dining booth with blue velvet upholstery. / sfgirlbybay

when i was in portugal, i was yet again surrounded by european blues. beautiful blue tiles are everywhere in the city of lisbon — azulejos, a form of Spanish and Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework is literally everywhere. in fact, Heather, of skinny laminx wrote an entire blog post about their beautiful blue tiles. so, i was inspired yet again to share the many moods of blues with you. some shades of blue feel a little bit more rustic to me, like the choppy waters of the deep blue sea. and some are more soothing, pale and washed out, like the sky on a hazy day. but i adore all of these blues and one of these days i’m going to find a spot to share them in my own home. maybe i need a beach house dedicated just to all the dreamy shades of blue. i mean — we all need a beach house for some reason or another, right?

blue walls with blue plates. / sfgirlbybay

bright blue painted floors. / sfgirlbybay

blue home decor. / sfgirlbybay

blue sundeck with white padded bench. / sfgirlbybay

modern blue sofa. / sfgirlbybay

blue walls. / sfgirlbybay

blue shiplap walls and denim quilt. / sfgirlbybay

blue wall and black wall tapestry. / sfgirlbybay

light blue rustic walls. / sfgirlbybay

dark blue walls with vintage decor. / sfgirlbybay

• image credits in order of appearance: luxelouu; the new york times t magazine; architecural digest; cote maison; skinny laminx; bo bedre; dwell magazine; heidi’s bridge; Japanese Poster: Mona Lisa’s Hundred Smiles, Shigeo Fukuda 1970 gura fika; apartment therapy; Joan Miró Sin título I, 1973; remodelista; dwell magazine; on the wild slopes; martha stewart; terrier design; toast magazine; farrow & ball.