Good morning! I hope that if you are in the eye of the storm that you have your provisions and are ready to hunker down. Just be safe whatever you do.
I have been paging through magazines and reading blogs this week and I continually see the the colors blue and white popping up from fashions to home decor.
Traditionally blue and white never goes out of style and is a great accent color for clothes and furnishings. From blue and white striped Nautical t-shirts seen all over in the Summer or the blue and white transfer ware and Chinese pottery that is sprinkled throughout decorating magazines. It is a classic combination.
Although I am a huge fan of these colors I do not often use them in my decor unless I am drinking or eating off of it and in a few paintings.
|“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” ~Vincent Van Gogh|
As for clothing, I prefer black but blue and white have been turning up more and more.
“White…is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black…God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.”
~G. K. Chesterton
Are you a fan of blue and white? Do you wear or use these colors in your decorating?
“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones…it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color – pink.”
~ Raoul Dufy
“If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.”
~ Paul Gauguin
Are you a fan or transfer ware?
“The first of all single colors is white … We shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no color can be seen; yellow for the earth; green for water; blue for air; red for fire; and black for total darkness.”
~Leonardo Da Vinci
What about Chinese pottery?
“ELOQUENCE, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.”
If you are a fan and would like some inspiration, Tina from The Enchanted Home posted 35 Reasons Why I Love Decorating with Blue and White.
And Marsha from Splenderosa posted on Blue and White in her 3 Things Series.
Be safe and enjoy your day!