As an individual who loves inside design, there’s a factor I’ve observed over time. There are specific design parts you’ll preserve coming again to over and over. It may very well be wallpaper, a sort of flooring, a chunk of furnishings, or, on this case, a paint colour.
For years, I’ve frequently returned to a form of mild blue paint colour. I’ve wished to make use of it as the first colour in a number of rooms, each on this dwelling and our previous one, however it hasn’t come to fruition but. Recently, I’ve observed it increasingly in designs I like.
At present I’m sharing why I’m so drawn to this mild blue paint colour, the place I’ve thought of utilizing it, and the place I’d use it in our dwelling sooner or later.
Why I’m so drawn to this mild blue colour
I bear in mind one of many first occasions (but not *the* first) I used to be taken by this mild blue paint colour. The 12 months was 2019. The colour was in a kitchen crammed with honey oak wooden accents, featured in Architectural Digest. The way in which the honey oak and blue paired collectively felt so distinctive and timeless. Seeing it on this context gave me such a visceral feeling and I instantly knew I wished to make use of it in my very own design. (Be aware: Upon additional inspection of the unique article, it seems the cabinetry colour is definitely grey, though it seems blue to me within the picture under!)
After I dig just a little deeper into what I felt upon seeing it, I notice there’s one thing so acquainted about this colour. It’s an ideal stability of heat and funky, with loads of white undertones, resulting in a colour that’s each calming and joyful.
The sunshine blue sunroom that by no means was
The primary place I actually thought of utilizing this colour was in the sunroom of our earlier dwelling. I wished to apply it to the partitions, trim, and ceiling. I even had our designer create a mockup of this software for us (proven under). In a sunroom, design parts consistently evolve based mostly on the angle of the daylight. There’s one thing about this that invitations you to have a distinct expertise than in different areas of a house. I believe colour is usually a great solution to lean into this distinctive high quality.
I lately discovered the e-mail thread the place our McDonald Reworking designer, Alisa, and I went forwards and backwards about utilizing both mild blue OR mild pink (Setting Plaster by Farrow & Ball, to be actual) within the sunroom. I used to be already leaning towards utilizing extra colour in our earlier dwelling’s design, regardless that I in the end grew to become a bit overwhelmed by the considered it and determined to go along with the colour we’d already used on the primary flooring (White Dove by Benjamin Moore). It was so enjoyable to revisit these design conversations with Alisa. She fully GOT what I wished for the house.
I believe this goes to indicate you the potential lifespan of a design ingredient you actually LOVE. Years later, I’m nonetheless fascinated by what that room would have regarded like had I gone with my intestine.
I believe this goes to indicate you the potential lifespan of a design ingredient you actually LOVE. Years later, I’m nonetheless fascinated by what that room would have regarded like had I gone with my intestine. I’m right here fascinated by this mild blue paint colour once more and I’ve already used Setting Plaster in my dwelling in a number of rooms (on the trim within the entryway and guest room). White Dove was not a foul alternative—it was a terrific alternative! However that sunroom might have been one thing fully totally different. It additionally helps illustrate why we have been already primed to embrace daring colours after we moved into our present dwelling.
The place I’d use a light-weight blue paint colour in our present dwelling
I’ve thought of—and am at the moment contemplating—utilizing this mild blue paint colour in varied rooms in our dwelling. Once we did our kitchen remodel, I used to be drawn to utilizing it on the cupboards, however we in the end went a distinct route. Proper now, as I’m fascinated by broader design updates in our basement, I believe it may very well be enjoyable to make use of this colour in what’s the current playroom. This playroom could finally change into a secondary visitor room. It has no home windows and I believe bringing a playful colour to the partitions can be a enjoyable solution to rework the house.
The ironic factor is that as I used to be writing, I noticed I have used mild blue in our dwelling. It’s simply not within the full-scale software I’d initially envisioned. We painted our dining room chairs the colour (Aleutian by Sherwin Williams) I’ve been drawn to for therefore lengthy. We additionally pulled in the same blue colour within the eating room rug (proven within the high picture). Because it seems, the belongings you’re drawn to have a method of exhibiting up in your life. Hold a watch out for extra makes use of of this colour in our dwelling sooner or later! I’ve little question it’s going to present up once more.