Monday, July 18, 2011

The Effects of Blue and Green Together in Interior Spaces

I am drawn to shades of blue and green together in a space. This combination is pleasing to the eye because the colors are adjacent on the color wheel and therefore together they are calming. One is reminded of nature; it is about bringing the outdoors inside. Whether they are used on a large scale, in small doses or with a third color I find this combination pleasing to the eye, no matter what shades are incorporated.




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Sometimes it is the little touches like the green vase here which warms up the room while pleasant against the blue wall.
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via House Beautiful photo Jeremy Samuelson

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via Southern Living photo Laurey W. Glenn

Green and blue in mixed patterns for more dramatic yet calming effect in this beautiful room.
Repeat Prints
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In this elegant space, nature adds a dose of green to offset the blue-brown color palette.
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via House Beautiful photo Ngoc Minh Ngo

In this beachside bunkroom in South Carolina, a pop of solid color against the small-scale print anchors the space while still keeping the mood light and the look cohesive. The rug picks up on the other blues so that the patterns can coordinate, not clash.

A space with more saturated blue and green for dramatic effect.
Metropolitan Home via Elle Decor

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A beautifully serene setting!

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I would love to know what you think about the use of blue and green together. Does it grab you in any way?

Thank you for stopping by; please do check back often.
Lisa

The Mustard Ceiling

16 comments:

  1. I found you over at The Mustard Ceiling. I've added a link to you in my blogroll at http://www.imagesouthfineart.com/blog/.

    Barry

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  2. ooh so pretty!
    found you at the Mustard Ceiling!

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  3. love love the greens and blues!! that blue chandelier from Elle Decor is just stunning!

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  4. This is a great combination, so serene. I have found myself being drawn to it more and more lately. Absolutely head over heels for the room with the large scale green and white floor.

    Thanks for linking up at the mix and mingle party today!

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  5. Hello Lisa, I found you through the Mustard Ceiling. I've also loved the combo of blue and green for a long time. You've pulled a great bunch of examples here. I especially love the 3rd one. What a beautiful combo of blue and bluish green. Looking forward to seeing more of your blog.

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  6. If I was forced to pick only three colors to use in my house, they would be white, blue, and green. They feel so fresh and clean.

    -Heather

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  7. Great post! I love blue and green and actually am in the process of redoing my oldest daughter's room in these colors. I have a blue and green post coming up tomorrow. Great minds think alike...

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  8. Oh girl. This post is just bursting with goodness. Green is my favorite color and these blue and green color schemes and rooms are so inspiring! Gushing over that green tufted beauty in the first photo!

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  9. So many pretty inspiration pics. Blue and green is so pretty together and all of your examples are fabulous.Thanks for visiting...following you back.

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  10. Hi Lisa- Thanks for the link-up at through Mustard Ceiling! What a small world! Love your blog and I'm following, too! http://homestyling101.blogspot.com/

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  11. What beautiful images. I love blue and hadn't really thought of it too much with green. Im a new follower.

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  12. Great round up! Both green and blue are calming colors and they look fabulous together, too!

    Love this color combo!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  13. Two of my absolute favorite colors and I love them even more when used together! Great inspiration pictures.

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  14. Blue and green is one of my favorite color combos. These rooms are so pretty. Thanks for stopping by today and commenting - you've got a new reader.

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  15. These are the colours I'm working with for my new bedroom. I want to use a strong hunter/avocado green with a pale blue. Love these images here for inspiration!

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  16. thanks for stopping by my blog from "the handmade home" linky partay. I have been having fun checking out your blog. When you describe your style it sounds just like how I would describe mine. i haven't traveled the world though ;)
    becky @ a bitofbeck.blogspot .com

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