Archive | April, 2013

Colour of the month: Bird’s-Egg Blue

This is one of my favourite colours.  I find it such a soothing and effortless colour to apply in a room, whether it be a bedroom, dining room or living area, in fact, it can be used in just about any part of the home.

It is Plascon’s March Colour of the Month, and Plascon Colour Manager, Anne Roselt had this to say;

“Pale blue reminds us of the sky and water, and it creates a sense of freshness and space. Duck-egg and bird’s-egg blues vary from cool, clean turquoise to warmer, more muted shades. The trick is to select the one that best suits your room and other décor items.”

Tips and inspiration

Pale blue is a great colour to introduce if you’re looking to add a bit of peace, balance and harmony to your life. Use it in rooms where you want to relax and contemplate the day. And it isn’t just a great wall colour – pale blue is also a wonderful trim that brings skirtings, doors and furniture to life.

Plascon’s favourite pale blues

Bird’s Egg B3-B2-2
Powdered Blue B5-A2-2
Dreamcatcher B4-B2-2
Stardust B5-C2-2
Winter Haven B2-E2-3
Whisper B5-E2-3

All image sources can be found on our Pinterest Board “Birds Egg Blue”

Stylish Contemporary Living

I came across this remarkable contemporary home in the Forest Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee via Milk and Cotton.

This lovely home belongs to Jennifer and Billy Frist who, along with their architecture and interior design teams, took 18 months to renovate.

As the article brings out, “what had been a massive, unexceptional brick-and-stucco house emerged as a 17,000-square-foot modernist lantern—its buff-color Indiana-limestone exterior framing walls of glass that take in both the property’s 17 wooded acres and the glittering skyscrapers of downtown Nashville. Spurred by Jennifer, who admired the solid good looks of old local bank buildings clad in the same material, the large panels of stone give the two-story structure a sense of permanence that the last incarnation’s abundant stretches of brick failed to achieve. Best of all, the architectural reinvention better complements the Frists’ interests and social lives.”

I love the muted neutral colours that seem to flow from one room to another, the attention to detail and the sheer amount of light and play on volume that seems to occupy each room.

What do you think?

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