A Song Sung Blue

If someone asked me my favourite colour, it would easily be blue – I just love the colour .
Some years back I went to Greece and it was my dream come true.  The crystal clear blue Aegean sea, the balmy blue skies…the blue windows contrasting with the pink Bougainvilleas…the blue Santorini domes along with the stark unfinished white walls. Everywhere I turned I saw bits of blue heaven!  If I could I would transport everything back home. Alas ! Instead I try to incorporate those little bits of blue wherever I can.

blue and white houses Greecebougainvilleas and a blue door in Greece     hotel room in white and blue Mykonos Greece

Decorating with blue and white is actually quite easy. It’s so versatile it can fit with any colour combination and with every possible style – Coastal, French shabby, traditional, country, tropical. A bit like your favourite pair of blue denims..…you can pair it with anything!  And like your jeans – It’s  can be cool and trendy or sophisticated and timeless.
blue wallpaper and cutlery for home decor

The Tea cups matching the wall …lie still my beating heart! And, someone please find me these lovely jugs from the picture below! blue sofa decor with cushions and jugs

wallpaper prints in blue, turquoise and green

I love the cool colour combination of the turquoise and the green! Perfect for a sunny morning room. Sitting here sipping a cup of tea…that’s what dreams are made of!

camel back sofa in pale blue

The Blue sofa….sigh !

A lot of people come to the store and stare at the plethora of blue furniture around and are at a loss on how to fit it in a predominantly dark room. But that’s the great thing about blue…it looks great with every colour and any shade of wood.

Home decoration style blue decor ideas

This blue armoire and the chair and the stool give the perfect contrast against the wood and all the browns in the room…giving the living room just that little edge and making it less boring.

Blue cushions with wooden mirror

Just the two blue cushions pop out make the wood and the textures of the wicker more raw and rustic…what a great entryway!

turquoise dresser in foyer home decor

home decor in blue with cobalt amoire in foyer

Some more superb entryways ….love the dark cobalt blue armoire.

One of my icons in design Ralph Lauren works a lot with blue …mainly indigo. His accessories , bed linens and fabrics  are especially stunning….and yes, I have taken many inspirations from him.

tropical blue prints in living room Ralph Laurenblue and white coastal bedroomRalph Lauren blue nautica inspired printsblue living room with Ralph Lauren home decor

So if you’ re too scared with getting in blue furniture…maybe start with a few accessories or just some cushions and until one day you sure will get all tangled up with the blues!

(as published on miradorlife.com)

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Preeta Dutta

A consummate lifestyle professional, Preeta is also a world traveler, both virtually and in real life, looking for elements of great taste that inspire the curated home decor and lifestyle collection at her store, Mirador in Bangalore. You can view her store online at www.miradorlife.com or on facebook.com/miradorlife.

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