April 19, 2010

Cobalt Blue, I Can't Get Enough of You!

I know what you're thinking. It's spring and I should be posting palettes of blush pinks, faint lilacs, subtle yellows, and other soft hues. But life is too short for rules and I can't get enough of this deliciously saturated little corner in cobalt blue!
Which brings to mind Windsor Smith's kitchen! Made famous by the September 2009 issue of House Beautiful for its unexpected boldness, the blue creates drama and mystery while the white George Smith wingback saves it from feeling too heavy. Whether you can picture it in your own home or not, the luxury of it all is hard to resist whatever time of year!

19 comments:

monika said...

Those bulbs look amazing in front of the blue wall!!

7 Year Wedding said...

LOVE this colour, its so dramatic.

The Zhush said...

That kitchen is really amazing...the tiles on the floor are genius!

Naomi said...

LOVE it! I keep debating back and forth between painting my kitchen black or cobalt

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I love this color with a splash of citron green. Of course, all the white makes it really work. Love the wing chair.

SogniSorrisi said...

I LOVE cobalt blue, especially for bedrooms and formal dining rooms. Our new house is going to be pretty open concept, though, so I'm not sure I'll be able to incorporate in the dining room.

thais. said...

yay for no spring color rules... I also love the cobalt blue ;) nice meeting your adorable blog!

Pretty Lovely said...

Hi Crystal,

I left you a little bit of love on my blog today!

Hope it finds you well...

xx,
Samantha

Sarah Klassen said...

I agree, cobalt blue is just too yummy...especially painted floor to ceiling, like in the first photo. What an amazing color, that so well shows off accessories. I love it against white, silver, gold, and bright yellow flowers...and with black? Isn't it even more powerful?

Hope you're having a wonderful day, Crystal :)

xoxo

Roxy Te Owens said...

I'm wild over that first picture!! Found you through your guest post over at APT #34...I found lots of familiar "bliss" in your post :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Loving the cobalt blue! It looks amazing in that cafe and the kitchen is stunning!

Hope you had a great weekend, Crystal!

Fee-AMore said...

This cobalt blue is amazing. It looks so refreshing.

The Iconic Blog.com said...

I love this color and think it is perfect for Spring and Summer!x

Jenn said...

Heart that kitchen. One of my faves, and probably the only way I could be coaxed into doing color in the kitchen.

L said...

I love cobalt too Found you through your guest post over at APT #34 Looking forward to reading your blog. XO Radha

Amy E. Strodl said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! That first image is a stunner!

The Shiny Pebble said...

cobalt or inky blue... for some reason i have been gravitating towards those colors lately...

HilaryInspired said...

The second picture was probably one of my favorite recent House Beautiful spreads. I love Windsor Smith's style! Cobalt Blue is also one of my top five color choices. I have a collection of cobalt blue drinking glasses inherited from my parents' old cafe that they used to own...I absolutely adore them. Lovely post...thanks for sharing.

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accidentally, kle said...

I adore that first picture!

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