Color of the Month: Peek a Blue
by Quinn Larson
April is a month of showers and sunshine -sometimes even both at once. The weather begins to warm up as the sky turns from its dreary, wintry grays into a soft, subtle blue, which makes Peek a Blue T17-04 the perfect Behr Color of the Month.
On living room walls, Peek a Blue adds a warm, inviting vibe that’s ideal for a retro-inspired space. Pair Peek a Blue with white door and window trim to enhance the subtle nuances of this peaceful shade. Add a few natural accents such as a potted plant or a lamp topped with a timeless burlap lampshade. Enhance the space even more with hints of golden yellow, blue or light gray. Finish things off with a touch of texture, such as a white faux-fur or a gold corduroy throw pillow.
Peek a Blue on the kitchen walls makes the room feel spacious, airy and inviting at the same time. This humble hue works really well with cabinets in white or light wood tones such as oak. It’s also right at home with brushed stainless cabinet hardware and dark granite countertops.
Peek a Blue also works well as an accent color. In a living room or seating area decked out in muted neutral tones, Peek a Blue throw pillows add just enough color. Pair them with a couple of mismatched, patterned throw pillows in neutrals and blue tones to add some zip to a room full of solid colors. A pale blue hydrangea bouquet makes the perfect matching centerpiece for the coffee table.
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Give a dining room a fresh new outlook by coating the walls in Peek a Blue. Like a pale blue sky, this color serves as an excellent backdrop to highlight the beauty emanating from other colors in the room. A gold chandelier really stands out in the space, coupled with golden table accents and fabrics. Peek a Blue is also the perfect pairing for a painted floor inspired by blue, green and white mid-century linoleum tile. Retro never looked so modern and fresh.
Peek a Blue works wonders on bathroom walls, whether the room’s style is spa-inspired or more of a beach house chic. Outfit the room with white or light wood hues such as driftwood to keep the space feeling fresh, peaceful and light. Peek a Blue also goes well with dark oil-rubbed bronze or black fixtures. In addition, it can be a pleasing color for guest-bath furnishings such as a bookcase used to store spare towels and toiletries.
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