colour me pretty: sky blue

Very often I’m totally blown away by a fellow blogger’s room makeover (there are some seriously talented bloggers out there!!). I’m not sure if you guys are regular readers of 6th Street Design School, but you should be. Kristen does the most lovely work and her blog is always full of great eye candy! The other day she posted her recently made over playroom. How unbelievably amazing is this room? Total playroom magic.



From all of the polka dots, to teepee, to kitchenette, to craft table, to chalkboard wall, to puppet stage… what’s not to love?!kirstenkrason_0167

Besides the totally sweet little details in this room, I was smitten over the light blue back wall (with those great clouds!).  I have a colour fairly similar to this in my living and dining room, I sometimes tire of it and dream of painting the walls a smokey grey, or white, or something totally different. But then every now and again, I see a room like this and it re-affirms my love of light blue walls.

Some of my other fave light blue rooms? This one is a classic. Check out how the blue is paired with tons of white trim detail and the dark ceiling. That ceiling plays nicely with the dark floors, don’t you think?



This room has a little more edge to it, but still lots of white and wood tones.light_blue_interior_4betterhome.com_thumb


Sky blue is a pretty common kitchen colour. Paired with white cabinetry, it comes across so fresh and clean.kitchen_light_blue_thumb


YHL kitchen


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By going with gold or brass details versus silvers and chromes, it really warms up the space. Check out the use of the gold in the picture frames, sconces, and side tables in this photo. See what I mean?



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Homebase – a leading home retailer who sell products for the home and garden have vast paint lines (including lots of beautiful blues!), like the Dulux coloured emulsion and their Crown paint offers.



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From a coastal/cottage feeling, to a classic appeal, to quirky rooms, I feel like this hue can accommodate just about any style. What do you guys think? Are you light blue lovers?

This post has been sponsored by Homebase – but opinions about this colour and photo sourcing is all me!

Have a great weekend, you guys! xo – gem

  • Amanda – Small Home Big Start

    Love that polka dot rug in the playroom. Such a fun space for kids to get creative!