When the heat and humidity are rising,
and it’s time to cool off —
Paint it Powder Blue!
Steely, icy, baby, powder —
— when the heat gets out of control,
I like my blue to float on a feather.
• • • Ethereal Powder Blue • • •
It’s light, it breathes, and so do I.
Add a dash of silvery grey,
and you get The Bluest Eye.
(If you haven’t read Toni Morrison’s novel
by that name, I highly recommend it!)
If you are looking for powder blue paint,
Emily in Miller Paint’s Historic Line
is one of my go-to blues.
In one of my current projects, I am creating
a floating-on-a-feather personal sanctuary
in powder blue, white and silver.
The elements include wallpaper
with a metallic swirl,
white leather reading chair,
gloss white furniture,
and silver lamps with white glass shades:
Here, a glamorous bedroom in
the powder-blue-silver-white palette.
Has the palette ever looked better?
The charcoal Tibetan lambs wool pillow
takes center stage, and grounds the scene.
A multi-dimensional range of blues
can also ground the ethereal palette:
• • • Powder Blue & Grounding Black • • •
Adding black for contrast and drama
grounds the palette even more:
Fascinating how the open black chair
focuses the eye and makes you really
see this study in blues:
Here's what black does for Emily:
And here are the
elements grounded with black: