Global Style: Blue-Green Color

Maybe it’s because I live near Chicago, and it’s the tail end of winter and after being surrounded by brown, gray and white it’s time for blues and greens and all the glorious flower colors of spring. Let’s go on a color trip around the world in search of these gorgeous fresh blues and greens …

In the Tangier home of architect Roberto Peregalli, featured in World of Interiors:

Moroccan Tiles in Tangier via World of Interiors

Another Moroccan scene, this time a riad belonging to Countess Marta Marzotto, featured in the Wall Street Journal:

Marta Marzotto Moroccan Riad via WSJ

Just, whoa!

Blue Green

I think I photographed this in one of my design magazines picked up in Thailand, maybe Elle Decoration. This is muted with some yellow and brown, in a bathroom in Bangkok:

Bathroom in Bangkok

If I remember right, it’s in a guesthouse in Bangkok so you could possibly lounge in this tub too!

Featured in Zsa Zsa Bellagio, English designer David Hare mixes Islamic textiles with antique furniture and aged paint finishes:

Interior Designer David Hare

Actress Lupita Nyong’o lounges at El Fenn riad in Marrakech, where even bathrooms are colorful. Via Vogue:

Lupita at El Fenn via Vogue

The Vogue interview shares an interesting detail — that Lupita brought a Pinterest board of fashion ideas to a meeting with her stylist. In small ways, maybe the stars are like us.

Here are gorgeous threads in a sewing machine in New Delhi, captured by Sibella Court and shared on Instagram:

Threads in New Delhi viz Sibella Court Instagram

Now if all the All Saints windows had threads in the sewing machines like this, I would stand up and pay more attention!

I hope you enjoyed this trip through this refreshing color!

Now if you want this color in your home, here’s a way to get it … Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Florence color, a small touch of Antibes green, a light wash of Aubusson blue:

Chalk Paint Blues and Greens

You could swath a wall with these colors, or paint a chest of drawers. Just a little bit of this color could go a long way to lifting your spirits in springtime.

A rug is another easy way to get a dash of these colors. Look for a rug with these blues and greens like this Veda Rug from One Kings Lane:

Veda Rug from One Kings Lane


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