6.04.2009

The Best Bedroom Blue!

Good morning!  I know, it's been awhile, I am sorry!  We are leaving on our first vacation as a foursome next week, and I've been busy getting our life together.  But I had to take a break from my organizing and packing to come to Melissa's "My Favorite Paint Color" party!

I am always drawn to warm colors.  So it's surprising that one of my favorite colors in my house is this pretty robin's egg blue in my bedroom.

It looks so pretty with the different wood tones in the room, and the silver frames and other little goodies look great against it.

I've added some warm-colored fabric, brown leather, and a cozy cream blanket so that the "cool" factor doesn't come through too strongly.  And I bought some amazing brown and cream toile fabric to make window "mistreatments" (a la Nester).  Yeah, we'll see how long it actually takes me to get those done!

This color is actually my own creation, mostly because I bought a color that looked WAY too dark on the walls, so I just kept adding white paint until I liked it!  But because Melissa is one of my favorite bloggers, I wanted to be able to give you chickies a name for this color, in case you want to get it for yourself!  So I headed off to Lowe's and got this paint sample.  It matches my color exactly.

To copy this lovely blue, go out and get Valspar (Lowe's house brand) in "Rising Tide."  Hope you love it as much as I do!

And now, head over to 320 Sycamore to see lots of other favorite paint colors!


47 comments:

Kelli said...

That is a really pretty blue. I love this little party going on...I've seen some colors that I really could use. Have a fun trip!

mlc said...

I have a question about a previous post... I made my little one several onesies using the iron-on transfers that you showed on your blog and I've noticed that they crack and peel off. Have you had the same problem? I washed the onesies before and after like the instructions said. I'm really disappointed.

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

That is very pretty color. I love the blue colors, but wouldn't want it to be too blue...this color would be perfect. I am thinking for maybe a workspace.

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Very beautiful and calming color. It looks very rich with the dark browns too. Thanks for sharing your secret!

julie & joe said...

I've been looking for a color for my bedroom. I have a chocolate comforter and a super small room.

Jboo said...

I love blue, but have never found just the right shade -- thanks for sharing! Your room looks so lovely!

Have a great vacay with the family!

Janet

Christina said...

What a lovely color blue. So calming.

Your bedroom is just beautiful.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Such a pretty blue color! The toile sounds like it'll be lovely in there! Hope that you enjoy your vacation!! :)
Blessings,
Stacey

Shilo said...

Thanks for the tip, I've been looking for the perfect blue for our bedroom in Paraguay so I'll have to stop by Lowes and pick up a paint chip to take with!
Blessings,
Shilo

duchess said...

Beautiful blue.
Enjoy your vacation.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That is a pretty color blue!!

Hope you all have a wonderful vacation!

melissa said...

Carrie~thank you, thank you for joining and finding that beautiful blue color name for us! I can't wait to see your window treatments now~have a wonderful vacation!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

my bedroom is a soft blue also and i love it. my drapes are red and my rug is blue with red accents. i love my bedroom. i just wish it wasn't overflowing with baby stuff right now.

Little Page Turners said...

When you say you kept adding white, do you mean you mixed white paint with the blue paint? Our family room is way too blue and I want to lighten it. Do you think I should just completely repaint or try a glaze? Thanks!

Life with Kaishon said...

It is beautiful Carrie! I just love it. I think we have the same bed : ). Now I feel cool! I am so excited for you about your vacation! Have fun!

Jadehollow said...

Very beautiful color .. and in my favorite brand of paint. That color blue is so perfect with the warm browns and white. Thanks for sharing your lovely bedroom and color.
Debbie

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I am always drawn to the cool colors. I feel like I'm the only one, though. Everyone loves a warm color. This room, in all it's coolness, is perfect!

Kate Starr said...

Blue is a hard one to pin point.. but you got it! A perfect bedroom color, so soothing.

The Stylish House said...

Carrie,
Your dark furniture looks great against the soothing blue walls. Perfect choice for a bedroom. Have a great vacation and thanks for sharing! ~Cathy~

Jessica said...

That's beautiful! I love the color.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That's a beautiful bedroom, Carrie!

Happiness Is... said...

That's one of my favorite colors, too. I picked our wedding china secretly hoping that one day I'd have a blue dining room in that shade - ha! I thought it's be pretty to have china with a blue/gold rim set on a big, dark wood table with blue walls...love the color! I also want to paint my bathroom that color some day.

Magic Brush said...

Beautiful bedroom!

SoBella Creations said...

I love that color! I need to paint my house. All bland off white walls.

daniella said...

I agree, great color! When we moved in to our rental nearly a year ago the ownders left the master bedroom painted that exact same blue and I was surprised just how much I liked it. I love combining it with cremes and mochas to add warmth, like you said. Now, for the spring/summer we have a light grey/white duvet with white and yellow accent pillows. I love the color combo of light blue/yellow/light green too.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is a beautiful blue.....Our bedroom is blue and brown....so warm and cozy!!

Hope you have a wonderful vacation:)

Lisa

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oooh i love it!!! beautiful!

Jodee Leader said...

I love this color! We just painted our bedroom blue too -- however, it is darker! I love it though!

KarenB said...

Your bedroom is very pretty. I've seen a lot of similar blues in these posts so far. Thanks for doing the homework and finding a name to put on it.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

This is so calming and beautiful! I can't wait to see the toile curtains. It's already amazing, but that will be a beautiful addition!

Mandi said...

Love the blue! I need some blue in my house. So relaxing and calming.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I adore blue paint! So pretty!

gina said...

That is a very pretty blue!

Davene said...

Your bedroom looks great--so peaceful and relaxing!

I just changed our bedroom to blue, but I went with a much darker shade. I love it so much, but I admit that I was a little nervous throughout the whole process because I'd never gone with such a bold color before. I heaved a big sigh of relief when it was painted...and I was thrilled...and my husband was, too. Whew! :)

Have a great time on your trip!

Blissfully Enamored said...

check out the frames i am selling!!!

Mimi Sue said...

It really is a beautiful blue in your beautiful bedroom. Have fun with your kids on your vacation. Mimi

The Graves' House said...

love the blue! very soothing...

Marie said...

What a beautiful bedroom! That shade of blue is just fabulous.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That such a pretty calm blue and blue is so hard to get right!

Have a great vacation!

Manuela

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today.
I love all the new blogs
I have found. Quite a unique group.
I love making new blogging friends..
I have several Disney posts already on my blog and have several more to post. Hope you will stop by for a visit.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Somehow I missed this-but glad I went looking :)
What a great color! I love it!

Ms. Tee said...

So very pretty and calming - I love it!

Miss E said...

I love the color with the pop of dark wood furniture (but what did I expect, c'mon, as you are such a creative genius)!

Have so much fun on your family vacay!

xoxo

Ross said...

Ooh! Those are awesome!! Searching for leather bedroom furniture at reasonable prices, then log on to Spacify.com

Jill said...

HI!! love your colour, Have really searched for quiet a while, But I live in south Africa, Anyone know a similar colour!!

Choosing Paint Color said...

the blue color is so pretty (I love all blues), but what makes it special here is the texture of the walls - it adds something extra to the color.

Yelena

Anonymous said...

I took the advice of this article about Rising Tide and headed straight over to Lowe's. I cannot TELL YOU HOW WONDERFUL my daughter's bedroom turned out. You are right, this is a perfect blue....it's not baby boy nursery blue, but a mature blue that, as you say, works well with creams and wood tones. Lovely, lovely! Thank you for recommending.