Tuesday, 4 May 2010

A Beautiful Blue.... Of Course!




Those of you who have read my book sense of style: space will remember the story about me trying to match the the paint that I intended to overhaul the exterior of my house with the colour of a green swimming pool. You see, I loved the colour of a particular swimming pool located somewhere in the depths of the French countryside that I had seen in a pic in that sublime French mag Cote Sud. It made perfect sense I thought - take the pic to the paint shop - show them the colour and voila - beautiful green house with overtones of wateriness and translucency. You'll have to read the story to find out how I went with it all - but needless to say - it wasn't pretty! And as quick as a flash - the house was painted white, the colour that it remains to this day. I laughed when I came across this swimming pool on my recent trip to Bali. The blue - a beautiful blue - caught my eye straight away. How could I translate the blue of a Balinese swimming pool into the life of my interior was my first passionate thought - until I pulled myself together and reminisced over decisions from a life well and truly past! A blue. A beautiful blue - of course!

6 comments:

Kerri said...

Some colours just can't be recreated, can they? As an artist I'm always trying to capture a the colour of the summer sky, or a perfect rose, but, of course, it's easier said than done! Love that blue though, maybe one day you'll find the perfect paint colour and it will be just what you've been looking for. K xx

Carole said...

Maybe location is the key? A colour that works in the tropics looks hideous in raining london. I've made the same mistake and you're right its not pretty.

 Viv said...

Been there too! Some colours just can't be replicated exactly. The blue you are referring to is really beautiful though.

Emma said...

I think it's also to do with light, unless you wanted to mosaic your house with iridescent tiles of various slightly reflective, shimmery blues and pearls (light tones of abalone), it would be pretty impossible to get a house to reflect the same colours and tones as the water. Good try though! I'd like to see what it looked like, before it went back to white! Gotta love your enthusiasm & the fact you tried! x

Geisslein said...

I wish I would have such a big garden with a pool by my house...*sigh*...dream ;o)
Have a lovely day today!

Anonymous said...

my pool is very similar in colour and have been looking for glass to replace a panel in my front door the same shade...I think i finally found it!