Monday, June 7, 2010
As the summer heats up, I find myself conjuring up images of cool ocean waters... and the beautiful blues and greens that soothe the soul. What if we brought those hues indoors? Blue is the one of the hot new trends in color this season, I'm finding. Not only can blue make a warm space feel cooler, but it also has a calming effect that is universal. Since the most inexpensive way to change a room is a gallon of paint, get your paintbrushes and drop cloths ready. Benjamin Moore's Caribbean Breeze and Dolphin's Cove are two of my favorites-- check them out on BM's Virtual Fandeck. But you will also be inspired by these beautiful blue rooms, from Coastal Living, Elle Decor (be sure to check into the LookBook at ElleDecor.com), and House Beautiful.
Coastal Living, photo by J Savage Gibson
This cool green brings a little key lime pie to mind! Coastal Living, photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Aerin Lauder's kitchen--paint is not just for walls! Elle Decor, photo by Simon Upton
Georgia beach cottage, designed by Jim Howard in House Beautiful. Paint color is Benjamin Moore's Shenandoah.