The Blues…

After my collection of inspiration last week featuring pink as an accent colour for my newly decorated grey rooms, I also wanted to explore blue. I already have a bit of blue, albeit subtle, in the aforementioned rooms and I find it a calming colour. I also love flashes of unexpectedly bold or bright turquoise, sea and peacock blues but find it can be a bit cold when used en masse.

It was hard to find images that weren’t of blue rooms or walls, (although a few have sneaked in here,) but where blue was the accent, be that with soft or hard furnishings, art work, flooring or accessories, but I’ve gathered a collection that I love and am slowly honing my vision for the two rooms.

Let us begin the tour…

I love this bright turquoise chair in an otherwise neutral room. And who doesn’t want one of these gorgeous SMEG retro fridges? I love the pop of blue against this elegantly rustic kitchen.

Clearly, most of us don’t have artfully distressed walls, but the subdued blue upholstered bed frame is easily reproducible, or perhaps you like your blues soft – perfect for a classic bedroom in duck egg and dove grey.

I’m looking for accents and am completely in love with this pair of lamps against the dark backdrop and warm natural woods. Or how about a vibrant silk cushion – super cheap and striking against this shades-of-grey high design living space

It’s all about the dining chairs again with these velvet upholstered numbers looking very elegant. I wish I had a dining room this chic…

How about accenting the walls like in this simple bathroom with grey-brown walls and a band of turquoise above picture rail level? And I love how the print in this image stands out against the walls of a similar shade.

I wish I had the confidence to use a rug with a pattern like this one, (or just be lucky enough to find one!) or maybe artwork is the answer like these graphic prints.

Or for a bit of rustic chic, if that’s more your thing, I love the pop of this bright blue shelf laden with finds, or the coloured glass of these old blue bottles filled with toning blooms.

Now it’s time to hear your thoughts. Is blue a better accent for you?


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7 thoughts on “The Blues…

  1. I am loving the blues, those dining chairs are beauties! There is a posh meeting room we sometimes use at work that has amazing velvet flocked chairs in a dark moody navy with the flockness in brighter blue. I need them but have yet to work out how to smuggle 8 chairs down a flight of stairs and out past the security guard!!

    We are looking to move soon-ish and your decorating / room diy features are making me really look forward to having a new space to do up 😀 x

      • Hahaha! When my boss brought up any other business at the end of the meeting I asked if everyone could just take a chair with them when they left, I thought that the security man would think that we were supposed to be leaving with the chairs if all 8 of us came down with one 😀

  2. I love love love blue has always been my fave colour am currently sat with a blue cardigan, top and beads on I dont care if they are not matchy matchy I love em all and excuse the pun but they cheer me up when I have the blues. Need an emerald green post next rebecca 😉 xx

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