Sunday, August 08, 2010

This colour...




...was all over Bruges. It's a kind of a teal, but with less green. More like a deep ocean blue. Hold on, I'm going to see what Dulux calls it...






...(4 mins later) Dulux calls it Atlantic Surf 1.


I would love it in my bathroom, I think it could handle it because it's big with lots of light. Now I'm noticing it everywhere. Have you ever fallen in love with a colour?

14 comments:

  1. It's a really good colour. I think you can get away with just about anything in a bathroom, because it's not somewhere you spend hours. Drama is good - at least, that's what I'm hoping as I prepare to paint mine silver...

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  2. wow ali, silver. would love to see that when it's finished. drama indeed!

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  3. Love that colour, whatever its called. My favourite at the moment is the Swedish grey blue colour. We are about to paint our front door this with white surround. It has been white up to now so hope it will look OK.

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  4. Yes... two years I fell for yellow in a big way and it's why we have a yellow bed ;) Right now it's a particular shade of green :)

    I think the teal would be fab in a bathroom if you've got the light for it... very classy!

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  5. Love that colour also! I want to call it petroleum blue, but I'm not sure that's 100% correct. It's close to something what we call 'bondeblå' (farm blue) over here - a traditional Norwegian blue. (That sounded like Monty Python.. 'stuns easily';-)

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  6. Lovely colour, we've fallen in love with a deep olive green at our house and most things in our bedroom are accented with its greeny tones which I think is really peaceful. I'm sure a light bathroom could handle this colour easily

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  7. gah! I apologise - I just went to write a comment, and hit the "email to" button instead... and didn't think when it all looked wrong... stupid over-tiredness! sorry.

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  8. yes janne, it is petroleum, exactly!

    janet, i didn't get it emailed to me so no worries. i wonder what it said...

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  9. Yes! That very same colour - we've painted all our external windows and doors in it (we're using a fake version of the Zoffany "Prussian" http://www.zoffany.com/pages/products/paints) and it's great because parts of the house are stone and parts are red brick and it goes brilliantly with both.

    I do like to geek-out with paint charts.

    Sorry to hear your holiday was as grim as mine. Looking back at the photos, it actually looks quite nice, so perhaps I was just very tired by the end of it...

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  10. Ooh that's lovely, and need I refer you to my turquoise hoarding? How was Bruges? Any tips for vintage shops/ cool hangouts? I'm going to Belgium in a couple of weeks and will be getting trains and cycling about.

    LOVE your abacus too, I had been admiring it since you last mentioned Wooden Donkey, I'm so glad you snaffled it xx

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  11. no anna you need not remind me of your turquoise obsession!
    i wish i could give you tips on cool shops and hangouts in bruges but i was mainly chasing after 2 noisy boys. ben and isi cycled along the canal to damme one day (the cycling is great there) and we went to ostend one day on the train, only 15 mins from bruges if you want a day at the beach. have fun! x

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  12. ooohh i love that colour - we need to paint our door - that might be the one!
    x

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  13. I love that colour - I think of it as a French Navy. I'll be in Bruges in September :) Can't wait to see it in person. Kx

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  14. Ooh lovely colour! It's just like one we're thinking of using to paint our front door some day soon - Farrow and Ball 'Hague Blue' which is meant to be 'reminiscent of Dutch external woodwork' or so they say on the back of their colour card! Thinking of painting our number on top in rich yellow - we'll see.

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