Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I think I know why I love navy and pink!  It's Preppy!  Navy and pink is so preppy.  And I suppose I have always been preppy- well at least since High School all those years ago.........
I wish I could put into words how I feel about this colour combo.  It just makes me happy when I see it- plain and simple!  I thought I would share some of my favourite images of this great colour combination:

There is something so beachy about this photo!  Would love to hang out here.
This is such a timeless look that has been updated with- grasscloth, ikat, trellis. Love everything about this room!

Mary McDonald- where do I even start??  She can put a room together like no other.  She can add so much drama but still make it livable!

This is a 2nd pic of the same room by Mary McDonald.  It is modern without being over the top. 

This Nursery is so sweet.  Love the wall colour - very subtle.  Also loving the Rug!!  For a similar colour try ICI Iced Pink 64RR 80/073.  When picking a pink like the one in the above room- stick to the 1st colour (lightest) on the paint chip card.  Just my humble opinion but pink really "pinks" up in a room.  Unless you are going for a bubble gum look!

I love how eclectic and different this room is.  I love the muted Navy that is on the walls-It seems like a "softer" navy.  That headboard- who doesn't love tufted velvet??  Well some might not like it but I love it!!  And that rug! I love anything with a zigzag pattern these days!!  To achieve a similar colour, try:  Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud SW 6249 or Pittsburgh Paint Sheffeild Gray 549-6 or Para Lefroy Glacier P2701-02.

With the addition of navy here, it makes it less "sweet".  The darker colour helps to ground everything.  Especially loving that rug!!!  Want one please.............

Such a fun and bright teen girls room.  Loving the pink stripe just below the ceiling!

The above 5 Photos are all by Samantha Pynn.  What can I say about Samantha except I think she completely and totally rocks it!!  She can mix items like no other.  She can take a little nothing and turn it into a big something.  And she's Canadian- YEH!!

This Living Room by Kishani Perera is one of my all time Navy and Pink favourites!  For me that sofa is to die for.  Navy velvet-what can be better than that??  And the hit of fuschia with those pillows- WOW!  Love, Love, this room!  Wonder how the men would feel about something like this??

The above room commands attention. The wall colour is so saturated!  Saturated Colours can be difficult to pick.  For a similar colour try Pittsburgh Paints Teeny Bikini 348-6.

This is designed by Ralph Lauren at Roundhill in Jamaica.  This room takes me to my happy place.  You could just leave me here forever!!  First of all- all that white with blue striping- Ahh.......  and the hit of Fuschia with the blankets.  Seriously..... just leave me here!!  Try Benjamin Moores Decorators White CC-20 for a blank canvas.

I love the mixing of modern and traditional that is going on in this room.  The hit of pink from the seat cushions and the flowers is just enough to make a statement!  Try ICI Mystery Sound 70BG 19/071 for the bookcases.

 I have admired this room for years by Mary McDonald.  In this case the pink takes center stage- but somehow it doesn't feel overly feminine- must be the addition of blue and black in the mix- Love it!

 Anna Spiro always does navy and fuschia in such a fresh way- she totally rocks!!

 Up until I saw this pic I was all for doing Farrow and Balls Light Blue in my bedroom, but NO!  Now I have seen this I am conflicted...........  Wonder how the Hubs would feel about Navy and Fuschia??  Decisions, decisions.............

 It is so nice to see examples done by everyday people- the above nursery is a great example of that.  What a great job on the trellis stencil!!

Love, Love this room- especially the carpet.  For a similar Deep Dark Navy try.... Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy HC-154

What a great combination- the brighter blue with the fuschia desk.  For a similar blue try:  Benjamin Moores Big Country Blue 2066-20.

That wallpaper- Wow!  That is one lucky girl!

 And of course I couldn't finish off without finding some sort of knitting in Navy and Pink.  Love this crocheted blanket-hmmmmmm..........  Might have to make something like this for me!

I wanted to tell you some of my favourite Navy's and Fuschia's.....

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC-154

Benjamin Moore Kensington Blue CC 780

Martha Stewart Mariner MSL165

ICI Easton Blue 10BB 18/106

Benjamin Moore Peony 2079-30

Sherwin Williams Hibiscus SW 6851

Picking Deep Pinks for me is very hard because I only have one true fav and that is Peony by Benjamin Moore.  That Pink looks great in so many situations.  For me it is the true Fuschia colour that people think of... well at least it is for me.
I hope you have enjoyed Navy and Pink.
Have a great day everyone.

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