our aquatic earth

4fb125de4d6668f80e9f4456d7b7f1ec

(38702878020676305)

good morning and happy tuesday everyone.

27d9c28597e2590fbd8a3639c1f843e0

(38702878020635685)

it’s a crazy day from what’s on the news. i hope you’re safe and sound and for those who are facing difficult times due to mother nature, please know we are all praying for you.

9879f345109b51abcf44ef20aff87494

(38702878020687781)

it’s earth that inspired my color choice to explore today. she’s so full of shades and tones it’s hard to pinpoint something specific but i’m finally honing in on one in particular: aqua.

1ac9af874168d093f727370c45d90730

(38702878020678901) it is somewhere between turquoise and celadon and i had to try not to cross the lines. not sure how i did, you can be the judge!

Screen shot 2013-06-04 at 9.33.16 AM

(bohemianwornest) even though it’s a color found so much in nature,  it can sometimes be a little extreme and almost gaudy

0c7c0a2b7ee10f1a17a1773d4661bf2e

(38702878020676243) but then again, one shade down it’s neutral, like so many we’ve explored over the past few days.

ea0904c7d5715a5fb29efc720261eac4

(38702878020676211)

d0e7154867a826a84e9ab85b9c28e49f

(38702878020680243) i love to see it in subtle tones on furniture like the little sofa.

Screen shot 2013-06-04 at 10.08.21 AM

(38702878020678983) and it’s got a dreamy quality in glass

e87476b461526627ba9ae6222f812580

(38702878020678973) adds a pick me up to any vignette (here almost crossing the turquoise line, maybe it’s both)?

7fc356fb04afda24d99e5e7b5e1b2e8e

(38702878020679051)

d5b210ba02a66cf3c6f8f6271c65bceb

(38702878020678783) it’s great in a bath

328685a62d2be332434da435c5aef21b

(38702878020687776) or in a dose of glass tiles

86f1445593c41d868181b4ee7c03d287

(38702878020679943 i keep coming back to nature to see where the color wheel blends

5edfb6448f2e2980ae106a4c04569a39

(38702878020687769)

7aa0bcade1746adbdcdfc3e44161dd2e

(38702878020679979) i find it soothing and love to see it on walls

17741937e6c72b92a3f6aff8989a3b29

(38702878020679974)

Screen shot 2013-06-04 at 9.02.21 AM

(38702878020679068)

8a87762fd5a36512cb34efe54906348e

(38702878020636302)

Screen shot 2013-06-04 at 9.04.00 AM

(dianeburn.com) again, a color that’s timeless whether it’s used in a cottage or a baroque chateau

693381d089af82fb96214805e581a9bc

(38702878020679224)

7912841453ccda42853b75679a940ade

(38702878020679461)

e3ce24b9d929381c87216f4eb9df4cfa

(38702878020678524)

52e43984ffc67f82b80405c74082d1c4

(38702878020679376)

c328d6e8de6bc5e7bdfeccacc47b1ff4

(38702878020680065) aqua velvet

a94833c49cc2f34b6808713eb8f3050c

(38702878020679044)

antiques

(38702878020679294)

4fec7b18437fa6009cf33961629892bc

(38702878020678907) it’s a bold color but kind of fun to use in unusual ways. here someone got creative with an ombre

concrete

and a gorgeous concrete floor

Screen shot 2013-06-04 at 9.10.41 AM

(madebygirl) once you choose your palette

1d92c60abad2998ae24e260917c403ec

(38702878020687760)

the sky’s the limit! hope you have a fabulous day and if you’re using aqua let us know where!

d66b7cf6de72a58d45ff59198cbcfb96

(38702878020687765)

June 4, 2013. Tags: , , . Decorating, Design.

11 Comments

  1. Robyn replied:

    Oh my, these images transported me to a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing them. I have been a subscriber for awhile now and truly enjoy your blog.

  2. Mom replied:

    Beautiful. Don’t forget the little Tiffany box!

  3. Patty/BC replied:

    Mt sofa is the same blue with a touch of green with a gold damask overlay, I love it so much. Dreamy, peaceful colour. Lovely post, thanks!

  4. Vicki Archer replied:

    Such a beautiful colour…some stunning photos you’ve collated here…thank you for sharing…xv

  5. Lisa Harris Palazzolo replied:

    So beautiful!!!

  6. vintagerevivalnz replied:

    Love them all!

  7. Nikon replied:

    Boy, you really can pick them!
    That shot of the ocean is very stunning!

  8. segmation replied:

    What beautiful choice of colors from the color wheel.

  9. Ruby Lee replied:

    you always have such beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Ms Anon replied:

    Very soothing!

  11. Ivana replied:

    ocean is beautiful

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback URI

  • @theparisapartment

    #miamibeachsunset Good morning! Thank you for the Easter macaroons, Jill! Happy Holidays! #peonies  Study: Day 3 Perfect day Happy Saturday! #peonies Day 2 #wholefoods had #peonies today! Bud study: Day 1 Thank you for the gardenia #kenivaleni Cocktail table Moonlight through the clouds a place for keys The kids rolling in My Versailles Time to take a break and read something! Dedication page in It Takes a Village by Hilary Clinton Keni has Sunbrella Pucci pillows from St Tropez! Keni's Cabana 16 Thank you for my beautiful pearl of a birthday lamp Ellen! I love you! Venetian and Murano mirrored tray #fleamarketfind Beach gear


  • friends


    parisien salon


    shed the eclectic home


    Paris Perfect Apartment Rentals


    parishotelboutique


    frenchblue


    haven in paris


    vignettes


    a gift wrapped life


    Karen Sugarman


    Heartfish Press


    Antiques are green


    Big Brothers Big Sisters


    habitat for humanity


    Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund


  • favorites


  • archive
  • Archives



  • categories
  • 1920's Antique Shopping Architecture art Blogroll Books Decorating Design Dreams Fleamarkets Florida France Friends Furniture Holidays illustration Life Living Marie Antoinette Miami New York Paris Paris Apartments Paris Flea Markets Paris Trip Photography postaday2011 Projects Travel Uncategorized


  • Stopping at the Green Lights
  • Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 1,402 other followers