Into the blue - interiors inspired by nature
The colour of the ocean and sky blue is one of the most popular colours in the colour wheel. Amanda Neill, leading Auckland Interior Designer talks the colour blue and how it affects our everyday lives.
The colour of the ocean and sky blue is one of the most popular
colours in the colour wheel. Amanda Neill, leading Auckland Interior
Designer talks the colour blue and
how it affects our everyday lives.
Surrounded by blue
We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of the world.
The costal North Shore suburbs of Devonport, Takapuna and Milford
are surrounded by ocean and at this time of year big, beautiful
skies in the most magnificent blue.
Because of our beautiful surroundings we receive many requests
from clients for the colour blue to be incorporated into schemes
within the home. It may be an entire scheme that incorporates the
colour blue or it may just be a few décor pieces to finish off the
space. However, the colour is used it creates a sense of coolness,
which is idea at this time of year in the height of summer.
The colour of the spirit
Blue is a constant in our lives and is the collective colour of
the spirit - it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce
chemicals that are calming.
A pure blue is the colour of inspiration, sincerity and
spirituality. It creates a sense of solitude, peace and wellbeing,
which makes it a wonderful colour to use in a small boys or babies
Blue opens the flow of communication and counteracts chaos or
Blue spaces are often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure
But not all blues are serene and sedate - electric or brilliant
blues become dynamic and dramatic - an engaging colour that
expresses exhilaration and the overuse of the colour can create a
feeling of cold and aloofness.
Colour combinations that zing
A fantastic colour combination is the use of blue with crisp
This creates a classic and timeless look and when used in
stripes create that instant beachside feeling.
You may not live directly next to the ocean but you can still
invoke the serenity of the beach by creating a blue and white
scheme in your home in the typical 'Hamptons Style'.
If you would like to introduce the colour blue into your home
why not come and see Amanda at Designworx.
We will be happy to help you find that perfect shade in the
fabric, paint, wallpaper or décor piece that you are looking for.
You can either make an appointment or drop by our studio to find