Earlier in the week I decided that some variations of Newport Navy would be the focus of this week’s edition of Mixology Monday. Some of the CeCe Caldwell’s Paints Retailers where talking about this picture from Traditional Home magazine.
I am sure you have noticed that blue and white has been very popular in home décor in recent years. The look is still going strong for all rooms in a home. While the above picture is from the 2014 O’More College of Design Showhouse, the September issue of Traditional Homes features the Blue and white home of designer, Dennis Basso.
Traditional Home Magazines on-line format has a category set up for ‘blue and white’. I love these dark blue Windsor chairs.
If you are on more the Target-Budget-Plan, they can fulfill your blue and white needs, also. I like this side table that Target is offering.
You may be like me and have a side table or chairs that you can paint, at a fraction of the cost of new ones. I like that idea the best!
This week we have three very easy to make dark blues. They all use Newport Navy and Thomasville Teal. My husband named one of them Charlotte Blue. You see, we have an old pick up. Her name is Charlotte. (My husband always names his vehicles.) Charlotte came by her name because of where we were headed when he got his first look at her, way back in 1997. He and I were on our way to Charlotte, NC. I had previously noticed this old pickup in the lot of a gas station in Greenwood, SC. I worked in Greenwood, at the time and commuted there from my home, about an hour away. Soon after I spotted her we had to go to Charlotte, NC for a banquet. We detoured a little so he could get his first look at the truck: a 1963 faded out blue Chevy pickup. She STILL wears the same faded out blue paint. She has been promised a new paint job by her 20th anniversary with us. It will be as close as possible the color I mixed, Charlotte Blue.
To make Charlotte Blue and her two siblings, gather Newport and Thomasville and three mixing containers. Put 1 part of both in each of the three containers. You should have 3 containers with the same thing in them. Move one of the containers to the side, that is all that is going into it. In one of the remaining containers add one more part of Newport Navy. In the last container, add one additional part of Thomasville Teal. When you mix together the container with 2 parts Thomasville Teal and 1 part Newport Navy, you will have made Charlotte Blue. The blue mixed from 2 parts Newport Navy and 1 part Thomasville Blue is Manteo Blue. Marshall Blue is equal parts of Thomasville and Newport. Which do you like the best?
How do you like the Blue and White décor trend? I really shouldn’t call it a trend. People have been using it for years to achieve a classic, timeless design. Let us see you blue décor. #ceceblue on Instagram or share with us on our Facebook page.
Charlotte Blue: 2 parts Thomasville Teal : 1 part Newport Navy
Manteo Blue: 2 parts Newport Navy : 1 part Thomasville Teal
Marshall Blue: 1 part Newport Navy : 1 part Thomasville Teal