Love this breezy look. How could you not be relaxed in a space like this? If this room were an outfit, maybe it would translate into something similar to this.
Love that subtle pop of blue.
I find that when life gets extremely busy, I instinctively turn to pale blue. It calms and collects me. Maybe that’s why I chose to make our entry and master bedroom light blue?
Speaking of busy, this week is pretty packed. I have a little one home sick today, a styling job with a tight deadline, countless after-school commitments and an incredibly busy weekend ahead. So I’m feeling the pressure as well as a strong desire to surround myself with soft blues.
This is probably a great time to share with you a few of my favorite shades of light blue. Maybe you’re thinking about a painting project for a special room in your house. If so, here are three soft blues that will calm the nerves while adding a perfect touch of elegance to your abode.
Note: these paint sample pics look a little muckier here than they do in person.
- Let’s start with Ben Moore’s # 709 Heavenly Blue. It’s soft and calming, but offers enough color to keep you interested. Not the least bit dull, despite this image. I could see this in a dining room with long linen curtains, a rich mahogany table and nailhead trimmed wingbacks.
- Next we have a good ole’ reliable and favorite, Benjamine Moore’s HC-144 Palladian Blue. This is lighter than the blue above and has great versatility to it. Could be a great shade in a kitchen, baby nursery, living room, hallway or luscious on cabinets!
- Last, but not least, we have Benjamin Moore’s #458 Sage Tint. Although this has a more green undertone to it than the other two light blues, it reads almost a soft robin’s egg blue when up on the walls. It’s just more of a “mystery blue” because of those grey/green undertones. There’s also great versatility with this color, in the sense that you can punch it up to feel more blue or pair it with neutrals or chocolates to give it a grey quality. It’s great option for anyone who’s a little leery of working with cooler blue tones but still wants a subtle blue feeling.
Hope this gave you a few painting ideas. Moral of the story? It’s a good thing to surround yourself with calming colors.