Today I want to discuss something very close to my heart – the color blue. Not only is it my daughter’s favorite color, but since I went to UCLA blue is always in my heart. At this point you probably think it is time to probably find another blog to read but I do have a point. Most designers that I’ve interviewed love the color blue. In fact, I would say at least 60% of the designers I interviewed blue is their favorite color. The truth is color delivers emotions. Did you know that Carlos Santana says that he sees his music in color? Like I said colors mean different things to different people.
Most of the time when I see designers work they always pair blue with white. From hospitality design firms, interior designers or even DIY home decor projects enthusiasts. After talking to many designers, they express the fact that the pairing of blue-and-white will never go out of style. They also work together in an elegant manner and with the right shade of blue you can make any room pop. I myself take this advice to heart. Whenever I am involved in a design project, blue tends to be one of my go to colors. The beautiful part about blue is that there are so many shades. Each shade for me represents a different emotion and energy.
As a person, blue makes me happy and makes me smile. Blue reminds me of a warm summer day or a clear day at the beach. It’s funny even eight years of Catholic school not ruin dark blue for me. I love dark blue. It brings a sense of boldness and strength to any design. Dark blue and furniture accents also work very nicely. Dark blue tends to be used more on the coast to imply that feeling of the ocean. A lighter shade of blue reminds me of the different shades of the sky during the course of a beautiful day. And all the shades are cheery and bright.
The visuals I’ve selected to go with my blog today represent the different ways you can use the color blue. Like I said blue means something to everyone. If there is a shade of blue that you do you like that I haven’t posted about then please comment. As I always say, my design love is a work in progress. I know what I like but I’m smart enough to know I have not seen everything yet. Isn’t that the fun part of design?