Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blue Skies…..Bring Them On In…Up On The Ceiling

When one gazes outside, who’s mood can not help but to lift at the thought of blue skies?  So, why not illuminate the too often forgotten about element inside…..the ceiling?  Let’s step inside and take a peak at the dynamic difference blue can make up on a ceiling.

image Elizabeth Hague in this serene bedroom mixes a very relaxing palette complimented beautifully with the blue ceiling.

image  Veranda room by Nathan Turner  A soothing palette of blue and beige sets the stage for relaxation in a “Belgian aesthetic.”   European antiques and ethnic textiles are mixed with a combination of textures. Weighty elements are balanced against lighter ones, establishing a gracious equilibrium with shades of blues sprinkled throughout.

image   This tranquil palette and amazing view is absolutely heavenly bringing a feeling of calmness where one might linger for hours days at a time.  Designed by Ali Schwarz.

image Restful in muted tones, the eye wanders up for a relaxing soft pale shade of blue grey.  Victoria Hagen

The charming beach cottage in Maine is the retreat of designer, Francine O'Donnell  Salomon Photography  as seen @ Willow Decor.. “I like to feel the color with out getting overwhelmed by it.”  Love the details in this kitchen, the old blue urn is to die for.

image The ever so talented Suzanne Kasler creates a fresh vibe in this gorgeous kitchen.  The dark rich wood floors enhance the rich tone of the blue paneled ceiling that pops with the crisp white throughout.   Traditional Home    Wall paint White Dove Benjamin Moore   Ceiling paint Cowgirl Blue" #VM137, reduced by 50 percent Ralph Lauren Paint

black high gloss atlanta homes magazine foyer black white BM palladium blue ceiling coco cozy The blue ceiling is the perfect complement with the black and white foyer.  Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 

The vibrant punch of colors on this porch would brighten up any dreary day.  Amanda Nisbet Design

image A unique bed wall makes a statement with a stunning salvaged piece from the stage set of the Titanic screen play. Walls are painted in our "Adobe" and the ceiling in "Gustavian Grey".  Ellen Kennon Paints

 image Tobi Fairley adds pizzazz to this space by wrapping the whole room in many shades of different hues of blue, creating a nice balance from top to bottom.

 imageThe classic color combination of blue and white will never go out of style, but the modern way to use blue is a confident mix of related colors: turquoise, aqua, cobalt, and robin’s egg all layered for an easy, fresh look with a spectrum of ocean blues.” Suzanne Brown of Gordon Alvarado  Coastal Living 

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