from Harper’s Bazaar.
Inspired by my own choice to wear cobalt blue today (a wool swing coat), I thought this image was a perfect fit for this week’s Fashion Friday, not to mention it is painfully stylish. This is truly a fabulous early winter look. Here at Two Kellys, we are BIG fans of blue – the more saturated the better. Cobalt blue is one such hue, along with navy. When paired with grey, this can come off a little harsh in interiors, which is why we don’t see it too often. Just like this stylish lady did with her belt, most designers warm it up with rich brown tones. Cobalt blue is such a fashion color and it really adds some oomph to interiors by way of accessories, such as blue and white jars, a vase, or flowers. Although some people are enamored enough to really commit to the color and go for it! This is a selection of successful use of blue, be it in an accessory, a wall color, or the whole shebang. So I give you Fashion Friday, the blue period.
They went for it. And it’s amazing.
A little more subtle, but just as effective.
The streets of Mykonos, famous for it’s use of cobalt blue.
Carolyne Roehm dedicated an entire book to blue. She has warmed the rich color up with gold – a more glamorous look.
Another Carolyne Roehm blue room. The high gloss paint makes the cobalt take on a liquid quality, as well as being highly reflective, so the room doesn’t feel like a cave.
Cobalt accessories liven this room up significantly.
Mark Rothko’s “Blue and Grey”.
Just enough blue.
My favorite image of the lot.
On a side note – while looking for images for this post, I came across an amazing Tumblr, Bees Like Honey, and would highly recommend giving it a glance. She has a really great eye for beautiful images of beautiful things. Have a great weekend!