Touches of Blue in eating areas

Via Marie Claire

I am having a love-hate affair with turquoise and all shades of blue. Blue used to be my favorite color all through high school. And then college happened and I got drawn more towards red, first starting with a purple phase. And then 2010 happened, and turquoise is everywhere. Some blogs already cite it as "passé". Others have an ongoing strong love for this nonetheless beautiful color. I stumbled on the first picture on Marie Claire Australia and it piqued my interest for how blue is used in a dining room. Do you remember my ABCD of Color post... also says: "Blue is one of the most popular colors, but it is one of the least appetizing. Some weight loss plans even recommend eating your food off of a blue plate. Blue rarely occurs naturally in food aside from blueberries and some plums. Also, humans are geared to avoid foods that are poisonous and blue coloring in food is often a sign of spoilage or poison."

So how far do we dare go with blue in dining rooms?

Via Nuevo Estilo

Via roomenvy


Via flickr


I like all the above... And the below, why, I like too. But, I'm not sure I'll handle these 24h/7 though.

...That light fixture!
Via Alkemie

Via The Semi-Designed Life

Via houzz

Via Material Girls

Via myhomeideas

Could you do blue walls? Or better yet, could you do a blue ceiling?...


Let me hear your thoughts!


  1. I love blue!! And I love eating blue food -- so I doubt eating off a blue plate would help me lose weight ;-)

    You found lots of lovely blue dining rooms. The last few are maybe a bit too blue, but I love the DR with the bubble artwork and the chandelier that looks like bubbles :-) And love both the turquoise and the huge black steel framed window in the first picture.


  2. I absolutely LOVE the sawhorse table!!! I might have to try and recreate something similar!
    I have snippets of blue in my dining room too:)
    But you probably already know that!!!!
    I wish blue would help me lose weight...but it just makes me so happy that I want to eat even more:):) haha!

  3. I'm thrilled to have found your blog. You have so many amazing images to go thru....I need an entire wknd to catch up on all the amazing posts.
    And I'll have to look on my son's enormous map and figure out where this beautiful Mauritius is's fabulous!!!