Hello Gorgeous: Blue Accents

Hello Gorgeous: Blue Accents. Decorating with Blue by TwoPlusCute
Hello there, will you be mine?

One of the most mind boggling things to decide upon when decorating is the color schemes. Personally, I find it really hard to choose just one. Will it be a distressed white and burlap scheme? Will it be a black and white? Rich earth tones? Which combination will keep me satisfied for the longest time – since I do like to change things around and often. I had the exact same dilemma with our daughter’s nursery and I still haven’t settled but, kind of followed the room’s progress instead.

Our living room (and I emphasize this: our living-room) is painted with a dark color that ranges from medium brown to oily green with undertones of gold (e.g. just shoot me now). It is an impressive color but, it doesn’t agree with my light seeking soul. At all. Enter the internet and the amazing bloggers and decorators out there, I believe I finally found the color combination I will enjoy the most. Check out some of my inspiration.

HELLO GORGEOUS! Decorating with Blue by TwoPlusCute

I found the portfolios of muskokaliving and my jaw dropped. Fabulous houses – I suspect they are a tad above our budget but, beautiful nevertheless. My decorative imagination exploded: Navy, cobalt, royal or blue-black details, against very light grey and crisp white. With the right use of natural wood, it can emit tons of warmth. All white frames on the walls or all black. Or light natural wood! The combination can be spiced up with yellows and greens, dark wood or grey-washed. I can’t stop thinking about it!

Let me introduce you to the photo that made my jaw drop:


Hello Gorgeous!

Hello Gorgeous: Blue Accents. Decorating with Blue by TwoPlusCuteimage by MuskokaLiving via StyleAtHome^

I showed the photo to my husband and his face lit before he even said anything! If I wasn’t positive I loved this room before, I certainly did after he smiled, said it was gorgeous and he looked like he had just rested! Apparently, men can be very much into decorating if something speaks to them (besides their wives that is).

Another inspirational idea comes with a romantic traditional twist in this photo from Pottery Barn:

Hello Gorgeous: Blue Accents. Decorating with Blue by TwoPlusCuteimage via PotteryBarn^

Blue accents can range from traditional, to modern and even to eclectic:

 Hello Gorgeous: Blue Accents. Decorating with Blue by TwoPlusCuteimage via serenaandlily

Silver accents? Check. Gold accents? Check. Dark blue hues are surprisingly versatile and can range from youthful to classic with the right arrangements.

Hello Gorgeous: Blue Accents. Decorating with Blue by TwoPlusCuteimage via homedecoration

 With pops of warm reds, oranges and yellows, blue is anything but cold:


Hello Gorgeous: Blue Accents. Decorating with Blue by TwoPlusCute

image via southernliving

Or it can be clean and formal, highly stylized:


Hello Gorgeous: Blue Accents. Decorating with Blue by TwoPlusCuteimage via suttonplace

 Speaking of clean, I think no other color combination makes a room look so clean. Not even black and white.

The featured image is from the slideshow for Tradewinds by MuskokaLiving. You can check their portfolio here. They create some seriously stunning adobes.
There are no affiliate or sponsored links in this post. Just photos I saw and enjoyed. I hope you did, too. 🙂



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31 thoughts on “Hello Gorgeous: Blue Accents

  • October 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

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  • May 6, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I love, love, love that dark blue color! I have a darker tone of blue in my master bedroom, part of my living room and part of my basement! It’s a great way to add a rich classic color to any room!
    Thanks for sharing this at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!
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    • May 6, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      HI Carrie, thanks for stopping by.
      I saw your bedroom and that blue you used, is beautiful.

  • April 29, 2015 at 1:11 am

    I am loving the blue!! I have some blue accents throughout my home and am starting to bring in some complimentary colors. I have been working on my dining room makeover for 2 months because I ran into a wall finalizing colors. It is such a hard thing to decide upon even though I tell myself I can always change it, lol. Stopping by from Home Sweet Home
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    • April 29, 2015 at 11:54 am

      I tell my self the very same that I can change the colors. I am nevertheless, still rather afraid to pick the wrong colors.
      Thank you for stopping by, I enjoyed visiting your blog! 🙂

    • April 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post Sherry and thank you for featuring it! 🙂

  • April 27, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I can’t wait to see the before and after pics! I smiled when I read about your husband lighting up when he saw something he liked. That is really sweet. It always makes me love something more if hubs likes it too.
    You can’t go wrong with that color scheme. I have always loved blue and white! It make me think of the lake I grew up on. I especially love the pretty toile comforters on those beds. Gorgeous!!

    • April 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

      I know what you mean, when he lit up, was the moment I became unwaveringly certain this was the decorative direction to follow. 🙂

  • April 27, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I love all of these rooms friend! Classic fresh and timeless!!! I am in the middle of refreshing bits of the house as well so this came at the perfect time! And those window boxes!!! Just stunning!!!! You have gathered some amazing inspiration here…cant wait to see what you do with your space!! Nicole xo
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    • April 28, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Those window boxes need someone with a seriously green thumb – like you – to make them happen.
      Glad you liked the inspiration photos and I agree the boxes are pretty stunning. 🙂

  • April 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I love deep blues and crisp white, so classic, clean and classy! It’s also similar to black and white, you can use just about any color to accent with it and change it frequently just by changing the accent colors…you are going to love it! Pop over to It all started with paint to see her blue and white family room accented with bright green, fabulous!
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    • April 27, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      I agree it is so very versatile!
      Thanks for stopping by Jenna, I loved your nursery (and now I am on a hunt for a boat). 😀
      I hopped over to the blog you suggested – it proved a very good suggestion.
      Back to the boats, would you believe it I never thought of placing the boats in any other way than vertically? When I saw how you used yours, I went “duh!”.

  • April 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Lovely! I seriously would invite myself over and have a paint day with you! 🙂 My current projects are driving me crazy, and I need a change of scenery. lol

    Looking forward to seeing what color you choose. I want before and afters pics! Please. 😉

    • April 22, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      We have a 4th bedroom that is begging to be a guest room. If you ever come over here, I promise I will have it ready for you.
      I can’t wait to see those projects you are making; you mentioned them in your latest post and I am very curious to see what you are up to.

      ps. I want the extra ultra light creme color they used on the walls, on the first photo. It’s not white and it is not grey. Can you imagine what it might be?
      Because I want it badly.

      • April 22, 2015 at 7:12 pm

        Aww..you are very kind. 🙂

        Yeah, about those projects. I am upset with them right now. One in particular. Why? Two words – sewing machine. Ugh! It’s my nemesis. lol

        Lady, I need to transport my bin of swatch colors and color fan decks to you. 😉 H cracks up at my collection. Hey, you never know – right?! 😉

        Definitely get lots of color swatches (similar in color, in the first photo) and tape them on different walls. Narrow it down to your three favorites and then get a sample jar of them and paint those colors on different walls. Wait and see which one you like best through out the day and under different light conditions.

        • April 22, 2015 at 8:01 pm

          Uhh sewing..I see. Good luck, I know you will come up with something great.

          For the color, I’ll follow your advice to the T. I always got a ton of swatches and it never did me any good, but the way you propose, I might get it right this time.

  • April 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Two plus Cute,

    Blue and white, together, are both classic and modern, they are a very versatile colour combo and do double duty as neutrals; it’s a win-win situation, all around!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on Poppy View! Hope to see you again, soon.

    P.S.: You have NOTHING to be jealous about re: my Cretan countryside; you live in New England, The most charming and picturesque place in the States!:))

    • April 22, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Yes it is picturesque, especially in autumn. Beautiful colors, warm people and the flowers thrive. No bare landscapes here.
      On the other hand I have been to Crete for long periods and could do with a little more sun, sea and Cretan food. 😀

  • April 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Oh I love the blue accents, very nice. So this is going to be your inspiration?


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