We’ve got the blues, in all the best ways.
Perhaps it’s blue’s incredible versatility that makes it America’s favorite color. It can go from lavender to robin’s egg to navy, from uplifting to calming to dreamy. When it comes to blue, the sky’s the limit!
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This soft hue with barely a whisper of cool is gorgeous with natural colors but also good friends with vivid accents- so flexible!
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Watery blues have a restrained, soothing quality. Paired with black and white, they can turn quite formal but still project an air of tranquility.
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A definite color statement on the cusp of blue and green, teal can be ever so chic with black-and-white accents.
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Reminiscent of clear summer days, sky blues are optimistic colors that can feel perfectly at home with modern décor.
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Enveloping and intriguing, midnight blues are well suited to intimate rooms such as libraries. They really come to life by candlelight.
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Periwinkles have a clean, fresh feeling. Perfect in a beach cottage, gazebo, pool house, or even on a porch ceiling.
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Lavenders paired with pinks can reveal their feminine side. With deeper hues such as rich browns, surprisingly they become unisex.
Blue can be the calming color of a summer sky or the deep, velvety hue of a midnight dream. Which blue appeals to you?
This article was originally published in COLOR LIFE from Benjamin Moore, a digital color and design publication. Each issue takes a virtual tour through outstanding homes to see how color is used, shows the shades that are inspiring leading designers, and includes simple color makeover ideas.