June 25th, 2012 No Comments

color palette: sea blues

This is one of my favorite prints by John Dolan. It hangs in my entranceway and it makes me so happy all year, especially during the winter months. Believe it or not this photo was not taken in the Caribbean- which is where I think of when the phrase ‘sea blues’ is uttered. It was taken at a lake in Ireland, where coincidentally, generations back my father’s family lived. I love that the sea has so many shades of blues in the warm months and moves into grays when the clouds become overcast in the colder months. For the recent renovation of our house I was tired of browns and beige so I went with this type of sea blue, (but leaning towards a bit more gray mixed in) as the color palette- ranging from navy blues to fresh light pale blue. We even stained the floors a dark gray so that a brown floor wouldn’t stand out too much within the palette.