Today we will show you how to use light blue and blue-greys in a grown up way. Blue is definitely a colour preferred by boys, and as we can see here it is used for cologne by Dolce & Gabbana among others and for man’s clothes as featured in this image from esquire.com/style/preppies-attack. The style designer uses light blue with dark accents on a red background to reinforce the masculine expression of the outfit. A great example of a masculine yet attractive to both sexes is this master bedroom found at Houzz.com, it uses grays, neutrals, blues and lagoon greens all popped with a bright aqua bench.
In our palette trend of June we are creating a soft room without giving up man’s favorite colours. The odd colour Ruby-Red, adds a little sharpness to the composition because it is strong and feminine at the same time. This is what artists would call an anomaly; a colour that stands alone in a very different (or far apart) colour scheme. It would be great as an accent back pillow on a side chair with this fabulous Paisley Park pattern. Light blue and greys are the central colours of this palette, the charcoal grey and slate greys help create contrast with the soft character of the cream and the blue (otherwise it would read more like a baby boy’s room). In essence the soft colours and the blue-greys are repeated in small pops of darker variations throughout with a red contrast which completes a tailored room sophisticated enough for a master suite, guestroom or family room since its design is defined by a balance of masculine and feminine elements.
- VIBE BLUE SHADOW OVAL/ WALKER ZANGER
- LIMESTONE/ COVERING ETC.
- NARCISSUS, GREYSTONE/ HOLLY HUNT LEATHER
- CABANA RING BORDER, SYCAMORE/ SAMUEL & SONS
- SPARE RIB, BUTTERMILK/ GP/ HOLLY HUNT
- TIVOLI, 5 BLUE/ HOLLAND & SHERRY
- TATAMI, UMI/ Q COLLECTION
- SOMERSET, RUBY/ ROGERS & GOFFIGON
- LIDO, AZURE/ Q COLLECTION
- PAISLEY PARK, STEEL BLUE / GP/ HOLLY HUNT
- VALENTINO, GUNMETAL/ GP/ HOLLY HUNT