Feeling the Blues: Experts Share Their 9 Go-To Paint ColorsWords by Olivia Lidbury
Denim, azure, cobalt, navy… there are countless shades of blue.
Optimistic yet calming, it’s a color we are exposed to daily thanks to the seemingly endless sky and vast oceans. But how best to use it within four internal walls?
The wonder of blue is that it’s a classic color that can be used in literally any room. While a pink kitchen can skew trendy and frivolous, Dutch blue cabinets are a timeless choice. It’s also a color to lean into to create a mood: an uplifting shade in a living room will rouse the spirits, while a tempered palette in a bedroom will help soothe you to sleep.
Here, our Experts reveal their go-to blues, from the ultimate shade for cabinetry and trims, to the ideal navy. Just be sure to test out your samples under every variation of lighting—both natural and artificial—as in a north-facing room, your favorite blue might end up looking positively gray.