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Mr. Blue Sky…

I’m looking out of my office window at the most glorious blue sky. It’s so uplifting to see some sunshine at last and makes me think of the feel good 1977 Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) song Mr. Blue Sky.

Sun is shinin’ in the sky
There ain’t a cloud in sight
It’s stopped rainin’ everybody’s in a play
And don’t you know
It’s a beautiful new day, hey hey…etc. 

Blue is an all time favourite of mine, the colour of sea, sky, and (apparently) the colour of sincerity and inspiration. Trustworthy blue is used in many corporate logos. Think Visa, American Express, BMW, Facebook, Twitter…

If you’re thinking of decorating with blue, the tone is the key so make sure you buy tester pots to double check you’re happy with the feeling you are trying to create.

Cooler blues (without any red) can feel distant and cool, so use with care. Fresher blues can work really well in a bedroom (calming, lovely to wake up to) and it does make a small space look bigger! It makes bathrooms crisp, fresh and clean.

The colours on my big blue mood board are all on the warmer side of the spectrum, welcoming on a front door, assured in a library and a natural backdrop to your kitchen.

Share your photos with us on social. We really want to see your blues!

Blue mood board

1. https://www.designerpaint.com/products/designers-guild/prussian/121615

2. https://www.designerpaint.com/products/designers-guild/borage-flower-blue/120922

3. https://www.designerpaint.com/products/little-greene/tivoli/90611

4. https://www.designerpaint.com/products/albany/kentucky-blue/8173

 

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