A splash of blue.

Paris2014-15Despite my general attraction towards warm and bright colors, I am totally obsessed with the vibrant blue that is splashed all over Paris. I just can’t get enough of the blue doors that are on so many buildings in this city. I am maybe already contemplating what I can paint a deep and rich blue when I get back. This will be made slightly more difficult by our rental status, but surely there is something in our apartment that could benefit from a bold blue coat. Right?

In the meantime, here are some of the blue doors that have been filling up my camera these days.
Paris2014-14Paris2014-23 No really — this is an entire post of a bunch of blue doors that look almost identical. Aren’t you just so glad that I took up space on the Internet with this today? You’re welcome. Paris2014-44 Paris2014-135As can be seen, sometimes bold blue doors make me so excited that I awkwardly half curtsy (?) in front of them.
Paris2014-154 Paris2014-156 Ok fine, I know that one is more like mint/ robin’s egg blue, but it was too pretty to leave out. Paris2014-192Paris2014-157Paris2014-172Ok people, I’m serious: how can I get some of this color all over my home/wardrobe/life? Ideas?

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18 Responses to A splash of blue.

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I love your blue door pictures! I too have the sad predicament of living in a rented apartment with lots of white. All the white walls! Buy some deep blue blankets and throw pillows to leave in your living room. Easy accent color. And it will look good with white 🙂

  2. sylviakyle says:

    I suggest you paint James blue 🙂
    How come even when there are almost no words, your blog posts are still awesome??? 🙂
    xo

  3. Haylie says:

    I love that color, and have been unabashedly obsessed with it lately, in the following ways:
    A) I have a bright blue pencil skirt that weirdly matches most of my tops (for which reason I have sought to wear it like, 3 times a week… or every day…) as well as this bright blue peplum dress that makes my heart happy.

    B) My grandmother gave us her Blue Willow dishes when we got married, which are delightfully striking. Also, because they only came with oddly tiny bowls (what are they for???) and larger, shallow bowls (for soup…?) we bought a couple glass bowls that were just plain cobalt blue… from Walmart. I know, I know… but they were like, 1.50 each, I think? Some insanely low price. And they match, so that’s thoroughly exciting. 🙂

    I’m so glad you’re posting so many pictures of France!!! I am not embarrassed to say I’m living vicariously through you a little bit. Or a lot. 🙂

  4. Talitha says:

    How long are you staying in Paris? I’ll be there August 1-5…

  5. Gorgeous colors. I’m glad you snuck the mint/robin’s egg blue in…one of my most favorite colors!

  6. wifiemmott says:

    Wear blue sunglasses or vibrant blue-stoned necklace. Blue curtains, or bunting, or fairy lights in your living room… or blue roses. OR buy a cheap canvas and go nuts with some blue paint in the style of David Hockney or Mark Rothko, or in your own style. Any of these appeal. Or buy some lightweight blue pyjamas! Enjoy the blue discovery.

  7. elizabeth says:

    These are beautiful!

  8. Anna Kate says:

    When I was in Paris for a week several years ago, the blue doors were one of my favorite parts. 🙂

  9. angie stone says:

    The reason you like the blue doors is that it is KENTUCKY BLUE of the Blue Nation – Go Cats.
    Your inner self is longing for Ky.

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