Color Inspiration

Get the Look: Blue + White Pattern

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

This spring Pantone’s Classic Blue is among the lineup of featured colors and in the latest House Beautiful Egyptian Blue was in the spotlight. The names for shades of blue are endless and the blue and white pairing is very on trend in both fashion and interiors, while block print, indigo dye, and shibori patterns continue to be popular in textiles.

west elm blue floral

 

naeem khan fall 2015

 

da blue white

west elm / style.com / dash and albert

  

The blue and white combo is a classic! Instead of simple solids, consider these fresh patterned favorites for decorating around your home this season:

 

blue and white for the home

 

splatter lamps / origami pillow / dreambirds vase / indigo octagon pillow / chinoiserie knob / bistro stool / geo tray and bowl / school of fish linens / scribble curtain / trellis plates / ayla pillow / medallion rug

You’ll hear no complaints from me, the blue and white pairing will always be a favorite!

Decorating with Analogous Color

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Today let’s continue with the color mixing series! I’ve featured examples of decorating with monochromatic color and decorating with complementary color recently, today the focus is on analogous color mixing. Analogous colors are those adjacent to each other on the color wheel and these examples below show this method of mixing color is another no fail way to combine hues in successful pairings by partnering your color of choice with its closest neighbor.

Using complementary colors often adds energy to a space because your mixing opposites on the color wheel, a cool color with a hot/warm one. Decorating with analogous colors can either create a soothing space when the hues are pale, muted, or cool tones, or the technique can be invigorating when the analogous combinations are bold, saturated, or hot colors.

A popular analogous color combination is blue and green, the colors reminiscent of the sea, sky, and the botanicals we are drawn to in the great outdoors.  

blue and green bedroom

jennifer flanders

blue and green dining room

better homes & gardens

blue and green sitting room

rachel reider

blue and green sitting room bhg

better homes & gardens

blue and green living room

bowley builders

Violet sits on the other side of blue as its neighbor so shades of purple or lavender always play well with blue hues.

lavender and blue bedroom

amanda nisbet

 

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