It comes as no surprise that our home decor is ultimately a reflection of who we are, be it current and contemporary, traditionalist or an eclectic blend of both. But our decor choices may also be a reflection of who we wish to be, and when it comes to blue that reflection may well come from a penchant for serenity and calm that plumbs the depths of the deep blue sea. The tones, shades and hues of blue that surround us are easily as complex as the emotions that take us through our every day.
Blue intimates many things, not the least of which is a prevailing calm but that pacific nature is not its sole domain. Blue also intones and intimates spirituality which is more often than not the reason why the Madonna is always portrayed in garments of the color. Turquoise blue hints at eternal youth while aqua blue is the color of high ideals. Blue is also a conduit, much like the water that bears our reflection, opening up the flow of conversation and communication. While blue is calming, it also suggests a conservative nature.
When it comes to employing blue in our home decor styling and design, the color easily finds its way into the bathroom and why not, it is after all the consummate water color. So it hardly comes as a surprise that blue is a dominant accessory color to be found in Mediterranean décor themes. Or in the Hamptons. Blue as a tiled accents, a backsplash behind the sink or the stove, floor tiles or island surfaces in the kitchen may at first glance be a decor choice perceived to be based again on the water source features in the space. On a deeper level, however, the choice of blue may on a deeper level be an attempt to bring be order to the frenetic pace of that particular environs.
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