Boy, have I been feeling blue for some time. It reached its zenith today upon seeing this perfect blue library – painted Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue – over at Cote de Texas, where Joni was showing preview photos of the June House Beautiful. I feel like owner Jeannette Whitson climbed into my brain (or at least my Pinterest board) and created my dream room. As always, be sure to click the photo for the large size view!
The desire for a library painted blue, somewhere between navy, Prussian and teal has been one I have been carrying a long time. Here’s a favorite – you’ve seen it before in one of my other obsessionary posts – that one on ticking.
Blue is always soothing, and there is something about being enveloped in a deeply toned room layered with books.
I think the blue highlights ordinary books, which I love, as I am really resistant to those fake staged bookshelves.
Where do people then put the books they actually read? Love the children’s books on the lower right here, just perfect for little folk to grab.
These kind of blues have a glowing brightness even though they are dark colors.
In particular, blue mixed with its complimentary orange is stunning. Whether it be wood tones and velvet…
…or leather with a touch of animal print.
And here it is one more time from the cover view. The matched velvet and the Michael Smith fabric on the ceiling are just divine!
I’m blue over a lot more than just libraries these days. Leaving the land of blue – the land of indigo – after nine years is going to be very very hard. Even if I manage to get a blue library out of the change…
All photo credits and links, along with more inspiration photos, can be found over at my Blue Libraries Pinterest board. Thanks Joni and thanks to Ally at FTRB, who has a blue and orange room obsession too.