Monday, January 7, 2013

Blue and White Monday -- NAVY!


Beth, over at Chinoiserie Chic, named navy as the Chinoiserie Chic Color of the Year.  I love her choice.  She mentions that navy works as a neutral which is so true.  I love it with pretty much every color.  It's amazing how easily it works with everything.  See her post here.

Miles Redd

Barrie Benson

Lonny

The three rooms above are gorgeous.  While I adore all three, they are examples of rooms with navy I love to gaze upon, but couldn't live with.  I need my house to be very light.  Light rooms like the four below make me feel happier and more energetic.  

Celerie Kemble

Kelly Proxmire

Meg Braff

Sara Gilbane Interiors

This past summer, when I redid our family room/den (One Room Challenge), I chose to create a light room, but use navy for accents around the room.  Above are fabrics I chose for the pillows which are shown below.


Here's one view of the room.  I commissioned Kerry Steele to paint this painting for me and asked her to use a bit of navy.    Besides the navy in the art and in the pillows, the blue and white porcelain incorporates navy.  I love being able to enjoy navy in the room while still having the overall effect be very light.

Suellen Gregory

Can you believe this door?  I love it with the yellow.

Phillips de Veer

Navy and orange is gorgeous, too.


Lonny

Without the navy to ground the pastels here, it would be too sweet.

my breakfast room

and laundry room

Design Manifest

The three photos above show how well navy and red work together.

Lauren Stern Design

Jonathan Adler

And don't navy and green look gorgeous together, too?  All the navy I've been seeing on Chinoiserie Chic has inspired me to create some new navy prints for my Etsy store.  I've got four new ones that you can see here, and I'll be adding several more in the next day or so.  What do you think about navy?  Are you a fan?  And, if so, what color or colors do you like to see it with?






12 comments :

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

It goes with everything and is such an elegant color. LOVE!! and all these images just reinforce my love.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I will never get tired of seeing your family room. i forgot that you did a version of navy in your laundry room. It never gets old for me, either.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Jennifer-
I love your new prints!! Perfect!
Gorgeous rooms, and yes I love navy too!
Happy New Year!
Teresa
xoxo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes, I do love the pairing of navy and green myself! Happy New Year, Jennifer!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

The Pink Pagoda said...

The navy is in the floor tiles and the art.

Junell said...

Love all of these. I am actually adding navy to my design portfolio; I have never uses blue before but with your influence have added navy! Can't wait to show you; coming soon!

C said...

These are all stunning, however I am obsessed with the Miles Redd room! Simply gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing! :)

Kathleen @ The Midwest Momma said...

I got my navy prints in the mail Friday and they are AWESOME :) Loving all those pics in the post.

The enchanted home said...

Such a beautiful post! I loooove navy and really loving how it looks with the pink! That Kelly Proxmire picture is beautiful. I am determined to do a blue and white room soon. Just beautiful and so fresh.

Brenda Murphy said...

I am loving this navy chinoiserie series because I am trying to figure out how to build my office around my navy porcelain/lucite dragon lamp . The same one featured on Chinoiserie Chic's Pinterest board...thanks for the inspiration...I am working on it!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Lots of gorgeous images!! I especially love the Suellen Gregory entry way! I'm familiar with your shop, but just discovered your blog--very cute! Stop by mine and say hi sometime!

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

Great images!! I am so excited because I have a client using this same Quadrille Potalla (in the navy colorway) that Celerie Kemble used on the chairs. I can't wait to see it! xoxo

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