I really don’t know about your area, but in mine, the weather has a serious case of the blahs. It can not be a coincidence that I keep seeing online ads for getaways to the Caribbean, also I have to say, they are tempting in the middle of those gray, rainy days.
But for the majority of us, an elongated vacation to the islands likely isn’t in the cards. The next best thing: Fake it with glowing yellows and blues which evoke the sun, startlingly blue waters and flawless skies. Blue and yellow is always a fail-safe combo, but these spaces give it a tropical twist.
The pillow on the bed says everything. With bright, lemony yellows and walls the color of the morning sky, this distance radiates sunshine and good cheer even on the darkest of days. Painting the ceiling a paler color of yellowish would warm it even more.
This room is traditional in your mind. But look closer and you will spot sultry hints of the tropics peeking through, from the botanical-print cushions onto the upholstered bench to the summery palette. Red notes include a little warmth and spice.
CapeRace Cultural Adventures
Oversize yellow gingham and two shades of turquoise — think of the water gradually peeled as it deepens — brighten this cottage-style breakfast region.
Marie Grabo Designs
Cue Sebastian the crab singing “Under the Sea” Blue walls give this distance the sense of being around the ocean floor, with aqua and yellow notes exactly like the shallows and sunshine above.
These lacquered turquoise doors and shelves only glow, and the luminous yellow seats seem to float against them.
Painting this recessed desk place pale blue is a fantastic touch. It feels exactly like a tiny window looking out toward a sunny sky. I’d place a large, leafy tropical plant nearby to give it the sense of a tiny island pied-à-terre.
Begrand Quick Design Inc..
You do not have to drench a whole space in blue and yellow to create a warm-weather effect. This one does the work with a couple of well-placed accents: blue upholstery, a yellow-painted chest, gaudy art.
The tub utilizes natural light to beautiful effect. Streaming through the skylights, it elevates the intensity of the golden yellow turquoise and tile cupboard even on cloudy days.
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