Inspired By Ralph Lauren Paint Harbor Blues

While I love a solid base of neutrals in our home, I am happiest when there are blues mixed in. Today I am sharing lots of blue inspiration from the new Ralph Lauren Paint line I discovered while buying front door paint at Home Depot (Canada) today.

Blues always catch my eye. They are my 'happy colours.' Deep navy, aqua, turquoise, denim blue, watery blues, sky blue, indigo,  I love them all.

Ralph Lauren Paint has several new colour way and technique brochures and I brought home Harbor Blues and Faux Techniques. The paint chips in the brochure look a bit different and better than the above photo on my computer screen.

I was surprised to see Faux Techniques making a comeback. It makes sense to me though with all the colour layering and chippy furniture painting so many of us admire from Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paints and Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. They have that vintage farmhouse or aged European look. This photo shows the Indigo Denim technique. Just like my favourite pair of jeans. Maybe after we plank the cathedral ceiling in the family room/kitchen I will be brave enough to attempt this on the back wall.

I love mixing my blues. 

I have plans to keep mixing my blues in our basement kitchen/TV room. Adding more white will keep things light and give us that lakeside farmhouse look that I love. 

Denim is my favourite fabric and I wear it as often as possible. I also like using it for sewing projects around our home.

All photos: Ralph Lauren Paint 2014 available exclusively at Home Depot

If blue is not your 'thing' there are other colourways for inspiration in the collection. I'm glad my trip for front door paint led me to these paint chips today. I shared my front door paint choices post here. I didn't end up going with any of the colours in the BEHR Marquee line after all. I chose Cracked Pepper, a dark charcoal,  from the BEHR Premium Plus Ultra line but had to have it mixed in the more expensive Marquee because they were out of the Premium Plus in satin exterior. I have one coat on both sides of the door and I'm loving it. Now to get started on the second coat before it gets dark.
What colour makes you smile?


  1. I remember a friend of mine using Ralph Lauren paints in her home and using those interesting paint techniques. It's nice to know that they're making a comeback.

  2. Interesting that paint techniques may be making a comeback. I bet they will be more subtle this time around. The denim one that is in your photos is lovely. I'm not sure I would have the nerve to do it though - I'll see how yours works first ;)

  3. I certainly love denim blues, Elizabeth. These RL colours are so pretty and go well with the creamy whites and soft yellows. And aqua, which is my favourite colour and I don't have any in my home. lol I like it as a summer accent but my home is BM Hepplewhite Ivory which is a creamy pale yellow. I think the blue will look great in your home with your white wainscoting and furniture. I'll be anxious to see your newly painted door.

  4. I LOVE the blues mixed with whites in my home. You have done such a wonderful job decorating your home, Elizabeth. I've told people to visit your blog to see what you've done in the past year. I'm very impressed with your decorating sense.
    thank you for sharing, and for the inspiration.

  5. I hadn't heard of this paint, thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi Elizabeth, I agree, blue is so soothing, any shade of blue is my favorite color!

    Your living room post looks beautiful! I love the pops of color that you've added. That room has seen a big change over the past few years! Your hard work and attention to detail shows and is what makes it a home.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  7. Denim is a great fabric .... I wear it a lot too. :) I want denim sofas to come back in style.


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