Winter Blues: Designing with Blue

A couple of weeks ago we woke up to snow falling. It was so beautiful. It has been a couple of years since we had snow in Atlanta, so this was quite a treat.

I lived in New York during college, so I have seen my fair share of snow. I am not a fan of driving in the stuff and I certainly don’t care for shoveling it. In Atlanta we only got a couple of inches, there was no shoveling, and there was certainly not enough to build a snowman. However, it was enough snow to cover the ground for a couple of hours.

Here is a quick video I took of the falling snow in our backyard:


We are currently renovating our laundry room. (Read the Posts: Laundry Room Design Plan and Laundry Room Week 1 Update) The room is beginning to look amazing. During this process I have been looking through a lot of design inspiration from others to help guide all the decisions that have to be made. Blue is currently my color crush. Therefore, I feel like I am seeing it everywhere. Today I am sharing some of my favorite ways others are designing with blue.

Let’s begin today’s designing with blue tour with a bright blue door. My HOA has a strict rule that our front doors can only be painted red or black. No blue door for me. For those of you looking for inspiration, this door looks marvelous with two chinoiserie planters flanking the entry.

Something to Style Over

How lovely is this wall paper with the dark blue cabinets? A small pattern on a white background will help keep a small space from looking cramped.

Margaret of York

A touch of light blue can be so relaxing. I am loving the light tones of this master bath with the wainscoting.

Porch Day Dreamer

An eye catching wall paper can make a space come to life. In the room below, the wall paper does just that. I am also loving the bamboo framed mirror, bamboo details on the matching lamps, the scalloping detail on the table and the legs on those ottomans. This space is eye catching all over!

Diana Rose Spier

Multiple tones of the same color can help add depth to a large space. I am loving the contrast of the blue silk curtains with the mural wall paper. It all looks just dashing with the blue velvet chair.

Bows and Blue

You can have your blue and your neutrals, too. This mural wall paper provides a pop of color with lots of cream and white. I am also loving the touches of white marble on the side table and the coffee table.

Rivers Spencer

If you are thinking of adding a coastal vibe to a room, this white and blue striped wall paper will do the trick. A few of my favorite things: it is paired with a marble counter top, chrome fixtures, and white cabinets.

Sarah Bartholomew Design

This darling bathroom is brought to life with this pineapple print blue wall paper, chrome and gold accents, and a marble console sink. This is proof that you can mix your metals and have beautiful, too.

Hello Sunny and Co

Brighten light walls with a punch of navy blue buffalo check print curtains. Add interest with white tassels. The room here is complimented with yellow and green accents.

Honey and Fitz

Paisley and velvet, please. This dark blue velvet seat cushion will hide spills and will be great for everyday use. The bright paisley print on the window blind compliments the bright white tulip shaped table and hot pink throw pillows.

Peter Dunham Textiles

For a family dinner or brunch with your best friends, this table is ready for a celebration. I love the chinoiserie lamps and vases. Also, did you notice the blue velvet bows wrapped around the cloth napkins match the print on the china?

Nicola Bathie Designs

I love the gold light fixture reflected in the gold framed mirror. The wainscoting and textured wallpaper add interest to the walls. Everything beautiful about this built-in is on full display with a glass desk.

Diff Miller

I am drawn to the herringbone on the sofa, the pillow-ticking fabric on the ottoman, the white fringe on the throw pillows, and the white dashes on the lamp. The lively furniture is nicely paired with white shiplap on the walls.

Stephanie Kraus Designs

What is your favorite way to design with blue?