A good friend of mine is getting married in a couple of months and I'll be helping out at the wedding. To make things a little easier on the wedding day, she requested her bridesmaids to be in blush dresses and helpers to be dressed in lighter shades of blue. Blue is such a popular colour choice at weddings thus, I am not surprised that she chose blush and blue to be her wedding colours. In fact during the earlier part of the year, Pantone paired Rose Quartz and Serenity together as the Pantone colours of the year. I really love the pairing and am excited whenever I see designs utilising these colours together.
As much as I am attracted to pastel colours, I don't exactly wear them. Pastel for kitchenware and paintings are fine but pastel clothes are way too feminine for my liking. And so, my hunt for a slightly edgier shade of blue began. When I finally matched the shade of Serenity to the actual colour, I didn't think I would be this attracted to it! I had a blast searching for Serenity coloured items that I think I should get back on track to hunt for that perfect Serenity dress for the wedding.
1 // WoonHung Circus/Small Disc Wood Adjustable Necklace
I love the look of this necklace! I especially love how it is made from natural and renewable materials and crafted by talented craftspeople in Cebu, Philippines. This necklace can take you through a formal work day and straight for some after work party! Versatile necklaces are the best!
2 // J.Crew Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit
Swimsuits are not the most flattering piece of garment so the best choice for me is definitely a one-piece rather than a bikini. J.Crew has the most swoon-worthy swimsuits that are so good to look at and functional at the same time. And by functional, I mean, a good support system - underwire is a must.
3 // Kitchen Element Patterned Wallpaper
Some people have a thing for vintage floor tiles and some are obsessed with wallpapers. I love how wallpapers can brighten and liven up a room instantaneously. Can you picture this wallpaper against a clean white kitchen with a bowl of freshly picked lemons on a countertop?
4 // Blue Lagoon, Iceland
I have always wanted to visit Iceland. I can just imagine myself standing in front of the clearest of blue waters and the purest white mountains. The Blue Lagoon sounds almost like a beautiful dream to me and I am terribly envious of my friends and family who have basked in all its beauty.
5 // Smeg Refrigerator
Would you choose a blue refrigerator for your kitchen? Black, white and stainless steel are the usual colour choices for most Singaporean households and I don't remember seeing any flaming red or sunshine yellow fridges. As for me, I would really like to have this blue beauty in my future kitchen!
6 // Rose Quartz and Serenity Textured Painting
I love love love how the strokes and texture complements the perfect blend of soft and dark colours on this painting. This picture was found on Pinterest but unfortunately, I can't find the artist or the name of this painting. If anyone reading this knows the creator behind this fabulous painting, do drop me a message so that I can give the artist the due credit!
7 // Kabinshop Round Ceramic Bowl
Handmade ceramic bowls are my weakness and especially when they are in a lovely shade of blue. I am a ceramic bowl hoarder/collector and would love to include this in my collection! Yay to more beautiful bowls and jewelry bowls!
8 // Salen Iron Pendant Light
I don't know how to appreciate lights and lamp shades but this pendant light has all my attention! While browsing the lights and dining section in Ikea, I noticed how pendant lights can add a touch of cosiness to the table without compromising on light quality during meal times. Perhaps it is time I observe how designers pair lights to enhance stunning interior designs!
How do you feel about Serenity blue? Yay or Nay? :)
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