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." —Shea 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

French Country Wood Chandelier

Blue Grey Wood Chandelier: 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

Banas Throw Blanket

Blue Throw Blanket: FIND HERE

Mikah 4 Drawer Gentleman's Chest

Mikah 4-Drawer Chest:FIND HERE

If you have the right wall for these wings…ooh la la!

Bluestone Terracotta Vases

Set of 3 Bluestone Terracotta Vases: FIND HERE

Aqua or turquoise blue Ercole Egg 29" Table Lamp. Come find Beachy Turquoise Decor Inspiration to float your boat! #turquoise #decorinspiration #beachyblue

It can be challenging to find JUST the right soft aqua-turquoise. This is it. Egg Table Lamp

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

Guerrera Robins Egg 4 Door Credenza with Wire Mesh Door Inserts

 

Credenza with Wire Mesh Doors

Velvet Throw Pillow

Velvet Throw Pillow

Chambray Blue

I live in chambray shirts all year long, and they just seem to get better with age.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Cotton Long-Sleeve Shirt Women's Lepore Wash #chambray #workshirt #beachyfashion

Ralph Lauren Chambray Shirt in Lepore Wash Blue

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”

Barraute Vanity Chair

Skirted Vanity Chair

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

KitchenAid Artisan Designer 5 Qt. Azure Blue Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

DO VISIT Imperfect Interiors to see more inspiring design projects!

The most visited post this week was THIS ONE, and do take a peek if you missed it.

Linen & Oak Settee
French Linen Accent Chair
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Wing Back Twin Platform Bed
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Silver Butler End Table
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Antiqued French Lamp
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Linen Modern Wing Chair
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Marble Coffee Table
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Column Table Lamp
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Arteriors Swivel Bar Stool
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Tufted Chesterfield Sofa
Modern Brass Sphere Pendant
2-Light Chic Sconce
Black Tray Table
Upholstered Bench with Bolsters
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Round Marble Side Table
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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