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Blue Notes: 15 Glimpses of Sapphire, Sky, and Cerulean All Over

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Blue Notes: 15 Glimpses of Sapphire, Sky, and Cerulean All Over

April 29, 2024

Like sitting near a window and catching a glimpse of sky, adding blue to interiors can be calming or energizing, depending on the shade. And you needn’t paint the whole room: Just a bit of the hue on the inside of a cabinet or on old mismatched chairs will do. Here, 15 sightings for inspiration:

blue makes an appearance in a most unexpected spot in kitchen of the week: a tw 17
Above: Blue makes an appearance in a most unexpected spot in Kitchen of the Week: A Two-Toned Design in Denmark.
an idea borrowed from grecian architecture: azure window trim. photograph  18
Above: An idea borrowed from Grecian architecture: azure window trim. Photograph by Yiorgos Kordakis, styling by Ioli Chiotini, courtesy of Kapsimalis Architects, as seen in “A New Perception of Space and Identity”: A Villa Remodel on the Isle of Sikinos.
a gathering of thonet chairs were given a bright coat of paint (save for the le 19
Above: A gathering of Thonet chairs were given a bright coat of paint (save for the legs) in Kitchen of the Week: A Seventies-Era Overhaul in Australia. Photography by Caitlin Mills, courtesy of Lisa Breeze.
an yves klein esque blue couch makes a statement in an otherwise neutral apartm 20
Above: An Yves Klein-esque blue couch makes a statement in an otherwise neutral apartment. Read more at In Paris, a Grand Apartment Gets an Update for a Modern Family; photograph by Hervé Goluza, courtesy of Camille Hermand Architectures.
the palest of blue headboards, as seen at uva do monte: undone chic on the port 21
Above: The palest of blue headboards, as seen at Uva do Monte: Undone Chic on the Portuguese Coast.
painted trim (and tables and chairs) suddenly makes a standard kitchen feel sur 22
Above: Painted trim (and tables and chairs) suddenly makes a standard kitchen feel surrealist. Photograph courtesy of SAMF Architects from A Surrealist Farmhouse Kitchen in Portugal.
perhaps even a bright blue bin? this one is from an old favorite post: domestic 23
Above: Perhaps even a bright blue bin? This one is from an old favorite post: Domestic Science: Colorful Waste Bins from Authentics in Germany.
ditto in this yard house wc by jonathan tuckey. photograph via the modern house 24
Above: Ditto in this Yard House WC by Jonathan Tuckey. Photograph via The Modern House, as seen in Water Colors: 10 Favorite Bathrooms with Retro Colored Fixtures.
a blue bath&#8\230;. photograph by paul massey, courtesy of howe, from  25
Above: A blue bath…. Photograph by Paul Massey, courtesy of Howe, from ‘Mamma Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse.
&#8\230;and an eye catching blue balustrade. photograph by french + tye, co 26
Above: …and an eye-catching blue balustrade. Photograph by French + Tye, courtesy of Studio Ben Allen, from A London Victorian Terrace House Recast in Living Color.
an unexpected blue faucet in an otherwise pink bath, as seen in blue streak: a  27
Above: An unexpected blue faucet in an otherwise pink bath, as seen in Blue Streak: A Redone Bushwick Townhouse in an Yves Klein-Esque Hue. Photograph by Brian Ferry.
perhaps a pale blue countertop? photograph courtesy of reform, from kitchen of  28
Above: Perhaps a pale blue countertop? Photograph courtesy of Reform, from Kitchen of the Week: Pale Pink Minimalism on the Coast of Denmark.
an indigo cloth&#8\230;. photograph by iñigo aragon, courtesy of casa  29
Above: An indigo cloth…. Photograph by Iñigo Aragon, courtesy of Casa Josephine Studio.
&#8\230;and blue ceilings (and floors) in casa josephine: a design couple&# 30
Above: …and blue ceilings (and floors) in Casa Josephine: A Design Couple’s Country House and B&B in Rioja, Spain. Photograph by Ricard Labougle, courtesy of Casa Josephine Studio.
blue turned on its head. see more in gesa hansen’s country style: the sc 31
Above: Blue turned on its head. See more in Gesa Hansen’s Country Style: The Scandinavian-German Designer’s Family Quarters Outside of Paris. Photograph by Nathalie Mohadjer, courtesy of Gesa Hansen.

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