Maybe it’s because it’s summer… but right now I’m completely smitten by blue and white color combinations.
In fact, the other day I looked outside at my dark wicker patio set with the blue cushions and I thought, hmmm…
Boring brown. Drab feeling.
So I went out, bought some white spray paint, and voila..
Instant blue and white in my patio and the white wicker change made me so darn happy.
Isn’t it fascinating how color affects our mood?
Today I thought I would keep this cheery feeling going, so I’m sharing some of my favorite blue and white photos with you. Here’s one of my favorite designers. I love Holly’s rooms and these bold drapes are calling my name. Well actually, I love everything about this photo.
Someone asked me about my fabric for my white chairs…well here it is… blue and white ticking. It’s simple and classic. Only right now my chair seats are one of my unfinished projects. I bought some foam for the new seats that was too thick and have you ever tried cutting foam with scissors? It’s not pretty.
But I promise to share my outdoor table and chairs when I’m done.
Isn’t Miss Mustard Seed’s room fresh and airy looking?
If you notice a calming effect when you’re around a lot of blue apparently you’re not imagining it; blue has actually been shown to reduce blood pressure and heart rate.
This is another one of my quirky loves…stripes! Only in this photo I don’t know what I’m loving more, the lively chest, the red exterior woodwork or that adorable pooch.
Because blue represents the ocean and the sky it’s considered to have expansive properties, which means that when you paint a room blue it often makes the room feel larger.
This is one of my favorite bedrooms….
People who love blue tend to dislike confrontations and are often the diplomats in disagreements. Does this describe you?
Sky Blue promotes fantasy and imagination…
(my friend Lori posted this.. for lots more prettiness visit her HERE)
This is the color I painted my buffet that sits in my dining room. It’s still one of my favorite DIY projects.
Azure Blue is the favorite color of people who are content with life, those who have the attitude that “the journey is better than the destination.”
When you look at the things you collect, the color of the pillows you keep buying or the clothes that you feel good in…
which colors are you consistently drawn to…?
I’m partying with these friends: