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Having travelled a bit, I have noticed how various people groups incorporate the colour blue as a predominant shade in their folk art.  What about the great French artist Monet, for instance, or Norwegian traditional designs, and Maltese fishing boats?

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The colours of Malta’s harbours.

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Monet’s Blue Water Lillies.


Norwegian traditional design.


“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones… it will always stay blue;”          Raoul Dufy, French Fauvist Painter, 1877-1953.


I read this:

Blue is the favorite colour of all people. It’s nature’s colour for water and sky, but is rarely found in fruits and vegetables. Today, blue is embraced as the color of heaven and authority, denim jeans and corporate logos.

It’s so good to see this colour in it’s many tones and shades coming back into the new collections of the top fabric houses.  Here’s some of my current favourites.



With all the aesthetic benefits of living with this colour, remember that in our northern light in Northern Ireland, certain tones will reflect better than others.  Combined with other colours the effect will vary immensely.   Nature does “blue” perfectly – a reflection of our Creator.


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Would you like to introduce blue into your home decor? Or discuss interior design in general, whatever the colour! Please get in touch with us. Our studio is at The Outpost, 53a Loan Road, Cullybackey, Ballymena. Here we can discuss with you what you would like for your home and show you fabrics and give you ideas which will work.

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