Lotti Brown Designs

-- I create art for people who like to take the time to savour the beauty of the natural world around us -- Pet Art & Custom Pet Portraits - Wildlife & Bird Art - Floral Art - Nature-Inspired Surface Pattern Designs --

Collecting Colors - Beautiful Blues

color, inspiration, nature, collecting colorsCharlotte Brown

All blues are right on trend at the moment (from soft airy shimmers of blue, to brilliant brights and deep midnight blues), which would be a perfect reason for me to take a closer look ...if I wasn't totally in love with blues already!

Beautiful blue flowers inspire me

If you asked me to pick a favorite color, I would have to say it's blue - and I'm really feeling a blue vibe right now, wearing it, decorating with it, designing with it...

Blue is quite simply beautiful for me - it's a color of many temperaments, and can be cool, gentle, vibrant or deep and powerful.

Think about soft, gentle powder blues, that are very relaxing, barely-there .... or clean light blues, that make everything look cool and fresh .... sky blues bringing a jolt of summer happiness...

Or deep, rich blues and navy which remind us of the coolness, depth and mystery of the seas, or the soft, silky-velvet touch of a summer dusk... blue is truly a color of nature...

Gorgeous deep blues in the seas and skies around Skye, Scotland - dramatic blues!

Blues are generally seen as very relaxing - but the brighter blues are anything but - cobalt blues are very vibrant - and are as strong as reds for giving a design a zing of color.

Think about electric blue - it's been named that for a reason, and is as powerful as the equally zinging shocking pink (and they look great together by the way!)...

Since I gather nearly all my art inspiration from nature, I've been sorting through my libraries of photos from the past few years to find my perfect blue inspirations...

I do hope they help you to fall in love with blues too...

Soft and light blues can have a dreamy, ethereal quality

Beautiful hydrangeas take their blue coloring from the acidic conditions in the soil - stunning!

Summer's here - gorgeous blue forget-me-nots are always welcome in my garden :)

A walk through a bluebell wood can't fail to gladden the heart and inspire the senses - magical!

I love my tiny Grape Hyacinths (Muscari) they pop up each year in the cracks and crevices around my garden - really rich, brilliant blues

Some of the deepest blue flowers are almost purple!

Periwinkle blue has distinctly purple tones to it!

Mussel shells are an interesting deep blue-purple - wonderful natural color!

Surely one of the most vibrant and stunning blues in nature - with an exotic shimmer!

Take a look around, and start noticing beautiful blues in nature...

I will be sharing some blue-inspired designs with you very soon.

Hope you enjoyed basking in beautiful blues - do let me know in the comments below ~ Lotti x