Brrrr-illiant Blues

Posted on 07 January 2014

You've heard it from friends, colleagues, news anchors and even from strangers in passing...and now you're hearing it from us. Baby, it's COLD outside! And in spirit of this chill (and to put a positive twist on numb noses, fingers and toes) we're going to celebrate the beauty of icy, cold blues this week.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="409"]Jamie Van Landuyt in Dn Rm Click image to see more of Jamie Van Landuyt's artwork[/caption]  

As interior design styles evolve, each year the 'in' look leans more and more contemporary. Aquas, grays, white, and cobalt blues fit in perfectly with this style. Keep in mind using cold colors doesn't mean your space has to feel cold. A space can look cool without feeling cool. After all, our homes and offices are where we retreat to get away from that cruel nip in the air, is it not?

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"]Lisa Schafer 6 x 6 in Room Click image to see more of Lisa Schafer's artwork[/caption]


Allure of Aqua

The fantastic thing about aqua is it's ability to transition from season to season. It can represent the crisp icy winter or the brilliant blue of the ocean in the summer.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="388"]Untitled VII in Kitchen Click image to see more of Lisa Schafer's artwork[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6955" align="aligncenter" width="409"]Ken Rausch Stainless in Lv Rm Click image to see more of Ken Rausch's artwork[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="409"]TraverseCity interior2 Click image to see more of Patrick Williams' artwork[/caption]


Blue Balancing Act

Professional artists are very good at balancing the cool colors with a just enough warmth to create an inviting atmosphere. Blues complimentary color, orange, is often used to capture the shimmering glow of light or fire.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="420"]Jolie Harris in Boudoir Click image to see more of Jolie Harris' artwork[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6957" align="aligncenter" width="445"]MBR Metal in Lv Rm Click image to see more of Mary Barr Rhodes' artwork[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6958" align="aligncenter" width="466"]Tom Owen in Dn Rm Click image to see more of Tom Owen's artwork[/caption]  

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Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.




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