Are You Noticing Blue?

It seems I am seeing blue everywhere  – looks like I wasn’t paying attention when they were forecasting color trends –

From Pantone Color Institute

Spring and summer naturally evoke feelings of
calm ocean waters and tranquil beach vacations
in cool, vibrant, tropical Turquoise. This soothing
hue from the blue-green family conjures feelings
of escape, especially when paired with Amparo
. With more warmth than the typical spring
navy, this particular shade of blue is extremely
appealing because of its brighter, more energetic

Sherwin Williams STIR edition Talks Turquoise

… Now the color turquoise is a mainstay of both interior decorating and fashion, even when it’s not a blazing-hot trend, as it is at the moment. Turquoise can enhance traditional Southwestern themes, or lend youthful, funky, soothing or refreshing details to a room, depending on the tint and companion colors used with it. The versatile blue-green hue pairs surprisingly well with many colors, with delightful results: Recently, designs are popping up using turquoise in combination with lime green, purple and chocolate brown, to name just a few.

I noticed it last time I was over at House Beautiful

Miles Redd lacquered walls in Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue

Benjamin Moore Blue Skies

Balanced Living Room using blue, coral and white

Youthful Blue

Seaside Living Room

Aren’t these hand painted doors beautiful?

Designed by Babs Watkins, Julie Watkins Baker, and Eleanor Cummings

Julie Watkins Baker explains,

We like the way you can imagine all the different lives a piece has led by seeing the different coats of color. That was the appeal of reusing antique doors with layers of patina…

Designed by Babs Watkins, Julie Watkins Baker, and Eleanor Cummings

Designed by Babs Watkins, Julie Watkins Baker, and Eleanor Cummings

Designed by Babs Watkins, Julie Watkins Baker, and Eleanor Cummings

Shades of blue seemed to appear everywhere – linens, accessories, furniture, walls – in the last Horchow catalog –

Love this bedding –

More shades of blue-

Better Homes and Gardens

Traditional Home

The blue wall on the left?  A mural scene –

Traditional Home

Burnham Design

When it comes to blue, I favor aqua/turquoise like this glass bead sample I created –

or this softer steel blue grey master bedroom focal wall I plastered and beeswax’d –

Are you a blue fan?


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