I love sunny days, everything is so vibrant. I’m not sure whether it was the blue skies or a post about Chefchaoen, Morocco on Web Urbanist, but something triggered the need to write a post about all things blue.
From Web Urbanist “Chefchaoen, founded in 1471, was once a refuge of Jews and converted Christians of Muslim heritage. They sought refuge in the safety of these mountains after the Spanish Reconquista in medieval times, a period in which Christian kingdoms retook Muslim-controlled areas of the Iberian peninsula. The town was painted the powder-blue of tekhelel, a natural dye made of shellfish. In the bible, Israelites are commanded to use this dye to color one of the threads of their prayer shawl.” If you want to see more picture head over to their blog.
While painting your entire house blue might be a bit further than your willing to go, blue is a fantastic colour in the home. It might be a calming cool colour, but depending on the shade it can be so much more.
When I moved into my first post-university shared house I decided to go with a blue and green theme. In my last house I shifted the blue and green influences to my lounge, and invested in this Ikea Karlstad sofa, which is incredibly comfortable – even to sleep on! And don’t be fooled by the ‘two seater’ part, it’s long enough for four bottoms, as long as they all know each other fairly well!
This Le Creuset starter set would certainly bring some blue into the kitchen. And the plates below would look gorgeous in any dining room, even though they are far to pretty to use.
Though I’m not a fan of neutrals on their own, they can work brilliantly to emphasise a splash of colour in a room. Demonstrated perfectly in this room.
Do you have any favourite blue items in your home? Do you have a blue room? Share your thoughts in the comments below.