color story: french blue.
by victoria comment

6/15/21

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

i’ve shared all about blue before in color stories, but i just love the well-known shades of very provincial french blues and i’d definitely say there’s a range of hues that are always en vogue. think of the french riviera or a farmhouse in Provence and you’re getting the idea. blue’s always been a pretty traditional classic, so perhaps we’re’ just giving it a vintage-modern update. vintage is also always in style (in fashion, and in decor) and blue jewel tones lend themselves well to a pairing of rich fabrics upholstered on older pieces — they just live quite well together. blue paired with almost any color is a no-brainer and mustard yellow or wood tones are always dreamy. whether you add a bit of blue through artwork, a beautiful piece of furniture, or a bold accent of floor to ceiling paint, it’s going to look Très Chic, and whether on-trend or not, i think blue has long-lasting legs that aren’t going away anytime soon.

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: blue sofa via clem around the corner; BLUE TULIP SUZANI WALLPAPER from st. frank; LALA PALM LINEN TASSEL CUSHION from karu; vintage blue armoire via atlantis home; PAIR OF OVER-DYED KITCHEN TOWELs from elsie green; vintage WOMAN’S PASTEL PORTRAIT from elsie green; beach umbrellas by stuart cantor photography; Champion Grapes Tray from Jayson home; vintage french sign from elsie green; des grands boulevards hotel in paris via sfgirlbybay; blue latte bowls from Anthropologie; art by Jean Cocteau via artnet.

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: art via equator; kitchen via kinfolk; stripes painting by david hockney; jayson home Pinch Dishes; anthropologie merida towel collection; beach scene by slim aarons; Lemieux et Cie Flatwoven Lulang Indoor/Outdoor Rug; shelving by michele varian; DARK VINES INDIGO THROW PILLOW from st. frank; blue staircase via elsie green; blue chairs via africa moon; vintage dishware from elsie green; Très bien via la cool & chic; orange via isla swim; frédéric hooft’s home via coffee klatch.

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: blue kitchen from the book Made of Wood: In The Home by mark and sally bailey; Niels Strøyer Christophersen’s blue kitchen via THE KINFOLK HOME TOURS; jean coucteau via dani58; inspiration board via naturally danny seo; cafe chairs via domino; print tablecloth via the world of interiors; blue striped walls via nordroom; blue bannister via desire to inspire; dark blue bedroom via libertyn interiors; blue wallpapered bedroom via homes to love; bertoia chairs from the socialite family; leather chaise lounge via elsie green; dining room via libertyn interiors; blue wainscoting via @tmagazine.

4 responses to “color story: french blue.”

  1. Love this. Planning a new art room for me doubling as guest room and I thought of Blue as I have some cherished artwork. Not precious, but cherished. The French Blue is just perfect for me. Glad you posted this today so I get nee inputs ( as always, of course) from your photo selection! Will do a mood board right away on Pinterest!

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