I absolutely love to hear and to play “The Blues”. Instead of being down and out, this type of music is relaxing to me. In terms of color, the blues are soothing, healing, calm, dependable, tranquil, restful . . . all very good things, and this in itself is energizing in a peaceful, quiet sort of way.
Fluid Blues from Benjamin Moore
A volume full of refreshing sea-inspired shades, but the plot goes much deeper…These hues were carefully chosen for their sense of movement, shifting fluidly through waves of gray-blues to aquas and into the deep.
Today’s Painting Tip: Serene shades of blue are great for bedrooms, home offices, psychiatrist’s/psychologist’s offices, call centers, and health clinics:
- anywhere you want to stay calm
- keep your staff calm
- keep your patients calm
You can always go a little darker on the wainscoting under the chairrail and a little lighter above the chairrail. You can choose to paint only one wall as a feature or accent.
For fun, what about painting just the ceiling, the inside of a drawer, the inside of a cabinet, the inside of a closet.
Wonderful Resource: Several years ago my dear friend from Florida, Kim Mikula, published a wonderful book, “Color In Small Spaces: Palettes and Styles to Fit Your Home“. This book is a wealth of color information and a very useful resource to have.
In color therapy, aqua/turquoise blues are associated with the throat area and all types of communication including singing, speaking, writing, painting, and drawing. Indigo/sapphire blues are associated with the brow/forehead chakra and higher-knowing. My favorite blue inspiration is #2, the Moroccan mosaic, but I love all of these. Which is yours?
I wish you a most joyful and peaceful day! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
Source: Images and quote are from the Benjamin Moore website. The chakra info is from “The Book of Chakras: Discover the Hidden Forces Within You” by Ambika Wauters. “Color In Small Spaces: Palettes and Styles to Fit Your Home” by Brenda Grant-Hays and Kimberly Mikula at Amazon.
Patricia Canfield is a registered interior designer, NCIDQ-certified, and Founder/Owner of deCamville Design, a full-service commercial interior design and architecture consulting firm established in 2000. She and her architect husband, Jack live in Texas with Tito the Cat, although she and her team are available for commercial projects anywhere in the world. She thanks you for reading her blog.