4.07.2009

color inspiration [inky blues]

I love versatile colors that can work in a wide array of settings. To me deep and rich inky blues fall into that category. They can exude everything from moody elegance to warm glamour. I especially love the drama these blues can add when contrasted with taupe and white.






(photos via zach desart, unknown, house beautiful, lucynia moodie, eric piasecki, james wardell)
Would you consider adding this lovely and daring color to your home?

34 comments:

Sasha said...

ohh Blair, what a beautiful post..I never though about "inky" blue being as versatile as a color as you showed me!
Thanks for the inspiration!

alissa said...

mmm i love this color - espcially when paired with clean crisp white!

Amanda said...

I love this colour, I'd love to introduce it into my home. This is a great roundup of images Blair, thankyou for the inspiration!

x Amanda

wunderbug said...

such a FANTASTIC chair up there, and dear goodness, that birdcage is absolutely breathtaking.

you've got such great taste!

christina said...

So glamorous. I love it. You have the best eye for color.

Trisch said...

Oh I love it! I painted my room that colour a few years ago at my last place, it was such a soothing colour.

Trisch xo

Trisch xo

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

what lovely images, i love all shades of blue & the inky shades is just so gorgeous when teamed with lighter shades :)

anonymously chic said...

this is a surprisingly easy color to decorate with. great examples blair (as always)

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

love that blue chair and the color in the second image lovely!

paula said...

How I would love to do something so daring like that blue, but my home is so open that I do not have a space.

Haven and Home said...

I would definitely use this color, so pretty and bold. I want the chair in the first picture.

Nicole Marie said...

love the dark blue walls

Georgia B. said...

i have no blues anywhere. i don't know why. it is one of my favorite colors for interiors, but i just never quite know how to use it. i would love to incorporate a moroccon blue somehow—like in a very bohemian room. i just need a bigger house. :)

Joyce said...

I like the "inky" blue look! You don't see this around too much. Great post!xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Love it! I just painted my bedroom Kensington Blue by Benjamin Moore - a deep marine like those you pictured. I am officially in love with that chiar in the first pic too!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. I am also a skier :)

Julia said...

I would definitely consider adding this color to my home! It's so deep and rich!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Great photos!

M said...

Classy color! And love the big birdcage in the fifth picture.

Blair said...

I am so glad that you all think so! I actually just decided that this would be the color of the font on my new calling cards!:)

PS~Erin said...

It is such a pretty color. I love the dining your you highlighted!

citysage said...

Love that last one especially! The grey on the wall complements the deep blues so beautifully!

MichCherie said...

Gorgeous! Royal blue adds such a realm of elegance to these spaces. Truly a beautiful post and fantastic blog, I know I shall be back often!

xox
MichCherie

Melissa said...

This is such a great blue and I love it with the white!

Heidi said...

The blues sure are gorgeous!!

from the right bank said...

I never thought of myself as a blue person but lately I really love it.

Dionne said...

That top pic is lovely. I like the green rug and how it compliments the blue.

And of course that bird cage is divine!

Callie Grayson said...

That wing chair in the first image! LOVE! LOVE completely LOVE

Courtney said...

I really love this colour as it goes with so many accents.

I would most definately use this in my own home.

Joie Fuller said...

I love this color so much that I tried it 3 years ago in my bedroom but turned out looking Kentucky Wildcat Blue and I had to repaint a deep mocha. Still have my heart set on this color--if I can just get it right!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I would love to have navy walls. Especially in my bedroom. Now, just to convince the boy :)

Lauren K said...

I adore that blue chair in the top picture. Something about it just pops.

Beaman the Interiors Chap said...

Blue and white usually go well together. These interiors have been excellently designed so the full effect of the contrast comes to fruition. Great pictures.

Savvy Mode SG said...

my sis has the same white lamp. it's great with modern decor...

jen jafarzadeh said...

I have a deep Moroccan blue bedroom — love it.