Pages

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Magnolia Bakery Blue

I was so taken with the interior of the Magnolia Bakery in Los Angeles that I determined to use a similar aqua paint hue in my house. I decided on a whim yesterday to get samples, and after some trial and error, settled on a color that seemed like "the one". My daughter Amanda has been ready for anything but white in our kitchen/dining room since we moved in, so she was eager to help.  We spent our Super Sunday moving furniture and painting the dining area. I didn't get the room back together during daylight, but I took a quick snap once some pieces were moved back in and before I lost the all the light. The color is not quite true in the photo here and I had to add a lot of light during editing, which changed it a bit, but it's fairly close:



And here is my inspiration color. I think I got pretty close to this, hopefully at some point I'll have the right light to photo it. We used Behr "Tide Pools". It only took one coat of the paint/primer in one. The room is not all that big but I did use most of a can on it. I ran out of energy as well as paint, so the kitchen area will wait for another day.


The other really inspiring thing about the Magnolia Bakery is the banana pudding, which is TO DIE FOR. I put both their cookbooks on my Amazon wishlist but was able to find the recipe online and Amanda made it for us:


Not that you can really go wrong with 3 cups of heavy cream, but this is phenomenal. Hope you all had a great weekend!

10 comments:

Bettsi McComb said...

Wowee! I really love that blue. I had a lot of it in my old house. It's a color that is very hard to tire of. I'm sure you're enjoying it!

Mel said...

Oh, I love it! All of the newly finished furniture is going to look stunning with such a great backdrop of colour. Funny where inspiration is lurking ;)

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Gorgeous color! I'm going to pin it for future reference :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I think you hit the color on spot! I love it! I don't have anything to paint but I will remember the color!

The pudding looks so good!

XO,
Jane

Pen Pen said...

Blue is on my wish list again these days, too. You are so inspiring... I love how you decide and 'go for it'... everything is so pretty. And yep, the banana pudding looks delish!!!

Cheapchick said...

This color is great - almost a minty blue. It looks fabulous!

kevin21 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Robin said...

I just had a bathroom painted that color and also the celing of my back porch! I love it and was obsessed with having that color somewhere in my house. It looks so nice with your furniture and will be so easy to decorate around. Have fun!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Rosie said...

That is a beautiful color....looks great! Your home is lovely, and that banana pudding looks delicious!

Tracy said...

Tracy, the new color is beautiful. You've done so much lately on your home, I don't know where you find your energy...share the secret girl.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment :-)
I'll be back to see your next beautiful project. Tracy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...