Color Craving: Shades of Blue

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Every now and then I become slightly obsessed with one particular color. My most recent – the color blue. And with little to none visible in my own home, it’s no wonder I’ve been craving this hue like crazy lately. No better way to get a color fix than to daydream about how others have worked this color into their own spaces.

A naturally soothing color, pale shades of blue create a spa-like feel to a bathroom. Paired with clean fixtures and white, fluffy towels, a powder blue bathroom is a little slice of heaven – especially when paired with a bubble bath, good book and glass of wine.

Mixing it up a little with a few bold choices is always fun, but definitely a more risky undertaking. Toning down strong blue hues with neutral accents is a great way to work bold blues into a room.

While we see quite a few blue walls in kitchens, it’s a surprising treat to stumble upon blue cabinets. The right blue-gray shade not only adds an unexpected twist to any cook’s haven, but brings a fresh and calming feel to a space.

Not quite ready to slap a new coat of blue paint on your walls? For the commitment weary, a few blue accents scattered around a room works wonders. From throw pillow to curtains, comforters to wall art, there are tons of lovely blue pieces suited to fit any space

– Cara Wilkerson writes the real estate and home improvement blog Live the Home Life.

Photo Credits: House Beautiful & Bad Bull Media

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