Peacock Blue and Painting

by Edie Wadsworth on July 15, 2009

I’m a walking fandeck of paint colors this morning. I have white on my arms, blue in my hair and stain on my nails. My LR walls are white-ish and my trim is just a ‘hair’ darker than that. I love the subtle contrast. I’ve been pouring through my beloved stack of Cottage Living Magazines for ideas. Their website is also still somewhat functional and I found this segment reassuring (on color trends) as I was painting my armoire peacock blue. Apparently, peacock blue is ‘in’.

And I can see why. I am drooling over this armoire right now. Actually, I’m still antique-ing it with glaze to achieve just the right ‘this armoire is really old’ effect, but the color against the white-ish walls is enough to make you go weak in the knees.

I’ve got a blank canvas this morning. A fresh start. Did I say that I love the trim and the mantle being a teeny shade darker? Paint colors and details to follow. For now, I must focus the ADD monster in me and keep working. I also found this delightful picture on the CL website and I must say that my craft room (which is still only a figment of my imagination) is begging to be ‘coral pink’.

BTW, my basement and dining room look like a cross between Goodwill and TJ Maxx! I should start a little boutique!

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1 Anne July 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm

What fun! That peek of the armoire looks great! I can't wait to see more.

P.S. We also homeschool (the classical way) and I've enjoyed reading your archives related to homeschooling and education. Love your blog!


2 Heather July 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

The armoire is looking really good! I love that color.


3 Jessica July 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I love that color…wish I had something I could paint. I guess I'll have to find something. Can't wait to see it all finished, you're making me tired just thinking of all that painting.


4 Sheri July 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm

No boutique, just keep blogging, you are my decor-inspiration. Have no fear, Edie's here! (I painted my cabinets black, but that was right before I was hospitalized)


5 Mandi July 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Love love love that peacock blue armoire! And you should start a little boutique. I would totally shop there!


6 The Tattered Cottage July 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

The armoire color looks GREAT!! What brand did you use?


7 Stephanie July 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

LOVE that color!!!


8 Melissa Stover July 15, 2009 at 5:01 pm

who knew i was trendy!? i love blue and am planning to paint my sideboard blue this week. that armoire is amazing!


9 marty39 July 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Just gorgeous. I can't wait to see the entire room with the pretty armoire all finished in it. Great color. Hugs, Marty


10 TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo July 15, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I can't wait to see the finished product. The armoire looks great! I too love a beautiful blue lately. That peacock color is amazing!


11 Sandra July 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm

What a pretty peacock blue color! I can't wait to see the finished product. :)


12 Magic Brush July 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I just love that you love color!!!!!! It thrills me!

I just fauxed a 4 million dollar house with a PEACOCK study. At first I wasn't sure about the designer's choice… but it was gorgeous!!!! So… you're on the leading edge of the peacock revolution! Can't wait to see how it looks!


13 do it yourselfer July 16, 2009 at 12:04 am

ok…i'm hyperventilating over that peacock blue armoire! amazing!


14 Jen R. July 16, 2009 at 3:32 am

Love that color!


15 Chris July 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I included your kitchen in a post today about colorful kitchens.
Come on by,


16 Kim July 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I think blue must be in! I just painted our bedroom blue a couple weeks ago!

You will have to give us a tutorial on the antiquing process!


17 BlueCastle July 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Wow, that color is amazing. I love peacock blue. Can't wait to see the finished project. :)


18 SoBella Creations July 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

What a great color!


19 jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas July 16, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Your home is absolutely darling!!


20 meg duerksen July 17, 2009 at 5:20 am

love that blue!
this is my first time here! i LOVE your site. :)


21 Delightful Dwelling July 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I love the peacock color, can't wait to see the whole thing.


22 Jessica July 23, 2009 at 3:08 am

oh la la. . .
that armoire. . .i LOVE it.
do you give the paint color anywhere????


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