4.02.2012

The Color My World Challenge:: I've Got The Blues

What's your favorite blue?

One of the many shades of a hydrangea?



Perhaps the midnight blue, light blue, steel blue, or cobalt blue of a beautiful gown?
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The sky blue of a perfect California day?


The allure of classic navy?
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I'm partial to a soft robin's egg blue, especially on a redhead (or three).

I adore the greeny-blues of aquamarine,

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and the femininity of powder blue.

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The hues of the ocean call my name.

And I'm inspired to bring these peaceful colors into my home.  Today I am so excited to join a group of amazing bloggers for the Color My World Challenge!

Each of us has chosen a color to incorporate into our homes over the next few weeks.  Remember a little project I talked about a couple months back called Our Master Bedroom?  The room with the desk and office chair shoved in one corner and the hideous-but-loved mammoth TV-on-cheesy-stand in the other?  The room I would like to be a peaceful haven?

My color challenge will be to use one of my favorite shades of blue ~
to bring the peacefulness of the ocean to my long-neglected master bedroom and bathroom with fabric, paint and accessories.  Each week I'll report back to you on the progress and a month from now I'll show you how my aqua challenge went.

But wait - there's more!  We invite you to participate too!  Challenge yourself to bring a new color into your home, and then link up a post about your new color on reveal day, May 1!  If you don't have a blog you can send me photos and I'll post them that day.

In the meantime check out the participating blogs for color inspiration!  I am so honored to be amongst this group of talented women in the Color My World Challenge:

Carmel of Our Fifth House
Kristy of Hyphen Interiors
Shelley of Crazy Wonderful
Suzy of Saved By Suzy
Tiffany of Living Savvy
Vashti & Jamie of Like Me Some...

Good luck!  I'm looking forward to seeing how you incorporate a new color into your home!

{My Before & After for the month of April will also be for my bedroom/bathroom space - join me this Friday to link up an idea of any kind of project you want to tackle, then come on back at the end of the month to share how it went!}

16 comments:

pam {simple details} said...

Gorgeous blue inspiration, Lisa! That photo of your kiddos is too adorable, I know they're older. :(

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you picked my favorite color!!!!!!! i love aqua! :) i can't wait to see what you do!

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Blues are my favorite! Can't wait to see your Master bedroom come to life with a little aqua.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

This is a very fresh color! Your inspiration photos are perfect! Makes me crave a beach day right now!

Maury Kilgo said...

Aqua/Robins Egg Blue is absolutely my favorite color, but alas, my husband has told me that I have to use a different color from now on. Since I've painted basically every room in the house a shade of that color... :-) Can't wait to see how you use it!

Jessamie Vincent said...

Such a pretty color, perfect for a bedroom! Can't wait to see it. Thanks for joining the challenge!

Hyphen Interiors said...

What a fun post! I think I like every shade of blue. I was in a major teal/ turquoise phase recently, but I'm slipping out of it a tad... or so I think, but you never know, I could end up layering some in... ahh! I have a feeling things around here will evolve, ya know. Can't wait to see how you incorporate aqua!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

So many beautiful pictures Lisa! I think I love every shade of blue you featured, but aqua is definitely tops on my list too. Your bedroom is going to be gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

Blue is my favorite color and a great color for a master bedroom. Can't wait till next week!

designchic said...

Robins' egg blue is my favorite shade of blue and your children display is perfectly!!!

Ange said...

Yeah for blue, any shade of blue really but aqua is awesome! Also yeah for working on the master bedroom again! can't wait to see what you do with it! :)

www.thisoldhouseinnewliberty.blogspot.com said...

I love the blues... but my favorite is the Hydrangea!!! I have some at my "other" house, and cannot wait till the weather is right so I can plant some here!

Nancy

Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

Blue is one of my favorite colors, I love the fresh blues in your inspiration images! Can't wait how you incorporate ocean blue in your home!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Love this color and you have some fabulous pictures as inspiration here, Lisa.

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Oooh that's my favorite color! Looking forward to seeing how you incorporate it!