I recently posted this photo of a can of royal blue oops paint I picked up on Facebook and I think it freaked out more that a few folks.
Maybe they thought I would paint my whole house like an underwater adventure theme park and change my son’s name to Nemo? Not sure. But it’s possible I even lost some friends who simply didn’t want to see me go down that road. Can’t fault them that, but trust. I have no plans to turn my home into the tacky ocean theme poster you had tacked on your bedroom wall in 1991.
But when I saw this $7 can at Home Depot, I saw more than sea anemones and blubbing air bubbles. I saw a chance to go outside of my comfort zone. It’s certainly a challenge to use this color in a way that doesn’t stop you in your tracks and think, “Oh shit. I forgot my flippers!” on the way to veg out in front of the TV, but I’m confident that it can be done.
Not everyone called me in a panic though. Some were excited, a few folks even saw my vision. An aunt suggested a blue front door.
There was some talk of a blue kitchen too. This photo made me think of painting that off-white desk area in our eat-in kitchen.
Granted, this is a more muted blue tone, but it’s a fairly close approximation of what the back wall of our dine-in area would look painted against our wood cabinets.*
We could paint the back wall of our eat-in area.
Or the guest room.
Or the den…
Here are some cool fireplace ideas.
And some more general eye-candy.
I can add some black to this paint if I choose to warm up that royal blue, some white to go lighter, or even some yellow if I want to go a bit more teal. Possibilities abound.
*Stop looking at me like that, I know our kitchen isn’t anywhere near that amazeballs. I said approximation, mm’k?