A pale and illuminating blue, Borrowed Light from Farrow & Ball calls to mind the delicate light that cascades through small windows. It works as well in a room deprived of light as it does in an airy sunroom.
Evoking the wonder of a clear blue sky, the cyan-blue of Explorer Blue from Behr pairs well with white woodwork and rich wood tones. It makes a strong statement in a soft, calming manner.
If you’re going for a classic look, it’s hard to beat Navy from Sherwin-Williams. It pairs well with crisp whites and brushed golds. Just like a favorite pair of jeans, you can dress it up, or go for a casual vibe.
Inspired by the watery colors of the sea, Aegean Teal, an intriguing blue-green with a hint of gray, was selected as Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year. It’s a soothing color that inspires relaxation.
With its deep blue-green undertones, Sherwin-Williams Oceanside stands out in the field of blues—by adding an exotic twist. This dark, saturated blue evokes a jovial but soothing calm in well-lit spaces.
Article originally appeared in May 2023