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Of all the colors that you can think of, what color is the hottest and the coolest at the same time. What color has been proven to lower the heart rate and is associated with serenity? What color promotes intellectual stimulation and trustworthiness but sometimes can be perceived as cold and without emotion? What color is found the least in food we eat? What color is considered the world’s favorite color? The answer may surprise you because the answer is Blue! If you Google, “What is the world’s favorite color?” The answer will be blue! In all cultures Blue is the reigning king. I guessed it before I Googled it but I was amazed at all the research on the matter. Blue is the color of the sky and ocean and because blue is so peaceful, calming and well-loved it is perfect for a master bedroom or a guest room. Let’s take a peek into the master bedroom of an Iris that is full of blue hues relaxation and seaside dreams somewhere in the heart of The Villages.
• Paint One-more-Image
The first thing to pick is the paint color and we chose Window pane. This color is the one directly above Rainwashed on the fan deck so it is slightly lighter. The bedroom had a tendency to be dark and window pane was light enough to make the space airy and bright. Also, window pane is a true neutral and can be used with many accent colors.
• Molding
The homeowner had crown molding installed. The ceiling in this bedroom is a volume ceiling so the center is raised to create a sense of height while the outer edges are about eight feet. We installed the 5 and 1/4 inch crown around the perimeter of the room since seven inch crown would be too big in this space. To highlight the volume tray, we installed molding and painted in between the molding the same color as the wall. It draws the eye up, sets off the tray as a feature and though this homeowner did not add lights some do and it looks great.
• Flooring
We replaced the carpet with engineered hardwood. I like to use hardwood in the master bedroom because there will always be a terrible walk path to the bathroom. I like to spend the money once and then lay down an area rug beneath the bed so that you get the softness of carpet on your toes before bed.
• Art
The art is a picture of the ocean at sunrise. The scene glows with morning light and at the same time is very restful.
• Rug
The rug is called dress blues and it looks like the moving ocean waves. The varying shades of blue in the rug pic up many blues in the space.
• Bedding
The bedding is amazing! I love the look of navy and white popping! The bedspread is white matelassé and can be used to cover up when sleeping. Also it is very washable. We layered white European pillows at the back of the bed to pop of the dark headboard. In front of the European pillows we placed the two king shams of the bedding set that we purchased. The print is so spectacular we did not need an accent pillow. The folded the comforter at the base of the bed adds a pop of color and it looks downy and luxurious.
• Lamps
The lamps are made of Capiz shell and pick up all the tans in the space. The texture of the natural element in the space was needed.
• Chair
The navy chair is amazing. I love the height and the nail head trim and I love the navy color! This is a great perch to put on your shoes. Also, it looks great when you see into the bedroom because it breaks up the large windowless wall.
• Leaner mirror
The leaner mirror with the chunky frame looks great reflecting the orchid. Also, if the homeowner needs to check out their look before they leave they can in this big leaner.

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