House of Blues
One of the most soothing of colors is gaining prominence on walls, and in furnishings and accessories. Here, some blue-ribbon decorative ideas in everything from aqua and royal to navy and denim.
Farrow & Ball’s Green Blue creates waves of tranquility in this bedroom. farrow-ball.com.
Knoll Womb chair, $3,871 and Ottoman, $1,1 28, in classic boucle, Aegean, Mobili Now Furniture, Birmingham, mobilinow.com.
Le Creuset Caribbean oval French oven, $345, area Sur La Table stores, surlatable.com.
Valerie chandelier, $1,299, area Ethan Allen stores, ethanallen.com.
Flow Blue: In this butler pantry/kitchen in Franklin (below), designed by Staci Meyers (right) of S|A|M Interiors in Bloomfield Hills, blue recycled-glass countertops --are balanced by simple white cabinetry (Gittleman Construction), working well with the kitchen’s subway tile backsplash.
“Blue can actually cause the body to produce calming chemicals, making the choice perfect for this home and its busy residents.” — Staci Meyers
Painterly Picks: Enhancing the blue are Ice Cube, butler’s pantry, and Lazy Gray and Olympus White, kitchen, all from Sherwin-Williams.