I think we're due for another installation of a color case study. Today I'm focusing on one of my favorites - blues. I never used to be big into blues, but I'm really drawn to them nowadays. Shocker, right? I mean, take a glimpse at my paint colors, and that's pretty obvious.
The more I work with blues, the more I realize and appreciate what a great neutral they can be. Think about it - pair a blue with orange, green, red or yellow, whether a bright or muted hue, and it works. Never mind how well it plays with neutrals - a navy with a gray - true love.
Mysterious - Benjamin Moore
Certain shades of blue emit such a feeling of tranquility, I think that's part of their draw and appeal.
Stony Brook - Benjamin Moore
Iceberg - Benjamin Moore
Woodlawn Blue - Benjamin Moore
Bold hues of blue are equally striking. This peacock blue is just fantastic, isn't it?
Jade Garden - Benjamin Moore
Windsurf - Behr
Tropicana Cabana - Benjamin Moore
Restoration Hardware - Dusk
Cedar Grove - Benjamin Moore
There's always the option to take the color to the cabinets. These laundry room cabinets are the same color that I have on my family room walls- Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. (The wall color is Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware - looks much more muted next to the Palladian Blue, doesn't it?) Silver Sage is also a timeless color that I featured on my Go Green Color Spotlight. Love it.
Totally different feel on the cabinets vs. the walls.
This bathroom vanity is actually Wrought Iron by Martha Stewart. It reads a bit navy as well. What a stunner!
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And let's not forget blue as an exterior paint color option.
Naval - Sherwin Williams
Blue Note - Benjamin Moore
Make sure to pay a visit to The Creativity Exchange today. I'm talking about fresh front door colors!
Have a great day!