I have really loved all of the new series I started this year. I particularly love sharing different trends or products that have caught my eye or that I am currently obsessing over. This month, I am chatting about COBALT.
Cobalt is vibrant. It is a great color for a wall or something as simple as a few accessories. It’s like navy blue and royal blue had a baby. Speaking of royal blue…
We bought our house and we were still living in Las Vegas so some friends lived in it until we could get moved up and settled. We came up for the weekend to paint the foundation since the old paint was peeling. I had run to the small local hardware store and a darling little old lady helped me. It was not usually her job to mix paint but the store was extra busy due to it being Saturday. I decided to paint the foundation of the house the same dark muted gray-ish blue that the trim was already painted. I had the primer tinted to grey and then had the paint mixed. By the time we got home and primed all the way around the house, the sun had set. It was getting dark. We were leaving bright and early the next day to go home so I new it had to get done that night. I painted and painted my guts out in the dark.
The next morning we wanted to drive by to see how it looked. You guys….. It was ROYAL BLUE! It practically glowed. I was mortified! We had to leave to drive home and couldn’t do a dang thing about it. It stayed that way until months later when we could make another trip to Utah to repaint it. So let’s just say that it has taken me awhile to embrace any rich blue color on account of being emotionally scarred.
Here are some of my favorite examples of it being used… the right way ;)
I am not a big ruffles girl but I love the idea of having bedding this color. And *if* I were to have ruffles, this is a pretty fantastic color to have them in.
I love the idea of a pop of vibrant color right when you walk in your home.
I recently added this color to my bedroom when I painted these metal card catalog drawers and turned them into a side table.
With the dormer windows and rounded door this is basically my dream house!
I am basically drooling over this blue stove! I adore how it stands out against all the white.
I am looking forward to my own kitchen transformation to be complete. Remember my mood board?
If you love the color but don’t want to commit to a blue stove, or walls, then add cobalt in with accessories! Pillows, vases, books, are all good ways to add it without the commitment.
What are your thoughts? Do you have any cobalt blue in your home? Would you ever consider using it?