Thursday, February 3, 2011

Do You Have the Blues?

Blue is on the cool side of the color wheel, right next to purple {my fav, hello!} It's a color that will sooth the soul.  Reminding one of the sea, sky, nature, and rushing rivers.  It's the color of intelligence and confidence.  It makes walls recede, creating the allusion of a bigger space.  A funny tidbit I learned about blue is that it's the most unappetizing color.  In fact, if you ever go to a salad bar or buffet table, a lot of the time they will strategically give you blue plates so you'll automatically not take as much food, because you're not as hungry just by looking at the plate! HA!
What do you think about blue?  Let's take a look at time of my favorite blue spaces...

1. Gray Blue...and LOTS of it:

2. Blue as a feature wall/accent color:

3. White walls with blue glass, pillows, chairs and curtains as accents:


{YES PLEASE to that floor!}


3. Navy blue walls, accenting the beautiful white trim and molding:


4. Light blue
I love how the blue drops down onto the top of the wall, almost like molding.


5. Blue porch ceiling:
Did you know that this keeps bugs from swarming around on your porch??


6. Or do you despise blue in the home but love looking at it outside:
{Amazing home for sale in Orange County, CA, looking over Newport Beach}

So, your thoughts? Do you have it in your home? Do tell!

Last reminder that tomorrow is:


Take pictures of yourself in an outfit you wore this week. Either get creative or just take a mirror shot! It can be your favorite outfit or the outfit that is most YOU. Show off your style.  Do a post about it and link up to my post.  You can use the graphic above in your post to let others know where the party's at! {I just ended that sentence in a preposition. Oops.} The link will open Thursday night and I'll leave it open until Sunday night.  I'm SO looking forward to seeing everyone's outfits! Oh, and if you have tips and tricks with hair, don't be afraid to show off those, too!!  Next week I'll feature some of my favs on my blog (: {with your permission, of course} Questions or comments? E-mail me or comment away.

Happy Thursday, lovelies!

Love and Blue

30 comments:

  1. Ohhh Newport...my hometown! If only our house was the amazing!!! Love the blues inspiration! xo

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  2. I LOVE blue in a home. pictures number 1 and 6 are my favorite.I think blue is so peaceful and classy.

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  3. I LOVE BLUE TOO! I love the navy blue with white molding picture and the bathroom as well. I love how it drops down. I agree with Megan, I think it is so peaceful.

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  4. I am a blue girl through and through. I don't even realize it then I step back and look at my decor... yep lots of blue!

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  5. Love blue! We have it as accents in our home. Love it mixed with chocolate brown!!

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  6. Blue is one of my fav. colors.

    Our sofa and loveseat are blue. About the same shade as the sofa chairs in the 3rd pic down.

    I also have blue eyes :)

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  7. I sleep better in a blue room =)

    The home my hubs and I are renting while the USMC contemplates our fate is suuuuuper blue. Blue bedrooms (x2) blue bathrooms (x3) and I envision that they filled their home with tons of blue accessories!

    There is also a lot of peach.. I dont love that as much. bleh.

    Did I forget to mention tacky blue carpet? not the pretty kind. Boo!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  8. I'm a blue kinda gal! My bedroom and bathroom are different shades of gray blue.

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  9. I am such a blue girl. Our bedroom is a gray blue and it's my favorite spot to relax. Cut party idea . . might have to join!

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  10. Love this color scheme!!! So pretty!

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  11. my family room is pretty much blue....love this ;))

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  12. Just found your blog from a sorta fairytale...wow! Such great info! I have lots of blue in my home, walls, accents, etc. Its always been my favorite.

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  13. I found you through Mandy @ A Sorta Fairytale...love your sweet blog! Consider yourself followed! ♡

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  14. Aw yes, I remember the color theory class. I too found that interesting. They even did a study by putting blue food coloring in food like baked potatoes and most people wouldn't touch it!

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  15. my favorite is the first one. I love a blue gray, so sophisticated. We had it in our bathroom at our old house with white cabinets and trim :)

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  16. So since blue is unappetizing, I definitely want a blue dining room. Yes? No? ;) Definitely a blue bedroom though, mmm soothing...

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  17. I am definitely a blue girl! It's my favorite color... and it's in practically every room in our apartment in some form. I really love aquas and gray blues. They might be my favorite.

    That's really interesting about it being unappetizing. Maybe I should invest in some blue dinner plates?!

    Thanks for the post!

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  18. I'm DYING over these images ...and your blog - seriously LOVE!!! xx.

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  19. Hey! My good friend Mandy just took the most beautiful pictures of you! You are so pretty! :)
    I just wanted to stop by and say hello!
    -Lindsi

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  20. your sweet comment just totally made my day. I love that you and Meg were talking about me..amazing! haha. I LOVE your blog and am SO happy to have "met" such amazing, inspiring, and encouraging bloggers like you. When I get back to the states I seriously think we need to plan a blogger retreat weekend meet up. for reals.

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  21. the bathroom is my favorite!! i seem to love all the bathroom color pics you find :)

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  22. wow i love those striped floors! that is amazing! =) great post!!

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  23. Oooh I'm loving this: "It's the color of intelligence and confidence." :)
    That blue glass and pillows against the white walls - Perfection! <3<3

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  24. I love the room with the blue floral drapes. So pretty.

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  25. Gorgeous photos and yes I have lots of blues in every room! and I just ordered new blue pillows! Thanks for stopping by I love your blog!

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  26. oh blue--it is definitely my go to color. So pretty and serene~ and so many fabulous shades! love all your gorgeous picts!

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  27. I would paint every room in my house a gray/blue!

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  28. I love your color posts!! Blue is not one of my favorite colors, but I do love it in a room. Our guest bedroom is done in brown and blue. It is very relaxing.

    How funny that they give you blue plates so you won't eat as much!!

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  29. Great inspiration photos.

    In the south a porch ceiling is painted "haint" blue to keep the ghosts away from your home!

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  30. Love all the blue inspiration! That bathroom is divine and could totally work for my own bathroom! Really love the blue porch ceiling too, it seems so southern to me.

    And, holy crap, I have blue plates?!?! Sadly, I don't think its helping me eat less...

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