The Home Formerly Known as Beige: A Transformation in Blue
Any homeowner who’s gone shopping for paint knows that picking out the perfect color can be intimidating, especially if you don’t want your new space to look too colorful. After all, painting your walls blue isn’t exactly the same as painting them green or red or yellow; when you choose the former, you’re almost always choosing to make an impact.
What follows is not only a set of inspiring images but also some helpful tips on choosing the right shade of blue to use in your home and advice on painting your walls correctly. when you choose the former, you’re almost always choosing to make an impact. What follows is not only a set of inspiring images but also some helpful tips on choosing the right shade of blue to use in your home and advice on painting your walls correctly.
Before the Colorful Makeover
After her mother’s death, Samantha Monks returned to the small British town of Tintagel and discovered a dilapidated home bequeathed to her by her late mother. Restoring the home would be a labor of love, but it would also be an undertaking of considerable expense and technical knowledge.
Yet something about the property tugged at her heartstrings-perhaps because it had been their family home when she was young. Now, Samantha wanted to honor her memories while breathing new life into this old house by transforming it into something beautiful again. But just how would she create a bold blue statement where all color had been?
Add Painting Planks Down One Wall
When it came to transforming this home from beige to blue, we knew it couldn’t be easy. And because we’re not for half-measures around here, our solution was painting boards down one wall. This technique has been around since the 1960s, but it’s never lost its popularity. In a day and age where so many of us have lived through one DIY project after another, we need no convincing that this technique is endlessly flexible and endlessly fun!
Paint One Piece at a Time
Light the creative spark within you and create your own work of art.
-Take inspiration from the spaces around you – think about the color palette and mood of your space and how that affects your senses. -Turn to Pantone’s website to get a sense of what colors are trending for this season, but use them to guide you rather than trying to follow trends strictly. They are just guidelines, not rules. -Get down on your hands and knees and imagine the world through a child’s eyes – which colors would they choose? Which one brings out their personality? Who would be attracted to these particular colors?
Add Extra Touches with Accessories
There are a number of additional design tricks that can be used to incorporate the blue theme into your home. Adding a touch of blue with furniture pieces is a great way to add some style without overwhelming the space. Try adding couches and chairs with light blues, or go with navy colors for a more dramatic effect. Throwing in some more decorative pieces like mirrors, art, and rugs is another way to accessorize the space to make it feel more like your own.
Add more designs
- Living Room
- Guest Bedroom
- Home Office
- Master Bedroom, Walk-in Closet, and Bathroom
- Backyard Patio Area and Vegetable Garden Area
- White sofa with navy blue pillows
- Light sage green walls with navy blue sofa and pink flowers
- Lighter shades of blue on the ceilings with darker, richer blues on the walls and accent pieces.
- Touches of the gray ground the color scheme, particularly in more formal spaces like the entryway.