Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home

After white, it’s my favorite color. But you won’t find much of it in my current home. The reason for that? My approach to decor is an intuitive one. I listen to what the house wants to be and then help it get there.

But oh, how I admire the use of Timeless and Tranquil Blues in design including this beautifully traditional Victorian in the UK by Imperfect Interiors. 

Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.

Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home

Interior Design: Beth Dadswell of Imperfect Interiors Photography: Chris Snook

This spacious five bedroom, three bathroom Victorian house was originally tired, dated, and in need of a total overhaul. The ancient electrics, plumbing and heating were replaced and reinstated in a traditional style better suited to the period of the house. Contemporary colors were introduced throughout on walls, fabrics, tiles & accessories, adding relaxed grandeur to this lovely family house.

You may recall we toured another English home by Imperfect Interiors which included the kitchen below…find it RIGHT HERE.

Modern farmhouse classic kitchen with grey cabinets, zellige tile backsplash, and a collection of putty colored stone English pottery lined up on the window sill. Interior Design by Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. #kitchendesign #modernfarmhouse #englishpottery #vintagestyle #slowliving #greycabinets
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.

Imperfect Interiors

“By mixing ‘imperfect’ mid-century furniture with more traditional pieces, the inexpensive with the unusual, I can transform your home into an inspiring space that is totally unique and full of character.”

~Imperfect Interiors

A designer who embraces, values, and welcomes the imperfection of objects and finishes is a lovely treasure indeed!

Traditional Bathroom With Blue Clawfoot Tub

Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.

How about a cozy fire near the bath?

Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.

Another Bathroom

Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.

Entry & Staircase

Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.

Kitchen With Blue Painted Island

Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.

Living Room

Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.

Bedrooms

Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.
Traditional Victorian home in the UK with interior design by Beth Dadson of Imperfect Interiors. Come see more Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. #classicdecor #traditionaldecor #timelesshome #housetour
Interior Design: Imperfect Interiors. Photo: Chris Snook. Timeless and Tranquil Blues in a Victorian Home. Classic English interior design inspiration and traditional decorating ideas.

5 Gorgeous Light Blue Grey Paint Colors for Calm Interiors

This beautiful home is an example of how a subtle repetition of timeless and tranquil blues can be effective and interesting. There is a sense of freedom and dare I say “imperfect” approach to introducing teal, navy, slate, and aqua blues. The result is a home that feels as though it has evolved.

Another project incorporating my favorite soft, quiet, light blue gray paint colors is Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s Patina Farm. The Giannettis painted their steel framed doors and windows with a custom paint color similar to Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray. While so many other modern farmhouse designs call for black painted steel, it was such a lovely calm color choice for interiors graced with peacefully hushed colors.

So let’s start out with a beautiful chalky light blue grey similar to the custom color used at Paina Farm.

1. Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray 242

Pavilion Gray Farrow & Ball paint color. Come see Gorgeous Light Blue Grey Paint Colors for Calm Interiors! #greypaintcolors #graypaintcolors #paviliongray #farrowandballpaviliongray

Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray 242

“This classic mid grey was originally created for a bespoke pavilion, but is also reminiscent of an elegant 18th century Swedish colour. One of the Architectural Neutrals, the subtle blue undertones of Pavilion Gray add a contemporary touch and sense of spaciousness. Combine with Dimpse, Blackened or Manor House Gray in any combination for a scheme that is perfect for the modern family home.”

2. Farrow & Ball Blue Gray 91

Farrow & Ball Blue Gray 91 "This is one of those indeterminate colors that hovers somewhere between gray and green, though interestingly, it looks a lot more blue in a well-lit room. It's so nuanced that it's difficult to categorize, which is why I find it appealing. Pair it with creamy whites and, for those who dare to broaden the boundaries of typical Swedish decor, not-quite black." âShea Soucie
Blue Gray 91 by FARROW & BALLfarrow and ball blue gray

Farrow & Ball Blue Gray 91
“With its subtle mix of blue, green and black pigments, Blue Gray creates the most relaxed of rooms that feel as if they have always been there. It is a cooler, more weathered version of French Gray and has the same almost magical quality of gently shifting between blue and grey depending on the light and time of day.”

3. Farrow & Ball Lamp Room Gray 88

Farrow & Ball Lamp Room Gray 88
“Our most traditional blue grey was originally created when a white room had been stained by the trimming of lamp wicks. Lamp Room Gray creates a softer more lived in finish than Pavilion Gray, while retaining a sense of timelessness. It is surprisingly strong when used in smaller rooms but softens in larger, well lit spaces.”

4. Benjamin Moore Silver Gray 2131-60

Silver Gray / BM 2131-60 (goes with Revere Pewter) ~~ candidate for the powder room if I paint the kitchen Revere Pewter ~~

Benjamin Moore Silver Gray

“This color is part of Color Preview. A collection of bold, saturated colors that brings spaces to life for those looking to illuminate their world with pure, extraordinary color. A great complement to Classic Colors, Color Preview offers a collection of 1,232 hues that excite and inspire with pure, deep, clear colors that create striking combinations.”

5. Benjamin Moore Silver Lake 1598

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Benjamin Moore Silver Lake 1598

“This color is part of the Classic Color Collection. Surround yourself with your color favorites. These timeless, elegant, Classic Colors guarantee beautiful, usable color all the time, every time. A collection of 1,680 inspired hues that consumers and professionals have enjoyed for years, the colors in this palette are as timeless as they are forward.”

Pretty Blue & Grey Decor Finds

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Ikat Designer Cotton Throw Pillow
Ikat Pillow: FIND HERE
Grotta 7.88" x 7.88" Porcelain Field Tile in White/Blue
Blue and White Porcelain Tile: FIND HERE
Alexander Pillow Cover
Stripe Pillow Covers: FIND HERE
Cupboard 2 Drawer and 2 Door Accent Cabinet
Grey Accent Cabinet: FIND HERE
Mikah 3 Drawer Dresser #swedish #dresser #chest #bluegrey
Mikah Dresser: FIND HERE
Martha Stewart Blue Pinstripe Napkins
Martha Stewart Blue Pinstripe Napkins: FIND HERE
Campbellton 24" Bar Stool
Navy Stripe Bistro Counter Stool: FIND HERE

Parisian style in one fell swoop for any kitchen island that needs chic seating.

 

What do you think of blue frames? Are you bold enough for them?

Lyle Eyeglasses in English Oak for Women. A keyhole bridge and classic round frames make Lyle a frame for day and evening alike.
Warby Parker LYLE Frames in “Beach Glass”

Such an easy way to add an accent color in the bath.

DO VISIT Imperfect Interiors to see more inspiring design projects!

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Round Bronze Accent Table
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
French Linen Dining Chair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Linen Modern Wing Chair
White Slipcovered Sofa
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Marble Column Lamp
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Brisa Dreamquest Sofa
Modern Brass Globe Pendant
Black Tray Table
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. September 9, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I love these blues!!! The claw foot tub and fireplace in the master bath is speaking my language 💗. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, Michele!

    • michele
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      September 9, 2018 / 12:36 pm

      That tub just takes my breath away – the designer was genius in how she used blue as a repetition in a very non-contrived, sophisticated manner! 🙂

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