Ask anyone who knows me what my favourite colour is and they will probably give you the same answer…blue! Ever since I can remember, I have loved blue in all its forms. I even had navy blue bridesmaid dresses at my wedding. I have decorated with blue in all of my homes with varying degrees of success and in recent years, the lighter, greener shades of blue seem to have been increasingly popular as home decor choices. My current favourite blues to decorate with are the duck egg shades that are so versatile and calming as well as the greyer tones and powdery shades which are perfect for creating a relaxed, cool environment which works equally well for living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms.
We decorated our living room back in 2008 with a duck egg shade which I still absolutely love. It is definitely my favourite room in the home in which to relax and unwind.
To be honest, I could happily decorate my entire home with various shades of blue and having scoured the internet for inspiration, I just might!
Look at this sophisticated room featured on the blog ‘House of Turquoise’
I’m a little bit upset at how much nicer this looks than my own living room!! Maybe I shouldn’t have put those images so close together!
Moving on…I also love this more ‘shabby chic’ lounge which embraces the ‘pretty’ and teams a pale duck egg with floral patterns and touches of pink. Always a winning combination in my book.
How about this beautiful bedroom which uses the classic combination of pale blue and white but mixes in some dark wood which looks so classy?
I think this colour works so well in a bedroom, it is so soothing and relaxing. It makes me want to run upstairs right now and start stripping wall-paper!
This Laura Ashley bedroom keeps the duck-egg colour within the accessories but I love it just as much and how fabulous is that light fitting?! (Get saving for that one though, it’s £375!!)
How about introducing some blue into the kitchen? I love the idea of using the colour on the walls with cream or white units. It adds a fabulous pop of colour without having to commit to coloured units.
Having said that, I would love to have the courage to use colour on the units themselves. This colourful kitchen is almost enough to convince me…
What do you think? Are you crazy for the colour blue? Do these pictures make you want to take a paint brush to every room in your house? While you ponder, let me just throw a few last ideas into the mix.
Anyone else planning to decorate with duck egg any time soon? Maybe you have just finished creating your blue dream-room. Send me your pictures, I would love to hear about it. We are planning some big(ish!) changes around here. (Finally managed to get the hubby on-board with some updates I want to make!) Maybe I can convince him that blue is just the colour for our new space?!
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