Moody Blues (Part 1): Pairing Blue With Color
I love color! As a child, my crayon box was one of my favorite possessions. I loved the giant boxes that had a multitude of various colors (that is, before my brother insisted on breaking them all in half!). I loved stroking those on a piece of paper and wondering why they called one blue-green and the other green-blue. However, after I colored with each, it became quite evident that there was indeed a distinct difference between the two. In fact, as a professional interior designer I now know that there is an entire spectrum of blues… And at the moment, I am absolutely living and decorating in a lovely “blue haze”!
First, let’s consider blue in general. Blue can be one of the most peaceful, soothing colors for a room. Blue is classic and is elegant. It pairs well with a few colors that are winners every time. It also mixes well with other shades of blue. Two designers that I admire, who can really “do blue,” are Miles Redd and Bunny Williams. Ralph Lauren is also a master of blue.
Blue always works well with white. It is classic and crisp.
When mixed with cream, blue provides a tremendous calming effect.
With green, blue becomes restful and is a perfect choice for bedrooms and homes by the sea.
With yellow, blue is perky and fun!
Have you decorated using blue? If so, send me some photos! I would love to see them!
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