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Palette & Paints: Coastline-Inspired Blues

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 27, 2014 01:07 AM
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by Meredith Swinehart last modified Aug 26, 2014

How to bottle up the ocean's cool, tranquil blues and bring them home with us? Consider painting a ceiling, accent wall, or whole room. Here are several of our favorites, plus a few recommendations from members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory . Above: Top row, from left: Valspar Sea Salt Blue , Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue , and Valspar Royal Gray . Bottom row: Benjamin Moore Blue Nose , Farrow & Ball Skylight , and Benjamin Moore Horizon . Above: Sea Salt Blue from Valspar is very similar to Farrow & Ball's Skylight, shown second to last (Sea Salt Blue is slightly greener). Above: Benjamin Moore's  Buxton Blue  is part of the paint line's Historical Collection and is a favorite of New York interior designers Joan and Jayne Michaels of  2Michaels . Above: Valspar's  Royal Gray is dark and gray enough to be serious, but blue enough to please color lovers. It also has a beautiful chalky finish that photos can't convey. Above: Benjamin Moore's  Blue Nose  lives in the same cool, dark vein as Valspar's Royal Gray, but is bluer and lighter. Above: Farrow & Ball Skylight is the pick of Portland, Oregon, designer Carole Magness of Magness Interiors , who considers it the most beautiful and flexible blue she knows. She says it's ideal on an accent wall, ceiling, or trim. Above: Benjamin Moore's Horizon  is another tip from the  2Michaels , who used the hue on the master bedroom walls of their Abingdon project. Choosing paint colors can be daunting; browse the designer-vetted colors in our Palette & Paints series, which includes:      •  Happiness-Inducing Colors       •   Moody Paints Picks       •  Metallic Wall Paints       •  10 Best Pink Paints        •   Celadon Greens Go to Gardenista for advice on Exterior Paints . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 18, 2014, as part of our British Isles issue. More Stories from Remodelista Cabinet Knobs in Splashy Colors Remodeling 101: Engineered Quartz Countertops DIY: Vintage Paper Cutout Wall Clock






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