Image courtesy of Lene via The Essence Of The Good Life
The use of this color has deep historical roots that goes back centuries. The Victorian's loved it and proudly used it in their formal front parlor's. The Swedes love the lighter shades, especially combined with whites, creams and grays. It gained popularity again in the 40's. Modern design often incorporates bright, sometimes electric pops. I especially love aqua for it's versatility. It looks good used in interiors from coastal to classical.
Martha Stewart from 1998
Two of my favorite designers, Suzanne Kasler and VicenteWolf, use it in the most beautiful ways:
Erin of House of Turquoise had the brilliant idea to create a blog specifically to talk about her love of this color and all of it's close cousins. I visit her blog often to share my love and get my fix!
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And, yesterday while trying to catch up on some of my favorite reads I came across something great at Jenny's who writes MFAMB. She is currently contemplating painting these dining chairs black. I was distraught....freaking out....ok, if you read the comments...begging her to leave them pale aqua. I like the fact, they are neither black or white....but unique and cool like Jenny (yes, dear readers, if begging doesn't work...a little flattery is not beneath me as long as it is rooted in truth). She selected a fabulous suzani fabric for their seats and just had them recovered.
Get ready to swoon:
So, with permission to use these photos and have a little fun, Jenny has agreed graciously, to let readers beg, convince...oops!...I mean weigh in with their most honest opinion on the fate of the chairs' color. And, if you have an idea besides pale aqua or black, please let us know....just in case...one of us is wrong!