Tuesday, February 20, 2007

French blue

I first fell in love with French blue in 1998 when I bought a suit at Holt Renfrew. Unfortunately, it did not come with two sets of pants, and eventually, the jacket became an orphan in my closet.

I went shopping after work today and found a pair of blue dress pants. I just had a feeling the not-quite-navy pants would match my suit jacket from "Holts." They were on sale, so I bought them. When I got home, I discovered they coordinate perfectly. And I was reminded of my affinity for French blue.


Inspired by a tea towel I found at IKEA, I punched up my apartment's cream-coloured 1950s kitchen with French and royal blue a few years ago. Two of the towels are folded and leaning against the bowls in the picture to the left.

As you can see from the last picture, I wasn't kidding about my "thing" for the Oregon license plate. And check out the old milk door!







22 comments:

St. Dickeybird said...

I have a shirt that colour. It's a very impressive shade of blue. Good taste.
:)

Crucible said...

Who gets to name colours? Nice place but I expected nothing less.

Timmy said...

who says its French Blue. Looks Royal Blue to me.

madamerouge said...

The gorgeous salesman at Holts, that's who says!

It's not the best picture of the suit, but the material has threading of black and French blue. The stripe on the tea towels is French blue, but in the last picture, the middle picture frame and pot holders are royal blue.

Salem said...

Come on, Timmy. Any fag knows there is a name for just about any shade.

your judgemental aunt said...

I'm a crayola 8 pack guy myself. So blue is blue.

Salem said...

I'm more about the Laurentian colours.

Pablo said...

You are all fags.

Paul said...

now where did that license plate come from my dear?

madamerouge said...

It came from my good friend Paul! I lurve u 4 it so much.

Butchieboy said...

I see your bottle of Jack Daniels, you fucking hillbilly.

:0

Natasha said...

Your digital camera?

Anonymous said...

lol at butchie!

very debonaire, monsieur.

how come no titalating clacker posts on this ??? at 4am i might add.

moi :) xo

Anonymous said...

It's also called "ultra blue" and most designers think it's heinous.

madamerouge said...

^ Peter, you are so fucking full of shit. Ultra blue is not the same shade as French blue. You have seen me wear that suit. It is not ultra blue.

Snooze said...

Oooooh - I love your kitchen racks. Very nice. The blue accents are very effective.

Miss Thistle said...

I usually hate blue, but that one is actually nice!

I hope to one day have a place that's always as clean as MR's. BLISS.

Normlr said...

That's an interesting place to display your decorative cum rags.

Jason said...

Did you know that blue is a primary colour? Did you know there are 8 primary colors?

Green is the first one.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I like blue in the bedroom. Not in the kitchen though. However, you have made it work and for that: you are da man!

toobusyliving said...

I miss blogging.

car@ said...

Let's get a drink on that bottle i see of Jack danniel's!!!! :-)

You are a VERY tiddy man!!!! i love it!!!! :-)
Oh...and my kitchen is all blue! same colour as the sky. It feels you are in heaven...lol!