color: part two

To finish up our previous discussion, the one color I’m always drawn to in my wardrobe is navy.  Love it and can never have enough.  When I think of navy, I think of elegance and grace.  Not a trendy shade nor one to draw too much attention to itself, navy is a classic shade that exudes a feeling of solidity and richness quite like no other.

Here is what the colorscope has to say about those of us who love navy:

Navy can certainly be a conservative choice, on the other hand, it can easily pop with the right burst of color.  A good navy dress can be a staple in your wardrobe for years.

navy dress + pop of color

Navy can also carry off a mod vibe when donned with a bold pattern.  Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who normally shied away from busy patterns, made quite a statement in this epic zig zag dress.  She’s walking alongside her sister, Lee, in 1970, who is wearing another one of my favorite looks – all white ; )


I also love that navy is a pervasive color in the equestrian world.  My very favorite saddle pad is navy with a white monogram…I’ve just about worn it out.


If you think you might like a presence of navy in your home, I strongly suggest painting a cozy spot in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy.  Back hallway, accent wall, entire study, bookshelves – the possibilities are endless.  You cannot go wrong.


paint hale navy

Remember this delicious room all lacquered up in navy?  It’s about the 27th time I’ve posted it, but it’s still slices me to the core.  Someday I’m going to have a shiny navy study…someday!


Speaking of classic style, prepare to meet a guest here on the blog who is a design celeb.  I’ll give you a hint, it’s just in time for Wednesday White.

Keep your eyes open!!

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  1. Lori H says:

    I love navy and white – so crisp!

  2. elizabeth says:

    My friend and I were just having a conversation this weekend about the color navy. We classified it as a great neutral because it goes with just about any color. I’m doing a wedding this weekend and the main color used is navy! She is using orange as pop of color. I absolutely adore the color white!!! When we were renovating our kitchen and we primed the walls, everything was white….the cabinetry, the walls. I loved it! It was so fresh and bright. I told my husband that maybe I just wanted to paint the walls white, but he nixed that idea and we compromised. He called it ‘Landlord White’ and didn’t understand why I would want white b/c when we rented we weren’t ever allowed to paint. Have a great week, Seleta!
    Your Kentucky friend,

  3. Annette says:

    Love the navy study. It looks very cozy and all the picture on the wall make it. Looking forward to Wednedsay White!

  4. Tricia White says:

    I love the first navy dress you posted. Hmmmm… JCrew? Gap?

  5. Tim Gunn says:

    Navy is truly the universally classic color and will always be en vogue. Kuddos for your photo editor. Most inspiring!

  6. Bethany says:

    What a gorgeous horse! Great room too. Fresh and inviting.

  7. Seleta says:

    Tricia, the navy dress is JCrew. Not sure if it’s current…


  8. Meghan Grace says:

    Navy…my all time favorite color-to wear and to decorate with! Beautiful! Navy is my forever black!

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