I have two submissions from readers this week on the topic of blue. Both call for elegant, somewhat surprising uses of blue that are far from the primary palette. We recommend them ...
- Mount Saint Anne
I don't think there's anything more romantic than an artist's workspace, and I know I feel like St. Jerome in his study when I sit in mine. This color runs slightly gray, and you can see that there's a neutral white work wall to the right of it, but a little blue behind the bookshelves makes the clutter go away. Benjamin Moore 1565.
- Blue Lake
Why don't you tint the room and bleach the furniture? This is a reversal of what many people would do—keep the walls safely pale and put color in the furnishings. Here the unifying element is the all-white furniture, which stands out against the saturated wall color in sharp relief. Benjamin Moore 2053-40.
- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter