Decorate with Blue
Paint: Covington Blue (HC-138, semitransparent stain) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Paint: Rain (SW6219) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.
Paint: Fantasy Blue (716) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Trim paint: Super White (02) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Tiles: custom installation by American Restoration Tile; restorationtile.com.
Paint: Wallcovering: 77-TR-109 by Sonia's Place, available through Design Professionals; 212/759-5408.
The graphic black-and-white bedding on simple pencil post beds makes a bold statement against the muted blue in this tranquil room. Prints of coral above the beds help add a beachy feel.
Simple details like the finish of your linens help set the tone of your dining space. Pair a nuetral-tone linen with a dark blue wall paint for an elegant finish.
Paint: Wythe Blue (HC-143) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
A geometric flat weave is more casual and youthful than a heavy Oriental or wool rug. Balance it out with a large piece of modern art framed in a simple white gallery frame. Finish with blue glass lamps or a pretty bowl to add sparkle and dimension.