Purple Hyacinth ca. 2001

Perfect Purples and Blues for Spring

Spring on Long Island always brings to my mind rich blues and purples . . . from the sunny skies reflecting off the sound, to brightly hued purple hyacinths popping up on the front lawn, to the robins’ eggs that reappear each year on our back deck. 
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
 Last year, during one of my favorite annual New York City events – the biannual New York Junior League House Tour – one of the featured homes was the Grammercy Park town home featured on the magazine page below. The otherwise neutral kitchen’s spectacular ceiling was painted a rich hyacinth purple, which was complemented by purply hues in the art, on the painted floor, and in accessories. 

Better Homes and Garden Magazine

True blues are so fresh and inspiring after the icy whites of wintry skies, and I’m turning to a few favorite blues in my springtime design plans. (All swatches courtesy House Beautiful.) 

Benjamin Moore ‘Blue Wave’ 
Benjamin Moore ‘Glass Slipper’

Benjamin Moore ‘Iceberg’

Benjamin Moore ‘Paladian Blue’

Benjamin Moore ‘Silver Grey’

Benjamin Moore ‘Silvery Blue’

Farrow & Ball ‘Borrowed Light’

A P.S. to any New York based blog readers. The New York Junior League Sixteenth Annual Spring House Tour is Saturday, May 7th, and is an exceptional event that I always enjoy! Details of the event are on the below invitation. 

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