May 13th, 2013 No Comments

this week’s color palette: blueberry blues

Blue is my favorite color, so I love experimenting with blues. I think I mentioned my whole beach house is in shades of blues, whites and gray, with my dining room and TV room painted in Benjamin Moore’s blue note 2129-30, which you can see in my kitchen palette post. Shades of blue from room to room or dark blues used for doors or molding trim can be very striking. Consider outdoor furniture in blue too, it can look crisp and clean with white or a shade of blue cushions and less harsh than black patio furniture. My painter taught me a trick when we painted this house- in our adjoining sitting room next to our rooms in blue note, he took one drop of the blue note paint and mixed it in a gallon of decorators white. When on the wall, upon first glance it’s a pale shaded white, but throughout the day you can see the tints of blue. It’s so soft and so pretty, I just love it.  I selected blues that are inspired by blueberries this week to help you narrow down the endless selection of blues. Paint colors from Benjamin Moore, from left to right: polo blue 2062-10, hale navy HC-154, newburyport blue HC-155, philipsburg blue HC-159 and whipple blue HC-152. -Lynn Butler Beling

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