Over the past 5-10 years, we’ve seen a modernisation of the traditional Queenslander. In Brisbane and surrounds, the Queenslander has undergone massive transformation; people love and adore Queenslanders. This makes my heart happy.
This renovation frenzy has led to an explosion in the number of Queenslanders that are getting repainted and the shift from traditional Queenslander colours that dominated Queenslanders when I first moved to Brisbane around 2000.
Hands up if you’ve seen a Queenslander that has been painted white? I’m pretty sure we will all put our hands up. I personally love an all-white Queenslander exterior. It looks crisp and clean and allows all of the glorious features to shine through.
However, because an all-white Queenslander is so appealing to the eye, it’s also becoming commonplace. So, it’s also lovely and refreshing to see Queenslanders that have been painted another colour. Those that have resisted the urge to join the masses.
It’s nice to see that other colours are being embraced.
Today’s post is all about Queenslanders that have been painted shades of blue. The blue Queenslander.
This little, adorable cottage in Albion is made even more cute with the delicate blue exterior, especially contrasted with the yellows and reds of the house next door. Add one picket fence and a lovely, leafy green tree and you have cottage adoration here.
While the next two photographs are not very good quality, I thought that it was important to also include them in my blue Queenslanders article. The cottage below is a similar shade to the first cottage – both light shades of blue. I do love the contrast white on the second photo and if the first cottage were mine, I would paint the red railings, windows and front door to a crisp white.
This blue Queenslander is incredible with a darker colour and the pops of white. It is a delight. Now, imagine the front garden as a cottage style garden, with a flowering climbing plant over the arbour. What a vision she would be.
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Stained glass in the front door and a sweet little verandah make this little blue Queenslander in Paddington stand out amongst the crowd.
Another light blue Queenslander, this one is more grey-blue, again contrasted beautifully with the white accents.
The use of dark blue and white are a great combination with the pale blue exterior.
This blue Queenslander in Bangalow is more of a blue / purple colour, along with a pale pink front door.
This is one of my favourite blue Queenslanders. The colour is understated and the opposite of showy, and makes this little Queenslander feel like a home. The use of white accents, along with a darker, almost grey on the railings is perfection.
Located in Red Hill, this cute little Queenslander looks incredible in shades of blue, with white accents.
One of my favourite homes of all time, this home screams perfection in every single way. The blue grey tones, black front door and white accents are heavenly. This is my dream home.
Stunning grey / blue Queenslander with white accents and white picket fence.
A different shade of blue on this Queenslander – more of a baby blue.
White and blue are a winning combination again in this porch and gable in Hendra.
Subtle blue / grey tones for this multi-gabled Queenslander in Camp Hill, accentuated with darker blue and white accents.
This home in Bulimba is all about those windows. They are spectacular.
This Corina Queenslander could be painted almost any colour and still look incredible. I love the use of blue and white in this home, along with all the greenery.
This multi gabled Queenslander in Gordon Park is bold and impressive.