Tuesday, July 06, 2010

i've got the blues...

I've been re-thinking my house lately. Up until now, I have pretty much had a simple color palette--red, cream, and black...with a little soft yellow thrown in. My walls are a neutral, creamy tan. I love it, and still do. But then this little pretty came along...







I bought this a while back, and the blue color has really grown on me.
But it was lonely, being the only blue thing in my house.
So sad. Until...
...this little guy, who know keeps the pretty window company in my kitchen/family room area. I like how the two of them together make a lot more sense. And they are a lovely contrast to all the deep reds and blacks. It makes the whole feel more light and clean. Loving this as much as I did, I figured, why not try some more?





















I found these in the dollar (!!) section at Target, added the number rub-ons because I am a tad obsessed with numbers right now, and they now hold toys under a bench in the front room.


Then, my talented daughter was kind enough to paint a little beauty for me that had the blue in it...which I gave a place of importance on our bookshelves.
Now that the blue is here, it's like it always belonged.
What color might be missing from your house?

5 comments:

Beth said...

You make the blues look great. I love the painting.

~pollyanna said...

TOO darling! So, are you ready for our visit them? j/k

Kara said...

Gorgeous. Love Bri's painting!

Vern said...

I have been obsessed with this color for some time. I still love it but I'm ready for something different - loving tangerine. What do you think, too bold?

happy mommy said...

Hey Vern: go over to beckyhiggins.com and look at some of her color choices...she's using oranges and blues and it is pretty impressive!