Monday, January 16, 2012

Feeling...Blue & Brown

I was inspired by color for today's post. One of the things that is exciting about collaborating with others is breaking out of my own color comfort zone. I always seem to be drawn to jewel tones and bright colors, so it's a nice change when I work on something that's outside of my usual palette of preference. And I must say that I'm quite smitten with this pairing below of blue and brown...

The calming sense of blue paired with the warmth of brown makes for a pretty combination. I like that with a few tweaks this could also feel masculine as well. And by throwing in a ticking stripe or a nice plaid with the paisley fabric this could be a nice traditional look too. There are so many fun possibilities with this palette.

Sources: Bicycle print, blue lacquered box, brown lattice pillow, paisley fabric, coffee print, zig zag pillow, damask print fabric, leaf pillow, teal togo pillow.

Have you used blue and brown in your home? What is a color combo you've been admiring lately?

It's gotten January cold here so we didn't do much other than hibernate inside. We were getting spoiled by 50 and 60 degree days last week. Hope you had a great weekend! 


  1. I've never been a true brown person, but I have definitely admired the blue and brown combination. There's something very grounded, but pretty about it. Once again, I love the choices you've shared with us!

  2. This is one of m favorite color combos. I've used it in several client projects and in my own kitchen. Restoration Hardware's silver sage is my favorite color. It's the perfect blue green and looks beautiful with many shades of brown.

  3. It's my living room! Love this color combo :)

  4. Lovely colour combo! I love how there are so many different shades of blue and brown that will always look good together...I think teal and brown has to be one of my faves! Or oatmeal and royal blue...or...I could go on...Love it.