Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Color Mark: Hydrangea Blues

A couple of years ago, on a trip to Costa Rica, I took this photo when I went to visit a national park famous for it's inactive volcano and turquoise water lagoon. I have always had a fascination for this flower and how much it can change from one place to the other as it adapts itself to new environments.

Paints matches from Benjamin Moore from top to bottom: 
2146-10, 2062-70, 2067-50, R-9981, 2061-10

Blues and greens like these ones refresh any environment as they make people feel surrounded by nature and the ocean. Rooms that receive a lot of sun during the day benefit from the use light shades of blue {like the second one} with accents of green and even yellow.

Have a lovely and refreshing day!

40 comments:

  1. I love this delicate blue color, 3rd from top!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! your blog is truly inspirational, I'm your new follower :)

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  3. Wow - I'm a little in love with that darkest color.

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  4. Very pretty. Love these colours and I love Hydrangeas.

    Maria @ Orchard Bloom

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  5. Beautiful color inspiration. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower and I think the blue hue is my favorite - perfect color inspiration for spring!
    Much love,
    B

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  6. Beautiful! I have a 40 foot long stretch of hydrangeas on one side of my house. I love them!

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  7. That's beautiful!! I might use this color palette as inspiration for painting and decorating my bedroom. I love the calming vibes of the blues and green!

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  8. These are so beautiful, and they just have a way of adding so much vibrance and beauty to home gardens. Need to plant some for next Spring.

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  9. So true - that blue is like a calm ocean or the tropics!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. I love this. My parents' house is lined with blue and green hydrangeas. What perfect inspiration for a calming spring.

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  11. I love these flowers. My dad used to plant them everywhere!

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  12. I just love hydrangeas!!! I tried to plant a bush in my yard but it died. RIP :(

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  13. So beautiful! I feel refreshed just looking at this! :) xoxo

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  14. One of my favorite flowers! They were all over Scotland and I fell in love, also.

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  15. Love the photo... it's perfect...
    My room has more or less that color... a light blue... for calm... I guess...
    XOXO

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  16. Hydrangeas are such a beautiful flower, they always look so LUSH. Lovely image.

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  17. I think I've been to that park! In CR

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  18. Love this color, it is a perfect spring print xoxo

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  19. Love how you can take nature and bring it into your home!

    Jayme @ HLNC

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  20. Love the hyndrangea blue. It truly puts a smile on my face. xx

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  21. I love the color blue, it's so calming and refreshing!

    Lynn
    CARMEN VOGUE

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  22. Love the palette. xoxo
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  23. I love hydrangeas and the one you photographed is such a pretty blue. They are usually blue and/or green where I live but when I was visiting a friend in NY I noticed they were all pink!!!

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  24. Loving all the blues! This would be so pretty in a sun room!

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  25. my favorite flowers--have them all around the house but they won't be out for a while--so glad to get a peek today!

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  26. It's a gorgeous flower. I use to have some pink ones. So uplifting.
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  27. Very special. Great photo! I love flowers and the colour blue. :) xx

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  28. i love this shade of blue!

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  29. I LUV hydrangeas and one of my besties bought me a beautiful blue one as a housewarming gift. Completely adoring!

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  30. I'm hoping for hydrangeas at my wedding. Gorgeous. Love the color association with paint colors! smart girl :)

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  31. That photo is amazing and the colour mix is spot on:) I love the second shade of blue:) Muah, sweetie. Have a great day.

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  32. these are such gorgeous colors on a wonderful flower. i really like blues. they're calming and cool and serene.

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  33. i always wanted to go to Costa Rica! blue and green are lovely together. even in clothes!!! i love hydrangeas. they're so beautiful. i went to Rhode Island last year for a wedding and saw all sorts of gorgeous hydrangeas!

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