Welcome to the latest edition of Remodelaholic's Color Files! We're moving right around the color wheel. Last week, we took a look at whisper-soft shades of pale blue. This week, we're taking a look at deeper shades of blue, those that are closer to what might be defined as “true blue”.
Color, of course, is very subjective. But the blues we're singing about today are the ones that are the most saturated with blue pigment. It's quite a departure from the soothing calm of baby blue hues that we looked at last week. True blues are vibrant and energizing. They are happy shades that are rarely ever moody. In the fashion and textile world, bright blues are headed to the top of the charts, this year (think Kate Middleton blue). These blues are intense enough that it's practically a rule in home decor that they must be paired with lots of white. It takes some courage to put this much saturated color on the walls, but you can enjoy the effect in small doses, too. You'll see that blue looks just as great on furniture and doors as it does on walls.
Let's have a look, shall we?
Cook's Blue by Farrow & Ball at House Beautiful
Twilight Blue by Benjamin Moore at Houzz
True Blue by Krylon Dual Paint at Dollar Store Crafts
Boca Raton Blue by Benjamin Moore by The Impatient Gardener
Scandinavian Blue by Benjamin Moore at Houzz
Refuge by Sherwin Williams at SoPo Cottage
Rich Navy by Glidden at The Inspired Room
Cobalt Blue Tile by Waterworks at Houzz
Blueblood by Sherwin Williams at The Lackadaisical Mom
Night Sky by Valspar’s Eddie Bauer Home at Houzz
Plumage by Martha Stewart at Young House Love
Naval by Sherwin Williams at Houzz
Loyal Blue by Sherwin Williams at Emily Henderson
So, what do you think? Is this a color that you want to try inside or outside your house? Or will you play it safe and limit this one to your fashion choices? If you could paint one thing bright blue, what would it be?