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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More blue and white with a little addition!

It is no secret that I love the cool classic look of blue and white. When looking at images of this classic color combination I found that I am always drawn to images with one pop color and that color is PINK!
I think a blue porcelain vase with pink flowers is always beautiful.
Image from “ A Passion for Blue and White” by Carolyne Roehm
I have used this picture before in this post. It still attracts my attention because of the soft blue walls and the beautiful simplicity of the pink floral arrangement.
I realized when doing this post I like the blue and white to be the dominate colors and the pink to be in a small dose as an accent, usually in a floral arrangement simply done. How about you? Do you prefer more pink with your blue or, do you have another accent color that you like with blue?
The same bathroom as above but this is the tub view. Calgon take me away!
I love everything about this image!
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Lonny Magazine 
This is blue in the form of turquoise, but again I like the little doses of pink as an accent.
This is the only picture where I found pink to be the dominate and blue as the accent. I think this space is so interesting and the pink is soft enough and surrounded by a neutral, making it is very pleasing to my eye.
Soft, calm and relaxing.
I learned a little about myself doing this post. It appears that I love blue and white in the forms of any blue and white!! As far as pink I like it mainly in small doses, usually in flowers. I hope this opens your creative minds to possibilities of using some blue and white with your own personal preference of an accent color.
“Enjoy the Process” Of:
Using Blue and white with a pop of a favorite accent color.


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Those blooms...oh my, they are so pretty. Thanks for the fun and uplifting post, Kathysue. xo

Allie and Pattie said...

I've found myself drawn to and craving pink lately- I keep seeing it show up when I'm doing a design and figured it's a throwback to my childhood when pink was my very favorite color. Great inspirations- LOVE that bathroom!
xoxo Pattie

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I agree that pink just adds the perfect pot of color in a blue and white color scheme. It is timeless! I love that first photo with the vases and the pink flowers. Gorgeous!

Yahnay said...

I couldnt agree with you more. I have noticed myself being drawn to images that have a little pop of pink. Especially when they are pink flowers. Once you pick it and notice them its hard to miss. They make a room sometimes.

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

I agree....I love the pop of pink with the traditional blue and white combo. I am especially loving the white bathrooms you posted.

Design Esquire said...

Great post. I am with you, I love blue and white to dominate, with a hint of pink. Love all these images though.

Karen said...

We must think alike. I did a similar post awhile back about blue being nearly a neutral as it works well with most colors. I love the pop of pink for this time of year.

Beach House Living said...

Another blue and white fan here...Navy blue and white has been the bedroom colors for 17 years still not tired of it...of course things have been replaced in that time.

Jules said...

Blue and white always a favourite and mixed with touches of pink almost impossible to resist but Kathysue deepen the blues and throw in some red and it belongs to me!!!!!!!!

vignette design said...

Blue and white always looks classic. I love your images, especially the bath tub!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I don't know how in the world you always find such pretty pictures. Love them all. I think I like blue and white in small doses with other colors. Hope you are having a super time. Hugs, Marty

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

That bathroom is pure heaven!!! I love a good pop of pink in any room too! :)

La Dolfina said...

I'm with you Kathysue, I adore pink flowers as an accent to blue & white. It really sets it off and adds the wow factor that makes the blue and white really pop. Love the images you found too!!
Hope your enjoying your vaca :)
Much love,

nancy2 said...


If you are ever in Aptos check out Aptos Gardens/Wisteria Antiques. They always have a blue and white room based on Carolyn Roehms book. Pieces change from time to time but it always remains blue and white and lovely.

Bring Pretty Back said...

Kathysue, I absoluely love pink! That bathroon is an absolute dream!
Have a pretty night,

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

These are some gorgeous images, but the one I love most is your new profile picture!

Paula Bee said...

I don't have a blue and white living room but I just bought a beautiful bouquet of pink peonies! They certainly do make me happy!

Denise said...

I'm not normally drawn to blues and whites, but I do like the pics you shared :) I do love pink though ;)
Have a great day.

Privet and Holly said...

KS: I'm on the same page as you! I like the blue and white as the dominant colors and the pink as the splash of accent color. Imagine that you are now on your holiday and hope that you are having an absolute BLAST!!! xx Suzanne

My Interior Life said...

I love this post because I am thinking of re-doing my daughter's pink and green bedroom in pink and navy blue. I love the blue and pink combination! Thanks so much for the inspiration photos!

Leigha said...

This whole post is gorgeous. What a collection of images!!!