Oh no…this post will not be about the fabulous Fats Domino tune…although it would be quite worthy if it were. Love that Jam!!! Instead this post is going to be about a beautiful color….one that penetrates taste buds this time of year…BLUEberry!
Is there a color deck out there with all foodie goodness colors? If not there absolutely should be. I find myself enamored with discovering the precise colors of delicious and exquisite fruits and vegetables, or of bold and beautiful flowers blooming in my neighborhood.
Blue is the color of the ocean and of the sky. It represents a vastness associated with stability, strength, guidance, and peace. Its a color that can be beneficial to both the human mind and the human body by actually slowing down one’s metabolism with its calming wax and wane effects.
The color Blueberry makes me so happy…It reminds me of a piece that was done on actress Zoey Deschanel in Domino Magazine (tear) before they passed. She had these brave blues in her living space…very cozy, very delicious, very country rockabilly retro mama’s cooking in the kitchen cute! Or as I like to think of them a very ripe and yummy blueberry… what do you think of her blue?
A rich blue like summertime blueberries is representative of both power and knowledge… It is a serious color, that can be paired down with pastels to create a more playful nature. It can also be very masculine. I personally love a rich blue with crisp whites or cucumber or cantaloupe shades.
I asked local Designer Erica Copper of YOUR STYLE REDESIGNED what she thought about a shade like BLUEBERRIES and she had some wonderful insights into this color!
“A rich deep blue like that reminds me of a deep ocean… strong, yet calming at the same time. I love to combine an intense blue similar to Blueberries with very natural colors… this both relax the color and gives it a certain presence. I also enjoy a dark blue with natural shades of linen, creamy whites, and some spicy brown accents to prevent it from getting too boring.”
I also believe that rich colors need textured contrasts to enhance it even more, so I make sure to add some wonderful texture to the room…such as some natural woven shades on the windows, some rustic wood benches or tables, and some hearty baskets for storage. I also add a bit of soft texture to balance all of the rough… with a few cashmere blankets, airy linen sheers on the windows, or soft linen pillows. I believe that the perfect room blends both wonderful color and texture.” -Erica Cooper
Now that we are all jazzed up about all things BLUEberry let us enjoy some blueberry flavored walls and rooms shall we?
Ooooh I just love clean whites with a rich color like BLUEberry!
What a statement for a dining room…A great way to set the mood for some intellectual dining conversations or colorful meals!
Here is a beautiful punch of a strong blue with RED accents! OH JOY!!!!
Want to try some Blues berries out as a color for your own walls? Here are some fun suggestions from my color book for you!!!
Benjamin Moore Patriot Blue 2064-20
Pratt & Lambert Blueberry Myrtille 1208-3
Benjamin Moore California Blue 2060-20
Have some Rich Blues you would love to share? PLEASE DO!!!!! I love hearing about the colors you are just smitten with at the moment!
Happy Blueberry Painting Folks!