April 2, 2014

Inspiration | Falling in love with colors

I fell in love with colors,

when I saw this beautiful kitchen designed by Jessica Helgerson. 

Design by Jessica Helgerson. Image via Design Sponge

I don't usually care for all white kitchens, but when I saw this picture I couldn't get my mind off of it. Isn't this so pretty with punches of bright blue and orange? 

The same kitchen, looking into the dining room.

Design by Jessica Helgerson. Image via Design Sponge

There's something magical about the combination of orange and blue. 

Blue is the color of the clear sky and the deep ocean, and to me, the color represents calmness and stability. Orange is the color of the sunshine, happiness, and positive energy. Looking at those colors together makes me come alive in a way I can't quite explain in words.

Today, I'm going to explore the pretty world of orange and blue for inspiration.

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This beautiful plate in orange and blue.

The Painted House

This rolling pin.


An exotic orange and blue dress.


"Orange is the happiest color." - Frank Sinatra


The deep blue in this rug really speaks to me.

image via Georgiana Design

Beautiful coral draperies paired with blue and white porcelain planters. 

Mary McDonald. Image via High Street Market

This lively living room.

David Bromstad. Image via Better Homes and Gardens

The soft shades of aqua and rust of Mongolian cashmere

The Purl Bee

Blue Moroccan tile and orange leather.

image via Catherine Gratwicke Photography

Faded and pretty.
image via Pinterest. original source unknown.

"I never get tired of the blue sky." - Vincent van Gogh
Starry Night Over the Rhone by Vincent van Gogh

Last night, I dreamed I was swimming in a deep blue ocean,

image via amores perros

and watching hundreds of flaming orange flamingos dance in the air.

image via Pinterest. source unknown.

Have you seen flamingos dance? I have in real life when I was a child. It was magnificent. 

"Live in the sunshine
Swim the sea
Drink the wild air"
                              - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Happy April. Spring is finally here. 

I am inhaling all the colors blossoming in the air.

Do you have any colors that make you come alive?


  1. I just added some orange pillows to my living room for spring. Love them! I don't have blue in there, but I do agree with you that blue and orange together are magical.

    1. Hi Brenda! Pillows are a great way to add colors/textures to a room. I might have to look for some orange pillows to add to my living area :)

  2. I love all white kitchens! And I alsolve blue and orange :)
    Haha and there is quite a flamingo connection in my family. My great aunt had a business in the late 90s called uptownflamingo.com where she sold all sorts of flamingo related things. They even did a story about her in People magazine!

    1. How fascinating! I went to check out your aunt's website, but it was gone. I wonder if I can still find the article? Let me know if you have a link ;-)

    2. I'll have to dig it up somewhere! I remember Niki Taylor was on the cover of the issue in which she appeared.

    3. Ah I'm sad they don't have the photos that went with it in the magazine! But here's the article: http://www.people.com/people/mobile/article/0,,20134584,00.html#

    4. You found it! Thank you! I'm always fascinated by people who follow their passion and start their own business from the ground up. I'm off to read the article now! ox

  3. What a beautiful selection of photos - so soothing and peaceful to view. I've always loved the colour orange, it's such a happy colour. Paired with blue it looks wonderful, makes me want to paint my walls!

    1. Oh I love your white walls! So serene and calm. But a bright blue and orange artwork will look great against a pristine white wall :)


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