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Feelin’ Blue!

Blue is one of my favorite colors, it’s so versatile and soothing but when paired with red or orange it can take on a whole new level of energy. Paired with green it feels quite natural. If blue is teamed up with sunny yellow, it makes you feel happy. When blue is mixed with darker shades of brown, it can become very dressy and classy. Here are some of my favorite blue tones in some great rooms from Style At Home magazine. Style At Home is a Canadian decorating magazine that I wish I had access to here in Germany because it looks just great! Their website is amazing and packed with great information no matter where you live in the world…

Style At HOme

Style At HOme

Style At HOme

Style At HOme

Style At HOme

What comes to mind when you think of the color blue? What thoughts or feelings do you associate with it? Do you use blue in the home?

(images: style at home)

Posted by decor8 in Color Inspiration, Decorating Tips on October 13, 2010

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  1. Sandra commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 12:19pm

    When I think in the colour blue I associate with the sky, the ocean, with the pretty walls of portuguese houses. The feelings: sadness, because of the use of the word in English, but also associate with calm and peace.
    Sandra´s last blog post .. ideias felizes ou talvez não happy toughts or not

  2. Ludmila {} commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 12:20pm

    Love that 1st image! Blue makes me think about breezy and fresh interiors, with an airy and crispy feeling to them. Aw, blissful!
    Ludmila {}´s last blog post ..ColorInspiration- BlackOrange

  3. Deb - Pink Pig commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 12:37pm

    The color blue has now become an accent color in our home…thanks to my husband. When we first married and bought our first home – my husband wanted a blue bedroom. It was a color i never thought about, as i love warm earth tones… However, now in our farmhouse i am using the shade of blue through the house. We painted the floors in the guest bedroom upstairs a fantastic shade of blue and we are using blue slate tiles in our kitchen renovation. Love the photo’s and thanks for sharing.

  4. AnnOnandOn commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 2:00pm

    Tiffany & Co. …. and it makes me smile.
    AnnOnandOn´s last blog post ..Tuesday- The Burning Question

  5. karina commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 2:01pm

    I would use turquoise blue everywhere, i love that hue.
    karina´s last blog post ..Artist home

  6. Cathy commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 2:33pm

    Blue, particularly that beautiful aqua is my signature color. There is something so tranquil about it. Love the bedroom and the bathroom.

  7. Design Elements commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 2:34pm

    I love that hue! lovely greetings
    Design Elements´s last blog post ..An der Wand – On the wall

  8. Eva Ricci Fine Art Photography commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 2:44pm

    OMG I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!
    Such a calming color.
    Eva Ricci Fine Art Photography´s last blog post ..Sea

  9. erin commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 2:45pm

    I used to consider blue to be one of my least favorite colors. It has somehow crept it’s way into my home and is now one of my favorites! It’s not cold like I thought it would be- instead, I find it to be very welcoming.
    erin´s last blog post ..Fire Pit Round Two

  10. Eva Ricci Fine Art Photography commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 2:45pm

    Holly, I wanted to paint my vestibule in Tiffany Blue…unfortunately I have a husband that put a big damper on that choice …sniff sniff
    Eva Ricci Fine Art Photography´s last blog post ..Sea

  11. Stacey commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 2:57pm

    Refreshing! Love this post! XX
    Stacey´s last blog post ..Things…

  12. Sandy commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 5:23pm

    Love the images. Looks really soothing. Great info as usual.
    Sandy´s last blog post ..Charlotte Ronson Shanghai

  13. Christine commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 5:36pm

    I love that first image – the teal blue with the white is perfection!!
    Christine´s last blog post ..DIY- Necklace Holder

  14. Jess @ Reclaimed Marketplace commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 6:36pm

    There is nothing better than Tiffany Blue!

  15. Nicole | blue bicicletta commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 6:50pm

    oh, beautiful, peaceful rooms! Blue brings to mind peace, expansive skies, possibility—the wide wide ocean, nature, air. I love blue, and can’t wait to be in a more permanent home so I can paint a little studio in blue.
    Nicole | blue bicicletta´s last blog post ..Finding a Job that Jives with your Creative Practice

  16. Lauren commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 6:54pm

    I think blue is great! My favorite is “porcelain blue”!

    I have used it throughout our home with neutrals and love it! I find it very calming, peaceful and sophisticated.

    I love those pretty blue chairs over that black & white chevron striped rug. And that wall with the antique white iron bed looks amazing!
    Lauren´s last blog post ..Better than your average apple a day

  17. alison commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 7:25pm

    I’m currently decorating my bedroom in my new apartment and baby blue is my theme color! I love seeing how others pair it different colors to create different atmospheres.

    P.S. The chandelier over the bathtub is too cute! I’m looking for a small chandelier to add to my window in my bedroom that would be white/possibly with hints of blue
    alison´s last blog post ..Bedroom Phase 1 Yard Sale Items- Sanding- Painting

  18. Tine commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 7:35pm

    When I redecorated our bedroom in spring, I used blue of one of the walls – and I haven´t regret it for a single moment! It is a darker blue than theese images, but I think I just love any shades of blue :-)
    (You can see the blue wall in my bedroom here if you like:

  19. Shannon commented
    October 13th, 2010 at 10:09pm

    Airiness, coolness, simplicity, relaxing, serenity, refreshing, rejuvenating. These are some of the things I think about when I think of the color blue…:)
    Shannon´s last blog post ..And we have a winner!

  20. Kristie commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 12:13am

    My living room is close to the shade in the first picture and my dining room is a shade darker. I love it. It makes me happy just walking through the door after a long day at work.

  21. jb commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 12:29am

    looove the color blue – though bigger question, where is that amazing rug from in pic 3 (the zig zag)!?!?! love love love it.

  22. PriscilaPetersDecor commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 1:11am

    Wow, stunning bedroom(first image)!!! Nice toucg of blue…
    PriscilaPetersDecor´s last blog post ..Sweet petson furniture

  23. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 3:51am

    Ah…I love blue so much. These rooms are all so lovely. I use it ever chance I get & it always makes me feel calm. The ocean, the sky…things I always think about when I think of blue.
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Wednesday- Wow

  24. mandy commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 4:17am

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
    mandy´s last blog post ..weeehhhhdness day

  25. Bianca commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 5:39am

    When I think of blue for the home, I immediately imagine a duck egg blue and white beach cottage or the beautiful fresh blues you see in a lot of images of Greece.

  26. priscilla commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 9:19am

    I always wanted to be a ‘green’ person (I think it is the Martha Stewart infleuence) but recently realised that in every house I have ever lived in I have painted at least one wall (or room) blue. I’m a blue person!

  27. Melissa Allam commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 6:15pm

    Blue is my favorite color for the bedroom. It’s very calming to me. I’ve tried other colors in the bedroom, but always go back to blue. Usually lighter blues in turqoise shades. These rooms are very pretty.

  28. Mitzi Curi commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 7:27pm

    My mother has a great sense of style and turquoise is her favorite color. She says is has a lot of “life” in it. I have to agree. I love blue/green, aqua, and turquoise paired with vintage chippy white painted furniture. And of course I like robin’s egg blue too….a very soothing shade.
    Mitzi Curi´s last blog post ..Dolled Up Vintage Suitcases

  29. catina jane commented
    October 14th, 2010 at 7:46pm

    my bedroom is a soft modern blue and it makes me feel cozy and bright. i love the look of crisp white sheets and curtains against the blue hue of the walls.. you can see a small photo of my bedroom here :
    not the best photo but you get the idea of what I’m talking about :)
    i also love robin’s egg blue and I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect shade for another room in my home..
    the first and last photos you post! oh my! Delicious!

  30. Lauren commented
    October 15th, 2010 at 2:43am

    Hi Holly!

    I’m the web editor for Style at Home and subscribe to your e-mail updates. I was so happy to see our mag featured on your amazing blog!

    As for me, I like pops of Tiffany blue in throw pillows or tinted blue glass bottles with a single bunch of white hydrangea. The rest of my house is mainly white and grey, so the blue definitely stands out.

  31. Dar commented
    October 15th, 2010 at 6:14pm

    I love blue, especially with a grey or turquoise cast, or a deep, inky color. We have blue in our bedroom, a very light & airy grey-ish blue, paired with linen & dusky browns. I find it very relaxing.
    Dar´s last blog post ..cardboard cameras

  32. monica of hola!design commented
    October 16th, 2010 at 4:58am

    I’m actually thinking of painting my bedroom walls, and I’ve decided to go with a light blue because I think it’s soothing. I’m gonna add some yellow (curtains and bedding) to make it pop, add some light and make me feel happy during the upcoming winter. Thank you for the tip, I never heard of Style at Home Mag and it’s gorgeous!
    Good luck in Morocco!
    monica of hola!design´s last blog post ..Candy Lettering

  33. deneise bucko commented
    October 16th, 2010 at 5:22am

    I’m love a little hint of blue. Don’t think I could get the nerve to do a whole wall.

  34. Alexandra commented
    October 16th, 2010 at 3:38pm

    Aahhh just the post I needed as I’m repainting my apartment today from bright peach to aqua blue! I was actually on the fence but this post just reinvigorated me! Thank you!!

  35. Emily commented
    October 16th, 2010 at 10:38pm

    K- I don’t swoon easily, but these are gorgeous! I think the first one is my fave and I love the chandelier:)
    Emily´s last blog post ..Autumn Inspiration

  36. Sarah commented
    October 16th, 2010 at 11:03pm

    I just talked with my designer and we settled on a gray blue for the living room and I can’t be happier! The blue will calm down my red accents, which is exactly how I want to feel in my living space: calm! Thank you for your post and your pictures.

  37. Pat langley commented
    October 17th, 2010 at 3:09am

    I have blue in every room of my home; also wear it a lot. it makes me feel good. My dishes are blue and white; the ones we use and the ones on display. The sky is blue, the sea is blue. I see a little blue in almost everything. Thank you for the blue post.
    Pat langley´s last blog post ..Music

  38. Paula Jo @ Garden Accents commented
    October 18th, 2010 at 7:21pm

    I just love blues, and my livingroom is a very light blue, with some darker blue chairs. It’s a soothing color, and I love the pictures you have posted. Blue is easy to decorate with, and just about goes with any other colors.

  39. Interior Designing Pune commented
    October 19th, 2010 at 8:21am

    Great work..
    Lovely it

  40. Ashley H commented
    October 19th, 2010 at 5:29pm

    BEAUTIFUL blues! Thanks, holly! I especially love the small dining area. How great are those chairs with the rug? Ahhh… :)

  41. artinox commented
    October 21st, 2010 at 11:33am

    Hugely fascinating project!

  42. Kiddlebug commented
    October 21st, 2010 at 9:25pm

    I have been trying to convince my other half to paint the bedroom blue for awhile. I love Bird’s Egg by Benjamin Moore.
    I am also a fan of Style at Home and have been a regular subscriber for years. My only problem is that I don’t ever want to recycle them!
    Kiddlebug´s last blog post ..Wish List Wednesday

  43. Hannah commented
    October 22nd, 2010 at 9:43pm

    Beautiful collection! Is that a Papaya print in the second image?

  44. BagOfTags commented
    October 24th, 2010 at 7:21am

    These blues are stunning!! What a beautiful collection!
    BagOfTags´s last blog post ..Handmade Christmas Gift Tags Vintage Style Happy Holidays – Set Of 6

  45. Didi commented
    October 24th, 2010 at 1:57pm

    I just LOVE blue!
    Especially light blue, duck shell, turkooise and grey blue hues.
    At home I have both blue statement pieces (the kitchen, a chair, two small tables) as small details (candles, blue glass, blue pottery, blankets) all in slightly different shades. This combined with a light greyish woorden floor, white walls and ceiling and some accents in grey makes my home feel like holiday everyday!

  46. Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea commented
    April 4th, 2011 at 11:30pm

    Love blue (and white)…have been doing lots of shopping for little blue accents lately and this post is divine! Have a great week. (found you on Home Decor News)

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