blue into my home. All my window coverings will have some sort of blue theme running through them. I made a conscious decision to do the blue thing as like you I love it and wondered why I didn't live it! A-M xx

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