Jun 8, 2010

Blue, beautiful blue...

Blue in every hue - rich peacock, shimmery aqua,
deepest inky midnight-blue,
the palest, barely-there duck egg blue.
I love every single shade of this magic colour.
(The image above is just too wonderful - they really
experimented with colour combinations in the 60s,
& this photo proves that blue and green 
should be seen, unlike the old ditty...)
The aqua blue tiles in Carrie's apartment in
Sex and The City 2 movie are right on trend - touches
of blue adding a punch of sparkle
and dreaminess to crisp white and rich dark timbers.

The beautiful tiles are from a 1950s design,
still made by Heath Ceramics.


They have also been used to stunning effect 
in the Maritime Hotel, in New York, to serenade 
a doorway in a blaze of turquoise...




Not surprising to see that blue
- in particular turquoise blue -
is the Pantone colour of the year for 2010.
 Because it is turning up everywhere!


Turquoise is more of a greenish-tinged blue...
a bit like this gorgeous dining room made sultry,
with melted chocolate walls/ ceiling trimmed
with crisp white icing details... Edible really.
The palest of powder blues,
in the Kelly Wearstler designed Bergdorf Goodman Hotel,
is nostalgic for the glamour of the 1950s
in a Grace Kelly/ To Catch a Thief inspired way.

The Peacock is a bird which takes blue
to a new level - all the hues of blue
each trying to outdo themselves...

A glazed, high-shine peacock blue wall in a 
living room adds depth to the room. 

Huka Lodge (in New Zealand) uses a rich layering
of blues in their lobby, set off with crisp white
but also flashes of green and orange,
to create a lively yet warm space.
What a dreamy place for a holiday....
Frank Roop has used pale timbers
to set off various shades of baby blue + turquoise
in this kitchen and lobby wall.
Baby blue glass tiles for a 
nautical theme in a bathroom.
And for the last word, a rich, majestic Royal Blue 
simply simmers with sultry intrigue in
this Gunkelman Flesher design.

Blue is such a beautiful colour,
that it never really goes out of style either, does it?

4 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous - beautiful images. SK.

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  2. I inherited some fabulous peacock blue silk 1960s bucket chairs...you're right--they'll never go out of style.

    sallie kate :)

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  3. Hi Sallie Kate,

    Oh wow are you lucky! They sound quite fabulous.

    I am VERY jealous!

    Cheerio, Virginia

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