Favorite FindsJanuary 20, 2015

A Black and Blue Room

No, not a room you’ve given a pummeling to, but rather a room which combines these two colors that so often are thought to be impossible to combine. While in Jamaica I got to thinking as I looked out at the ocean, how HAPPY the water makes me, and yet I have NO BLUE in my house! I love blue! Why is this? So I decided I want to add some more into the house somewhere, and the most obvious place for me is the living room. I purposely did all the main pieces in neutrals for this reason- being a designer I constantly want to change things in my space. It’s a laboratory for me, of sorts!  However, since I have my black stripe chair (which I adore and wont change), the black and white greek key on my drapes and my black buffet/bar I starting thinking I couldn’t use blue in here instead of the green.  So I did some Pinterest research and hot damn, yes I can!

Here are some great examples of combining blue and black together in various ratios and shades.

I adore this blue shade on the chair.

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Just a hint of black and blue here in the this bedroom, or a dramatic blue door amongst lots of black.

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Small pops of blue in this entry. Light blue, like this shade, is much easier to mix with black.

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Busy but awesome.

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A big classic black storage piece with the interior painted pale blue mixes with classic deeper blue and white patterns.

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Such an awesome, textural space with interest!

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My favorites- leopard and blue and white chinoiserie.

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Works even in powder rooms.

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And brass looks fabulous with it.

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This heavy black chest looks dramatic against the blue and white paper and white woodwork.

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Such a fun statement.

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Blue, black and one of my favorite shades of green! And it all works!

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Bold and fun!

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In this corner of my room I actually DO have blue- this vase is one of my most favorite things in this room- so I want to play of that more!

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Some thoughts on changes to make at some point… (that art was borrowed, I have a huge horse photograph on lucite up there now)

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I could paint the lower cubbies a light/ medium blue to make it pop a bit more than the malachite wallpaper I have in there now.

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Some thoughts and inspiration on what I’d add in!

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velvet // drawing // rug // sisal // table // lamp // vase // horn // paisley fabric // block print fabric // leaf fabric

 

 

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