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Monday, February 2, 2009

YOU CAN'T BE BLUE IN KITCHENS LIKE THESE....

OUR week just wouldn't be the same without SMILING SALLY hosting the lovely BLUE MONDAY...
Please drop by her place, leave sweet words for her and visit others that have gone out of their way to show you LOTS OF GOOD BLUES....
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THIS IS FROM HGTV:
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"Blue is being used in a variety of new ways to start a design conversation in every room of the house.
From blue and white porcelain to bedding and window treatments, blue is finding its way into more and more rooms as designers find it calming, timeless, versatile and genderless.
Blue combines most readily and traditionally with white. They can almost be considered earth tones together, bringing a sense of natural color and glow to any room.
Blue is a color that asks to be repeated and this can happen with small touches . Pieces of blue and white china, some throw pillows or blue lampshades on simple white lamps can bring a subtle accent into any space. "
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BEAUTIFUL BLUE KITCHENS from the Internet...
THIS one is for the TRUE BLUE LOVER....

I am crazy about the blue and white backsplash here...

I am really lovin' this one...and I am looking high and low for some of those cute scales....
ACTUALLY, I WANT THIS KITCHEN !
The Cornflower blue of these subway tiles REALLY look great with the snow white of the cabinets, don't you think ?
oooo, I wish MY kitchen was this clean !!


THIS Country Blue kitchen is so cute. I'm not real sure all the open shelves would last in MY kitchen long.
For one thing I live in WEST TEXAS where there's lots of dust storms....another....I tend to like lots of "stuff" but I like it more controlled than these shelves might offer....It sure is full of cuteness, tho !

I am seriously thinking of removing my 2 doors beneath the sink and replace, FOR AWHILE, with
some cute curtains.....such a great look !! ...soft...

even just a TOUCH of blue makes such a statement.... I guess it's because the blue and white combo is so hard to beat...and so classic.

NOW, this one seems to be a favorite with a LOT of bloggers...it's long been a favorite of mine...
that screen door....OH ! HONEY!


I have no idea where this photo came from but, oh, I do love this kitchen! If ever I get tired of RED, I will have a BLUE and WHITE one, I am thinking.....???
* shhhh...if Mr. SweetNothings should hear the rumor that I want to REPAINT those RED cabinets AGAIN,
he could pass a kidney stone....
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Have a great BLUE MONDAY and a good week...
XO, bj

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OH....and this is some sweetness for RECHELLE over at WALNUTHAVEN COTTAGE......

I hear that she ADORES Mr. GENE KELLY......me, too, Rechelle....I was in love with him all my young life !

bwaaaaaa, I SURE DO MISS HIM !

48 comments:

~♥~ Monica S said...

Have you ever noticed that most kitchens were some shade of blue in the olden days?? Most country kitchens anyway?? Do you know why??
FLIES don't like the blue.. and they thought the flies would saty out of the kitchen that way :-) Smart,huh!??

Those kitchens looks wonderful.. mine is red and white too!

Monica

Elizabeth said...

You found some gorgeous kitchens, BJ! I love that blue checkered backsplash, also.

Stacey said...

Oh that pantry door! I want it!

Mojo said...

Actually, the ceilings on covered porches are supposedly painted blue for the same reason Monica mentions about kitchens. Apparently it helps keep flies -- and mosquitoes -- from invading. True or not I don't know. I can't imagine an insect being repelled by a color, but stranger things have happened I guess.

I could work with the last three of these... The rest? Might be a bit much for my taste.

Terri and Bob said...

I think I just love kitchens, although I would love to have a screen door like the one blue one. I didn't know that flies don't like blue... I might try painting my porch blue and see what might happen!

Kathleen Grace said...

I always get a little excited when you show favorite rooms B.J. You always choose the prettiest rooms I've ever seen! Love these kitchens even though I have not been a big fan of blue and white until recently! I think I saw too much of that greyish country blue with geese in the seventies and it really turned me off, but now I see cobalt blues and robins egg blues and they are something altogether different! I have even begun collecting blue and white dishes!

Smilingsal said...

I lean toward the small touches of blue coupled with those brilliant yellow lemons. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Susan said...

Oooh I think I like them all! Of course since I love blue/white I would like them! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I think I found something in each one that I wished were in my kitchen!

Have a great day!

Susan

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ...now I like what Monica just said ..wonder if that true..and girl I have had a blue and white kitchen for over 30 years..I have always loved those colors..just been adding Yellow to mine this past year..You found some great kitches today..thanks for sharing...Happy Blue Monday to you girl!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I loved this post! Oh, those kitchens are snazzy. I like the one with the blue check backsplash best, but I love that blue Victorian door in another and the cool farm sink in yet another! Good job bringnig us some mighty neat blue!

Happy Blue Monday (I dare not abbreviate!)...

XO,

Sheila :-)

beth at aunties said...

Great music! In our last home our kitchen was blue and I really enjoyed the softness. Now I have a bright red wall and the 'cheeriness' of it brightens my day:-) It is funny the way we have a continual need for change! I really enjoyed the kitchens you shared.
Have a wonderful week, BJ!

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Southern Lady said...

What a great idea for "Blue Monday," BJ. I enjoyed seeing all of those pretty kitchens and love the Victorian screen door idea. Wish I had a place to put one!

Hope your "Blue Monday" is a sunny one!

Sincerely,

Janie

White Iris Designs said...

That last kitchen speaks to my heart!! Love the vintage feel to it...like someone has lovingly cooked many a meal in there.

ellen b said...

Oh these are some great kitchens you found. Happy Monday to you!!

Linda said...

What wonderful kitchens, any would make me happy. I love the curtains under the sink...I might try that too. Happy Blue Monday to you...hugs, Linda

tardevil said...

I love the kitchen you love too, and also the last photo w/ the beautiful blue/white plates! Thanks for sharing!

Neabear said...

So many pretty kitchens, I wish mine was pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

JudyBug said...

Love the kitchen pics. Although I don't really do blue, I love blue and yellow together. Now that screen door is just to die for isn't it?

Back Through Time said...

I adore that blue screen door in that kitchen! Well the entire kitchen is great, lol.
Hope you are off to a great week!
Michelle

claudie said...

Good Morning BJ
You always make me sigh with all the great pictures. Those kitchens would put my little one to shame, but I still love it.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie
xoxox

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Love all those kitchens...especially the one with the huge farm sink :0)
Thanks for my special treat today. love, love, love Gene Kelly. Always have. Singing in the Rain was the first GK movie I ever saw and I watched it with my mom when I was just a young thing. I've been hooked ever since. One of my favorite things to do, especially on a cold or rainy day, is to curl up on the couch with a steaming cup of tea/cocoa or coffee, pop in a GK movie and just relax and enjoy...ahhhhh.
You're just to nice!
Enjoy your day!!!

Nanna said...

aww what a calming post, I've never heard of the flies & blue thing LOL that screen door for the pantry door ohhh my goodness!
Helen

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

All of those kitchen are so beautiful! Speaking of beautiful I love your new layout.
Have a great day,
ginger

Charli and me said...

Oh wow! I love all of those blue kitchens. My kitchen is white so it would be really easy for me to add blue. Hummm.... Now you have my wheels turning. Happy blue Monday!

Raggedy Girl said...

I am redoing my kitchen soon so I love seeing "ideas".
Thanks so much.
Roberta Anne

Chrissy said...

Blue was made for you wasn't it? Love this post, hope you are well!!!

Melissa Wertz said...

My kind of kitchen! I just love a blue and white kitchen. Happy Blue Monday!

Bo said...

Hi BJ...glad that little dilemma got resolved...heehee...now, about all of those kitchens...nary a one is as cute to me as your red, black & white...but I do love the screen door on the pantry...wish I had a pantry like that!
Hugs, ;-) Bo

Lucy Bloom said...

Hey, I want that kitchen too - just love the blue tiles. Film was good but a bit harrowing - think we'll go for something light-hearted next time!
Hugs and kisses,
Lucy x

Sweetie said...

BJ - Each kitchen was my favorite. You have so much ingenuity. Now why couldn't I have thought of that?!!!
Hugs,
Sweetie

nikkicrumpet said...

Those are some awesome kitchens...the one with the screen door is PERFECTION. I think the little skirt detail under the sink is really fun. And it would work beautifully in your kitche....I can just see some pretty toile......

kbbryant said...

Thank you for finding these wonderful blue and white kitchens. I love the clean look of the white with blue accents.

Kathy b

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love all those kitchens. Of course the first one is my favorite I think. You know me and any shade of blue especially with white.

But, now Jean, you know you don't want to do anything to your red and black and white kitchen! That is so "you" and so pretty. Good post, my lady!

Love,
Martha

Linda's Blue Gate said...

We women do love our kitchens don't we...... I am a true blue but the one with the screen door..... to quote my favorite philosopher...... "Oh honey"
HUgs
Linda

Andi said...

Happy Blue Monday BJ! I love all these pretty kitchens...especially the Country Kitchen.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those kitchens are all wonderful! I love the screen door on that one kitchen...
xo
Penny

salmagundi said...

I always love a little blue in my kitchen to go with my red!! These kitchens were great. Sally

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi bj,
Thanks for the tour of those beautiful blue kitchens.
I am seeing more and more blue being used lately ,I need to paint my sun room and i just might be looking at some blue hues.
Blessings,
Sue

ksarra said...

I love blue too BJ! I saw the Valentine's kissing ball you were talking about, it's soooo cute! I like the idea of temporarily replacing lower doors with "curtains." Have a great week!

Blondie's Journal said...

This was the greatest post for Blue Monday BJ. I think blue is making a big comeback and it is great paired with almost any color. I love it in a kitchen too, although that was considered out of style for so long.

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pics! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ, you found some really great ones! I love that sink too!

Hugs,
Dena

Beverly said...

It just doesn't get much better than Gene Kelly.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ. Now, don't you be getting rid of your red kitchen. ;-)

Tara said...

BJ

I get weak at the knees at the sight of a blue and white kitchen--throw in a touch of yellow! These were great-thanks for sharing!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love those blue kitchens BJ.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

Oh I LOVE Gene Kelly!! His movies are so fabulous. My favorite blues are in my Blue Delft items. I really treasure them. And if I remember right you have some incredible pieces of Blue Delft.

Have a great week! Hugs, Sherry

abeachcottage@typepad.com said...

sigh i loved the inspiration here, hmmm my mind is ticking for a bit of blue...

Sarah

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Since blue is my favorite color, I am sure loving these blue kitchens. In my last house, which I remodeled about 10 years ago, I ordered blue counters for my kitchen. I just loved them!

Kady

PEA said...

My mom has always decorated her homes in blues so I grew up with everything being blue:-) Such beautiful blue kitchen pictures you found, I've always found that colour very peaceful looking. xoxo