Read McKendree for Elizabeth Cooper Design
Okay, so you’ve decided to paint your walls blue – it’s a good first step, but now it’s time to choose a shade from a sea of blue tones. If you want something bold and dark, let us introduce you to a designer favorite Farrow & Ball: Hague Blue. With deep green undertones, this shade of blue is a special combination of unique and versatile, evocative and calming, and fresh and familiar. As a designer Margaret Naeve says it’s “one of my favorite colors to add intrigue to a room. The blue instantly defines a space and creates a sense of depth and drama. It would go beautifully with a collection of rare objects belonging to a brave owner who, similar to [their] Home, you would never call boring!” And as a designer Charlotte Barnes emphasizes: “It looks great flat or painted, it’s timeless, and who doesn’t love blue?” Discover 10 beautiful designer rooms ahead of time, featuring Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue color to inspire your own home decorating projects.
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“My customers love colors, patterns and finishing details,” she says Michael Maherwho designed this house. The pantry, located between the kitchen and dining room, combines all three with gleaming cabinets and woodwork finished in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue, and a mahogany countertop is adorned with brass bands and fitted with a copper sink.
In this New York City apartment, the interior was designed by Elizabeth Cooper brought a little Zen into the bedroom with a blue and white color scheme. Something splashy and bright might be too evocative and playful for a bedroom in the city, so Hague Blue was just what the designer ordered.
Use it to connect rooms
“When I design a room, I always think about the room next door.” Ashley Whittaker told house beautiful. “What are the contrasts? What are the continuities, what do I want to see more of?” In this case, the living room’s rich blue walls were inspired by the wallpaper of the adjoining living room, specifically the bird’s feathers. Though you might not notice the details right away, “they add harmony to the space,” she explains.
Contrast with fancy accents
Designed by Michael Aiddus, this bathroom has a fun coastal feel while hinting at a more edgy and formal vibe. The Hague Blue Walls perfectly balance the black parts.
Hague Blue also looks beautiful outdoors! “I needed something that would bring to life the elegance of this 1930s Hollywood Regency home, so I painted the front door this midnight blue,” says the designer Elizabeth Dinkel. “It catches the light in the high-gloss finish, which brings out the vibrancy of the colour. It looks rich and makes a statement. And it showcases the decorative hardware beautifully,” she adds.
Contrast with warmer tones
To complement the restored wood accents in this Boston colonial revival, Cecilia Casagrande opted for Hague Blue. The deep, rich color brings just a hint of contrast.
“Nothing fits together, but everything works,” says Charlotte Barnes. She chose Hague Blue because it’s surprisingly versatile and flattering with a variety of accent colors.
In Devin Kirk’s Chicago apartment, color and pattern reign supreme, even in the smallest spaces. This goes for the pantry’s wet bar area, where Hague Blue walls ground the fun, tropical-inspired fabrics and wallpaper.
A home study or media room is the perfect place to use Hague Blue as the darker tones instantly make a room feel cozier, but it’s not a neutral like dark gray as you might expect. Designed by Jeanette Whitson, this room brings that cozy factor up to par with a tented ceiling.
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