Post # 1
We have a 2000 sq ft home. Four bedrooms four bathrooms. We are going to be repainting pretty much everything. I mention this because the house is pretty spacious, and the rooms I am talking about are only a few in the house. But I can’t help but wonder if there is still too much blue.
We are thinking of bringing out the colour blue in the living room as an accent. The walls will be neutral, but maybe the curtains would be blue, or just accent pieces in the room. (area rug, vases, throw pillows, etc)
But we also have a blue bathroom on the main level. It’s a dark, rich blue, all the guests would use this bathroom. I like it and don’t think I want to change it, although we could.
I also had the idea of painting the upstairs bathroom a light blue/green. Kind of a peacock colour. This bathroom no one except us would ever see.
Is this too much blue? Are people going to think we have some sort of obsession?
Post # 3
@MrsGatito: I think it’s nice to have some sort of color flow in a home. I don’t think it will be too much.
I would howver get neutral curtains and use blue for the accent items. If you change your mind on color scheme, neutral drapes will go with everything.
Post # 4
It’s not too much, espeically when you have different shades of the color and are using it in different ways.
Post # 5
@MrsGatito: no way! If someone had magnolia throughout it wouldnt matter. and it’s not like you’re having blue walls, chairs, bookshelves, pictures, and rug all in one room. I think you have enough room to do what you please
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s too much, in fact having a similar or coordinating color in your downstairs bath is what I would suggest if you are also doing blue’s in the main living space. Most of our downstairs is earth tones. With the exception of the laundry room beacuse it’s an entity on it’s own, which is teal. Upstairs is a mish mash of colors. We went much more contemporary in our bedroom with gray/blue walls, black furniture, white and silver accents etc…
Post # 7
@julies1949: It’s funny because the whole reason for the blue is because I fell in love with blue curtains in a pic of a living room I found. You are right about neutral going with everything though.
If we end up going the blue route, it’s good to know that it won’t look like too much. Thanks everyone.
Post # 8
I’ve never been in a house and gone “Man, there is too much blue in this house!”
I think you’ll be fine!
Post # 9
@MrsGatito: Doesnt sound like too much! Plus this way you can redecorate and switch pieces around when you get bored.
I tend to wear a lot of black and white and neutrals but noticed lately I’ve been into blue in my wardrobe. It’s reflecte din our decorating style… We just moved into our new place 3 months ago and:
– our office is blue, white, and gray.
– our bedroom is gray, white, and sea-green/turquoise
– our main bathroom is yellow, white, and blue
(hmmm there’s a ot of gray too I guess…)
anyway, I’m happy with it 🙂
Post # 10
I think it sounds lovely! Besides, what if you have some cushions in a different colour (like bright red) to offset the blue? Those are MUCH easier to change than the wall colour and blue goes with pretty much anything.
If you want to paint some walls blue, I currently sleep in a coral bedroom and it hurts my eyes every morning (the joys of renting…). I long for the day I wake up with a view of powder blue walls!