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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cobalt Blue

I love the color cobalt blue! I especially love it mixed with white in porcelain pieces. It always looks so classic to me. A blue and white porcelain piece in a room seems to elevate the room somehow. I do have to mention that I bought the most amazing, cute cobalt patent leather flats for Spring. I am sorry I digressed!!  I think cobalt combined with a bright pink is amazing. I have a collection of rooms that have incorporated the color cobalt so I thought I would share some of these lovely images………..
Be still my heart!! Just look at that gorgeous wallpaper. I love the symmetry in this room. Notice the silver metal pedestal tables with the unexpected  lamps . The high gloss white mirror is wonderful placed on the wallpaper. I love this room!
0ddb7b3ba01b[1]All neutral and white and then the pop of the cobalt on the table, how pretty.
Notice how the cobalt is sprinkled (a technical design term) around the room. I think it makes this room come alive!!
This bathroom is a wonderful design in of itself and then they had the genius to add just one splash of color in cobalt!!
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This room done by Johnathon Adler shows just a touch of cobalt. It shines in the room with the beautiful apple green sofa. Blue and green are smashing together.
e3a2dcc69b0d[1]You would have to LOVE cobalt to have a room like this. I find I prefer white with a touch of cobalt. Love the Greek Key pillows and that rug is amazing.
85d51339646c[1] This room is more to my liking I love all the white with the touch of the cobalt in the rug and settee. Notice how they also have a different blue/gray on the wall and the table lamp. It looks to me as if you can mix blues and it still is lovely.
Cobalt is introduced in a big way in this oversized art. Good styling here. Look at the coffee table book, just a hint of the cobalt and black to correspond with the painting and its frame. It is all in the details.
I found this room interesting. Not sure if it is to my taste but still interesting. I love the textures going on here. The old armoire with its chippy paint and then the sleek cobalt mirror. The straight lines of the chairs with what almost looks as if they are wearing a bright fuchsia shawl. Just interesting!
349071bfdad0[1] Cobalt tiles and knobs on the stove. Martini glasses on the shelves and just a peek of a cookbook with cobalt in it’s spine. I also like the bold contrast of the golden yellow with the cobalt. What a nice punch of color.
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A touch of cobalt with your gray. This is stunning!
I like to add cobalt in the summer to give a cool look for our hot summers. The following are pictures of my touches of cobalt that I use in my home…….
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This is on the end of my mantle. Notice that I also add books in cooler colors.
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As you can see a touch of cobalt makes an area look cool and fresh. Blue and white porcelain is always a classic and can be purchased at high or low price points. Do you have touches of cobalt in your home? Where do you use it, as a main color or an accent? If not I hope that this inspires you to add a little cobalt to an area in your home.
“Enjoy the Process” Of: Thinking of ways to add Cobalt to your color scheme.”


Allie and Pattie said...

LOVE evry one of these Kathysue! The blue looks fabulous in your dining room!
xoxo Pattie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathysue, I love blue and white, too. Blues and especially navy have always been my favorite colors. You know my dining room use to be navy and white. I love your mantle display. Have a wonderful mother's day!!.....Kim

Kat said...

You always find the most beautiful rooms to inspire me Kathysue. I LOVE the Metropolitan Home living room, and the bedroom directly above it gives me some ideas for our master bedroom. We've been trying to decide what to do with it for years. Love the wall color, now if I could just convince DH to let me paint the bed white :) Hugs, Kat

Hamptontoes said...

I love blues and design with them often. Great images.

Privet and Holly said...

Kathysue, we must be on the same wavelength as I, too, have been looking at ways to incorporate this blue into my color scheme at home. I have enjoyed my muted reds and sage greens for quite a while now but feel that it doesn't reflect my most favorite color: BLUE. Your post was a reminder that "bringing blue back!" has been on my mental to-do list for a while now. My next foray to Home Goods or an estate sale is going to include scouting around for more of this fabulous color. Thanks for the reminder!!!
Happy Saturday! xx P&H

PioneerValleyGirl said...

Gorgeous! I love cobalt (I "blame" my mom, who loves and collects cobalt blue glass) - it's an accent color in both my living and dining rooms

Karen said...

I just painted a set of lamps cobalt blue and I'm loving the volt of color they provide.

Marija said...

I love cobalt...especially strategically sprinkled around a space :)

I'm really beginning to regret pitching some austrian blue crystal stemware. I just grew tired of them. Probably a mistake...

Unknown said...

Kathy, I'm catching up on your posts this week and just saw the pictures of your finished porch. I LOVE how it turned out! The curtain is just the right touch and the black cushions will make it perfect. I may have to sneak over in my PJ's one morning this summer to enjoy it with you! Have a great Mother's Day! Love you, Vicki

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Kathysue, I love the way you add a touch of blue to your home. The mantel is always perfect and the dining room looks so pretty with the blue and green. Love it. Hope you have a super Blessed Mother's Day. Love you!!! Hugs, Marty

vignette design said...

I painted my son's room cobalt blue and have my mother-in-law's antique rug in there. Otherwise, no blue here. But I love it in other homes and especially when paired with crisp white. I wouldn't mind incorporating more blue in my home. Your home looks great with your touches, especially the mantle scape. Have a wonderful Mother's Day my friend!

La Dolfina said...

Great images... especially the ones of your home!
I'm really being drawn to blues lately. I love them with pink as you said. It's such a stunning combination. Thanks for the video link. It was great, and yes some tears were shed... but it's all good!
Happy Mothers Day to one of the best!!!!!!!

Ivy Lane said...

Hi Kathysue! Thanks so much for popping in on my blog and lending your opinion on my awning/door dilemma! I LOVE your blog and will be back regularly! This post is right on time for me..I am looking to put some cobalt and white pottery, urns, something in my great room... I have just a touch in a lamp in my home office...it adds a bit of pinache ( sp) I think! Happy Weekend!!!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Kathysue...this is just lovely! I love the blue and white porcelain...it adds the perfect spring touch to your mantel! I don't use alot of blue in my house but I have been trying to work in a little of the porcelain...I am a Wisteria junkie and I have fallen in love with several of their pieces!

I am inspired every time I visit here!

Happy Mother's Day sweet lady...I hope your day is filled with love and laughter!

Unknown said...

Love the cobalt, and yes, it pretty much HAS to go with white! I've always loved it, we have some blue and white ceramics scattered around the house and they add such a nice, classic touch!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathysue,
I really enjoyed seeing little portions of your home and your diningroom. I like how you have added touches of the blue.


Unknown said...

The mirror in the first image, and that artwork in the Met. Home one...wow!

Sandra said...

I love the touches of cobalt blue thru out your house. I have a few touches of blue and white here and there. I think it adds a bit of contrast to the other colors I have.

Unknown said...

Hey Girlfriend!
I have two cobalt patterned vases that my mother gave me that will always be special to me, and they will make their way into my design whatever color I'm working with. It's a classic. The new Ralph Lauren collection has a fabric that was inspired by the Flow Blue pottery, and there was cobalt and white throughout the new collection. It's here to stay!
Have a great Mother's day...oh, and your vignettes in your home are just beautiful...but then, I'm not suprised!

Punctuation Mark said...

lovely images... have a nice weekend!

xinex said...

I love cobalt blue, Kathy Sue. I love the intensity of the color and so classic when mixed with white. I have always loved Asian blue and white ginger jars too. Love your photos. Happy Mother's Day! I hope you will come by to sign up for my giveaway...Christine

Kellie Collis said...

Oh i too adore blue... Cant get enough of it really! Inside or out! xx

Suze Yalof Schwartz said...

Great post!