Blue. Ugh, never been a fan. The only time you will catch me even uttering the word blue is quickly followed after the question, "what separates boys from girls?". That's it. And green. Shoot me now why don't you. Seriously, if you know any of my friends just ask them. I HATE green with a passion. Don't wear, don't buy it, and definitely will never ever paint with it. But what is it about the harmony of those two colors that have me over the moon!? I mean, if there was a smoothie in a blueish green shade, I would drink it everyday for breakfast just to wake up to its soothing comfort. Which is why I find it mind boggling (re: embarrassing) that I never even acknowledged there really is a bird called Robin, and their eggs are Tiffany Blue. Ha! I know what you're thinking. Which came first, chicken or the egg. But really, Tiffany's actually copyrighted the color Robin's egg blue (don't ask) so in this situation, its quite tricky what came first in my opinion, as I am a die hard Tiffany's girl. No, no, like really. I even ordered an engagement catalogue from them to mail to my ex-boyfriend with a note that said, "this is what I want, don't screw it up!". Well, he is my ex so I guess you can see what happened there.
Enough about my lofty dreams! This hue, color, shade..whatever it is..its amazing! I once found an image in Domino (of Mary McDonald's home office, you know the one) in Tiffany Blue and went crazy. That was the first time I ever got the decorating bug, and it hasn't stopped since. I bought the paint, the furniture, everything you can imagine to recreate it...didn't come close. If only I were Kelly Wearstler, the goddess of modern who can do no wrong with all shades blue (and yellow actually!). Hmmph. But that won't stop my unrequited love for T blue. I'll still be collecting inspiration on what to do with this magical color for years to come......don't even ask me how they pull off this gorgeous antiqued wood washing in blue (me=jealous)
...when it comes to b&w stripes, I started the fan club; so to see it works so well with T blue, absolute dream!
...nothing, and I mean nothing, beats the dizzying happiness you experience when potting luminous flowers in a T blue pot. The light pink petals, the earthy brown soil...heaven!
...always been more a of a neutral colored home office person, but the pom poms (DIY here!) hanging on the wall? Sign me up!
...and alas, a Tiffany Blue house (with a pink door, of course) is the dream house of all dream houses.
P.S.S.- A hidden gem for those with my same obsession. The blog House of Turquoise is sure to turn you if you aren't a fan already.
My newest and loveliest reader Robin has kindly informed me that Essie has a mint candy apple shade that looks like Tiffany Blue! In heaven right now. Buy it here. And drool over everyone who already knew about this here.