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10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ Favorite Blue Paints for Anywhere in the House

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10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ Favorite Blue Paints for Anywhere in the House

March 13, 2018

Looking to add some blue around the house? We asked a few experts in the Remodelista Architect & Designer Directory for their favorite blue (and green-blue) paints for kitchen cabinets, walls, and anywhere that needs a bit of subtle color. Here are their picks:

the selection of blues, from bright to moody to barely blue. 17
Above: The selection of blues, from bright to moody to barely blue.
on the super subtle end of the scale, meg joannides of mlk studio considers far 18
Above: On the super-subtle end of the scale, Meg Joannides of MLK Studio considers Farrow & Ball’s Skylight a favorite.
lauren geremia of geremia design chooses farrow & ball’s teresa& 19
Above: Lauren Geremia of Geremia Design chooses Farrow & Ball’s Teresa’s Green for a lighter blue with a greenish cast. (It “owes its freshness to a rich blue base and its warmth to soft green undertones,” the company says.)
 \2michaels likes farrow & ball’s parma gray, which they descri 20
Above: 2Michaels likes Farrow & Ball’s Parma Gray, which they describe as an “airy, watery blue that has undercurrent of gray.”
 nickey kehoe tends to choose kimono by portola paints & glazes for ki 21
Above: Nickey Kehoe tends to choose Kimono by Portola Paints & Glazes for kitchen cabinets.
 kriste michelini counts benjamin moore’s new york state of mi 22
Above: Kriste Michelini counts Benjamin Moore’s New York State of Mind among her top picks of blues for interiors.
 michael howells, of howells architecture and design, picks farrow & b 23
Above: Michael Howells, of Howells Architecture and Design, picks Farrow & Ball’s Drawing Room Blue for blue kitchen cabinets.
 jon call of mr. call designs chooses farrow & ball’s stiffkey  24
Above: Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs chooses Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue when, he says, “I want to use navy, but I don’t want it to look like a crayon color. It’s the perfect blue with a slight gray undertone to round the color out a bit.”

 when looking for darker shades of blue, lauren geremia of geremia design& 25
Above: When looking for darker shades of blue, Lauren Geremia of Geremia Design picks Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue.
 amy a. alper turns to benjamin moore’s charlotte slate (also known 26
Above: Amy A. Alper turns to Benjamin Moore’s Charlotte Slate (also known as Providence Blue) when she wants to incorporate a blue tone.
 ellen hamilton, from hamilton design associates, loves c\2’s eiger 27
Above: Ellen Hamilton, from Hamilton Design Associates, loves C2’s Eiger, which she describes as “a knockout.”
 medium plenty tends to go for benjamin moore’s gentleman&#8\2\ 28
Above: Medium Plenty tends to go for Benjamin Moore’s Gentleman’s Gray. “It’s a deep rich blue that we think has presence,” they say.
lindsay crozier of brooklyn based made also turns to benjamin moore’s we 29
Above: Lindsay Crozier of Brooklyn-based Made also turns to Benjamin Moore’s Westcott Navy—so dark it appears almost black here—in the kitchen.
For more architects’ paint picks of varying hues, see:

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose kitchen cabinetry and hardware in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Cabinets & Hardware.

N.B.; This story originally ran on March 13, 2018 and has been updated with new links and product info.

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