Guest Picks: Oceanic Blues for Everyday Design
Whether you relate blues back to beach memories or not, it's a pretty stellar color to embrace as either a beautiful, prominent feature or as an accent color in interior or product design. I think you'll find some inspiration in this group of products, an array that will suit contemporary to modern aesthetics. — Emily from Merrypad
I'm drawn to the detail in this pillow design and equally adore the blues and the grays. This 20-inch square with a solid aqua-colored backside would display so nicely against a neutral sofa.
You'd never find this kettle hidden in my kitchen! It deserves to be featured prominently on the stovetop. Its pretty blue reminds me so much of the waters off Cozumel.
The butterfly wing pattern on this glass plate from West Elm is a real eye-catcher, both for its ornate detail and for its striking blue hue that's bound to be a conversation starter at your next dinner party.
The aqua stripes in this made-to-look-vintage light fixture are my favorite! The piece is also available with lemon stripes, but for a beach retreat — or a kitchen or bath that you want to feel like a beach retreat — this pretty (and affordable) piece takes the cake.
Overlooking the ocean or my woodsy backyard, the shape and color of this chaise (and coordinating lounge chairs) would really stand out amongst everyday modern outdoor decor. Plus, its very cool design is available in this bright aqua as well as a bold navy blue.
Oceanic blues might be a natural choice for a modern boy's nursery, and adding the color to the crib itself promises impact.
This is much too cool to hide away with screws and hammers in the workshop. I'd keep this bold blue toolbox out for everyday office use and let it be in the business of keeping my staples and stickies in order.
Ahh, oceanic blues in a true ocean-inspired print. My love of sea glass swells in a big way when I see this pretty watercolor.
Cool scissors are functional decor, and all offices should be just as cheerful as this pair! If you like them, you probably can't go wrong with the entire line of pool blue accessories from Poppin.
Here's a handmade coffee mug you'll want to drink out of every day. Beautifully dipped ocean blue coloring aside, do the Scandinavian-inspired shape and oblong handle make this piece or what?
I love the beautiful blues in this ornately embroidered rug. It's the kind of piece I'd expect to see on the covered porch of my villa overlooking the ocean, or as the standout decorative element in a cozy breakfast nook.
I love the shape and weight of these glasses just as much as I adore the color.
The combination of this nautical striped duvet paired with bright aqua pillows would be a refreshing and easy look to pull off in any bedroom.
Pretty notebooks are my weakness, and this blue design is a real eye-catcher.
This beautiful area rug is for blue lovers and ombré lovers alike. I'd buy it in the biggest available size (9 feet by 12 feet) and let it brighten up the dining room.
I'm finding this glass-top mosaic table irresistible! Whether used for indoor or outdoor picnicking, the coloring and design are just my style.
I think it's unexpected to have a bedside console or set of drawers be the standout feature in a bedroom — but why not? The style of this dresser perfectly complements the pretty blue color infusion that it would bring to the space.Next: Color Magic: Tap Into Psychology to Better Use Blue at Home