Thursday, October 20, 2011

Moody Blue

Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

It has been raining here in the northeast for the last two days making things dark and gloomy but the sky color has been incredible. If only we could capture some of those moody grays to pull into a paint color.

via d-o-o-r-w-h-o-r-e

via elemenop

via caterinagiglio

photography by coastwalker

via browndresswithwhitedots

Photo courtesy of Lisa Magyari

Photo courtesy rebeccaplotnick

I personally am thinking of pulling the darker blue/gray into accent pieces since they seem so perfect with browns and I have a lot of browns throughout my home. What do you think do you like a deep gray for an accent?


The enchanted home said...

How I love this post, that well worn patina of rich blues is beyond exquisite!! Love it. I am using lots of rich blues and browns in the family room and am very excited about this color combination...cannot wait to see what you come up with!

NikAntik said...

Oh Debra, these photos.... I wish I could transfer what my eye sees and what my brain thinks into such marvellous pictures like you do! The colours are fantastic, I love blue and brown combinations - and I do understand what you mean - we should be able to take some colours directly out of nature and put it into cans or glasses or whatever to be able using it on walls or wood or whatever. Seeing these pictures I only can say: oh please, my dream, come true... All the best to you and Dylan-boy, Nik

michele said...

i adore that color and how it complements wood. it is a hue i don't tire of and is such a manly blue.

gorgeous images you have shared, and i can't wait to hear about your favorite shade of this blue!


Karena said...

Debra I love it! Those are the colors in the pillow you sent me. Those luscious blues/greys go wonderfully with browns and tans/ creams.


Art by Karena

Murissa said...

I do like deep gray for an accent as it can be paired with anything and it is really coming around as a nice nail polish colour as well.
Great images here.
The image of the eggs remind me of a unique collection I walked through in Bologna of the curiosities from the 1500's or so.

The Wanderfull Traveler

lvroftiques said...

I love all of the above! Now those grey blues are perfect. I'm not much into blue at my house, but I think a pale gray blue would work pretty much as a neutral. Those doors are killer fab!
You'll be happy to hear Debra that I won't be sharing much in the way of dolls....I'm now on to a dome fetish *winks*......You cracked me up with your comment you wicked girl! Vanna

Room Seventeen said...

Lovely grey blue colors!

Amy Chalmers said...

I think the blue is the perfect complement to I remember, you are in New Hampshire, the state I used to live in and will upon retiring some fine day!! I love that State and was just there this weekend. Lucky you~

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I so am in love with these pictures. They would be great references to use to paint. I think these colors would be great to add with your decor. you have to show us!

debra @ 5th and state said...

sumptuous images deborah! oh how i adore these colorways and the moods it evokes. in your hands this will be a project to greatly anticipate

Anonymous said...

We love a good moody gray. We have shades of gray and black throughout our home. Against white walls, it makes a great accent.
xo E + J

Barbara@HausDesign said...

What a beautiful post to show off the combination of rich browns and blues...I think it is a gorgeous combination!

Victoria said...

Beautiful images. I love gray, blue gray and all its permutations. It looks wonderful with brown. I also use it with bronzy gold. I would love to replicate the color of that soap wrapper.
Have fun with it. Best...Victoria

Heather Robinson said...

We have gray in our shutters and so it is really present in our apartment but personally, I like the use of an indian ink blue. So pretty and calming...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


LA said...

GRAY works for me!Have been trying now to paint my sons room gray for a few years!They tell me NO!Perhaps, I should share your post with them.........they dont live at home anymore but I still bow to their wishes.You have a new site!!!Beautiful.
Ps. I do have two tapestries in my home!But NOT THE REAL MCCOY!I had velvet sewn on the bottom and have hung them as curtains..........

Boho Farm and Home said...

Yes I do! I especially love it with all thoses neutrals. When I see this I want to do it but alas, I know I am a color junkie. I will just have to enjoy it here!
Have a great weekend Debra!

Maison de lin said...


This is a great post whit great colors!

Good luck

The enchanted home said...

Hey Debra I just awarded you a versatile blogger award this on over to see. Have a great weekend!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Those blue doors are absolutely yummy! Fabulous pics, thanks for making a grey day BLUEtiful!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Oh Debra...I love every image. These gray blues are fabulous and would be wonderful with your brown. I'm coveting that old piece of iron. Have a great weekend. XO, Mona

LaPouyette said...

Great color 'combos'!
Beautiful images....
Great post!

Have a lovely blue-sky Sunday, my friend,

Blue Muse said...

Holy smokes, Debra. You are singing a love song straight to my heart with these images today, sister-friend. Lovely!
xo isa

Christina @ My Sparrow and greige said...

Gorgeous. I have been falling for blues again lately!

Have a great week!


Divine Theatre said...

I missed this post. It is, as usual, stunning. I understand why Tina posted it as a favorite.

Kisses to Dylan and Kitty,



christy said...

A beautiful post on my favorite color, that staircase picture is just incredible. Following you now.

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