Monday, January 24, 2011

I Love The Color Of A BRUISE!!

Yes, you heard right! I love the color of a bruise. I know you have heard the saying, I was black and blue all over?! Well, that is exactly what I am talking about. I am talking about the colors black and blue.

I did a post about wanting to put more blue and white in my home and one of my wonderfully talented readers, Diane James author of the blog The Buzz, asked me this in her comment:

"Love the stronger blue and white patterns coupled with a punch of green, yellow or pink - what would you do with all your black and white, Kathysue?"

So this post is dedicated to you Diane!

I will keep my black and white and I will be adding all of the above mentioned colors to the mix. My home already consist of black and white, blue, yellow, green and pink.

If you had a chance to take The House tour that Terri did on her blog, LA DOLFINA, of my home you will see all of the colors mixed.

I gathered some pictures of rooms that are blue and white with touches of black that will show you if it is done right it makes a beautiful room.

Of course I will have to have my punch of green and a bit of pink here and there.

You are about to see some rooms that are the color of a bruise, Black and Blue!!……….
DECORPAD (360x460)

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Ashley Whittaker 

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2 Delphine Krakoff (499x534)
Delphine Krakoff

1 (400x400) 

Bear Hill Interiors (309x454)
Bear Hill Interiors

jennifer mcgee design  Effortless style blog (471x339)
Jennifer McGee Designs via Effortless Style blog

Emily Jenkins Followill Photography (340x450)
Emily Jenkins Followil Photography

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Elizabeth Cutler

touch of black (600x450) 

Windsor Smith (466x600)
Windsor Smith

J. Savage Gibson Photography (400x400)
J. Savage Gibson Photography

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Phoebe Howard

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Sarah Richardson

After seeing all the above images are you a fan of black and blue?

I think you can tell when touches of black are added in just the right areas, and in the right amount, it makes a wonderful statement in a room with blue and white.

 In most cases I would add a pop of green to make it more to my liking, but I am totally drawn to all of these rooms color schemes.

Diane I hope this post answers your question that you left in the comments!? I sure had fun pulling it all together.

All of my readers that leave comments truly inspire me and make me try harder. Because of you I am learning more every day, thank you for that!!!
 Also, thank you so much for your continued reading and commenting. I look forward every day to see who has visited and what you have to say!!

Enjoy the Process” Of:

Researching color combinations that are appealing to your own design aesthetics.



A Delightful Design said...

Great post! I don't usually pair blue and black together but you pulled some great examples!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post! I am in love with that foyer! xo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathysue, great images and it was so good to see your home on Terri's blog.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...


You and I both have a love affair with black and white. These are some great images of colors mixed in. Happy Monday.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Kat said...

Love these rooms Kathysue, especially the second shot and the J Gibson Photography bedroom. They look so crisp and fresh! I can't wait to see what you end up doing. Hugs, Kat

Anna White said...

Kathysue...a little award for you on my blog x

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Yes! I have many images saved and I find the end of winter and early spring is when I am most drawn to them.

Anonymous said...

I'll admit I was wondering where you were going with this when I read the first couple lines of your post! :-) That Emily Jenkins bedroom is my favorite image - love it! So, yes, I guess I do like black and blue.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I am currently updating a room with b & w and would never have considered blue as an accent color-until I saw these photos. The right shade of blue can be really dramatic with b & w. Love this Kathysue, thanks for sharing.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Black accents always seem to add that certain something to a room, these are lovely examples. Thank you for sharing.(-:

Tote said...

Kathysue, I love all of these pictures. I couldn't pick just one. You always have the best pictures! They inspire me.


Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Wow, Kathysue,I never thought of this as a great combo, but your pictures prove otherwise! I use brown and white with blue and like it (I usually like anything with the right blue). I'm going to think about this for my powder room, which has black and white marble-way too much to remove. Thanks for the ideas! Linda

Bringing Pretty Back said...

olor of a bruise! That cracked me right up!
Kathysue, thank you for your comment on my first show! I believe that the show will be on at ten a.m. your time.
I will have to check, and I will get back with you. That was the sweetest thing to say! Thank you , because the first show was not a good one. I went into a complete panic . I almost didn't go through with it.
wednesdays show will be better.. Maybe a glass of wine will help! ha!
Have a pretty day!

vignette design said...

Great post Kathysue. My favorite image is by Phoebe Howard. Oh those beds with their puffy duvets! And those paisley pillows! Black and blue--too cute!

The Buzz said...

Now that's black and blue I can live with! Thank you for answering my question and for such beautiful inspiration.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Im using black and white as a foundation to deep blues and peacock (and fav color!)that make it pop. I don't think you can go really navy and have it work as well...need a little contrast, I think.

chisenfam said...

I love these colors together! It reminds me of my living room that I gave up for a dining room a couple of years ago. My colors were navy blue, cream and black with a punch of burgandy. OLD colors I know but I loved it. The white really updates my old combo too. My favorites are the second one and the last three which are absolute eye candy to me!!

lvroftiques said...

Absolutely! I love punches of black in almost every room *winks* That Ashley Whittaker entry just took my breath away! Kind of like the first time I saw yours KS! Vanna

designchic said...

When I first read the headline in my email I thought this going to be like tie dyed. Happily Kathysue, they are beautiful images...adore the Phoebe Howard bedroom, as I do all of her work!

Trish @ a dream house for Trish said...

Great post kathysue, I fell in love with so many of these images, I love your style.
I have tagged you for a couple of awards if you have time!!!

Elements said...

I have just discovered your gorgeous blog via A Dream house for Trish and I am off to have a good look around. Take care. Kristie

Privet and Holly said...

The Ashley Whittaker
photo had me weak at
the knees...LOVE it,
and all of the images
that you collected for
us. I love being one
of your students, Kathy
Happy Tuesday,
xx Suzanne