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.
What do you think about this beautiful painted shiplap? It’s a great way to add both color & texture to your walls.
These beautiful shades are right at home in pretty much any design scheme.
Aqua adds a bit of fun to a room with beautiful traditional moulding.
I love the idea of adding aqua to the back of a bookcase for a pop of color!
Aqua is one of my favorite choices for bathrooms. Pair it with beadboard for a classic look.
Another idea I love is bringing the traditional “haint blue” ceiling indoors!
Is aqua a tempting choice for a pop of color in your home? Or is your style bolder or more neutral?
16 thoughts on “Aqua Inspiration for Our Farmhouse”
Thanks for the tour, “haint blue” ceiling indoors are amazing ,wondering how beautiful it look in real
The aqua looks amazing, your home is gorgeous! I love how you’ve been able to add aqua into so many places.
Aqua blue is so perfect. Love the calming feel it gives!!
Love all the aqua inspirational rooms. I too love aqua, although mine may be more of a teal, but equally cheerful! Visiting from Bouquet of Talent party.
Thanks, Victoria! Teal sounds beautiful!
Beautiful Shades of aqua! It is one of my favorite colors to have in my house as well!
Thank you, Kristen! It’s such a beautiful and relaxing color. Can’t wait to get it on the walls!
I love the mix of aqua and white on that painted shiplap! Right now all of my walls are a boring off-white!
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.
Wow I love the blue even more than I thought I would.
Aqua. turquoise, teal! I love them all! Your inspirations are perfect! I will be adding some of this to my spaces. Thanks!
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!
Your ideas are always amazing and wonderful because you provide simple and sweet ideas. I am so happy that i am your big fan..
Jealous over this. It’s really really nice.Thanks for sharing.
I love this aqua shade. Can you please share the specific brand and shade of it?