Aqua Inspiration for Our Farmhouse

Aqua room inspiration for a more colorful home

White, grey, greige. I love these colors and have them in my home, but they’re all I seem to see on Pinterest and in magazines anymore. White walls are especially linked with farmhouse style, but many old farmhouses were often places full of color and pattern. Victorian farmhouses like mine were often originally decorated with dark stained trim and patterned wallpaper. We discovered layers of patterned wallpaper downstairs while the upstairs bedrooms were painted in shades of green, blue and pink.

I’m interested in bringing some color back into this happy home of ours and aqua is one of my favorite shades. This color looks great in both new houses and historic homes. In fact, the famed “haint blue” color of painted Victorian porch ceilings is generally a shade of aqua or light blue.

Aqua shiplap bedroom

House of Turquoise

What do you think about this beautiful painted shiplap? It’s a great way to add both color & texture to your walls.

Aqua room inspiration

Midwest Living

Aqua room inspiration

Country Living

These beautiful shades are right at home in pretty much any design scheme.

Aqua room inspiration

This Old House

Aqua room inspiration

Garden & Gun

Aqua adds a bit of fun to a room with beautiful traditional moulding.

Aqua room inspiration

Society Social

Aqua room inspiration

Design Sponge

Aqua room inspiration

Brabourne Farm

I love the idea of adding aqua to the back of a bookcase for a pop of color!

Aqua room inspiration

My Design Chic

Aqua room inspiration

Old House Journal

Aqua is one of my favorite choices for bathrooms. Pair it with beadboard for a classic look.

Aqua room inspiration

Rejuvenation

Another idea I love is bringing the traditional “haint blue” ceiling indoors!

Aqua room inspiration

Southern Living

Is aqua a tempting choice for a pop of color in your home? Or is your style bolder or more neutral?

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15 comments

  1. Leanna says:

    Fun how I came across your post today. I painted my front door soft blue two years ago. On the way in I was thinking how gorgeous it would be to have more of it around the house.

    Your post was especially inspirational for me. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Cindy Richter says:

    My style is right in the middle. Love color and love neutral. All of those pictures were inspiring. I look forward to seeing where you decide to paint it and the pictures!

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