10 Designer Bedrooms That Show Off Farrow & Ball’s The Hague Blue Paint Color
Read McKendree for Elizabeth Cooper Design
Alright, so you’ve decided to paint your walls blue – that’s a great first step, but now it’s time to choose a shade from a sea of blues. If you want something bold and dark, allow us to introduce you to a favorite from the creators of Farrow & Ball: Hague Blue. With deep green undertones, this shade of blue is a special combination of unique and versatile, moody and soothing, and fresh and familiar. As a designer Margaret Naeve says, it’s “one of my favorite colors for adding intrigue to a room. Blue immediately defines a space and creates a sense of depth and drama. It would pair beautifully with a collection of rare objects belonging to a daring owner, who, a bit like [their] house, would never be described as boring!” And as a designer Charlotte Barnes points out, “It looks great flat or lacquered, it’s timeless, and who doesn’t love blue?” Check out 10 beautiful designer bedrooms that showcase Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue paint color to inspire your own interior design projects.
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“My clients love the colors, patterns and finishing details,” says Michael Maher, who designed this house. The pantry, located between the kitchen and dining area, combines the three with glossy cabinetry and millwork painted in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue, and a mahogany countertop is trimmed with brass bands and fitted with a sink in copper.
In this New York apartment, whose interior was designed by Elizabeth Cooper brought a bit of zen to the bedroom with a blue and white color scheme. Something bright and shiny might be too energizing and playful for a city bedroom, so Hague Blue was just what the designer ordered.
Use it to connect parts
“When I design a room, I always consider the space next to it.” Ashley Whittaker recount Beautiful house. “What are the contrasts? What are the continuities, what more do I want to see? In this case, the living room’s rich blue walls were inspired by the wallpaper in the adjacent living room, specifically the bird’s feathers. While you might not notice the details upfront, “they bring harmony to the space,” she explains.
Contrast with bold accents
Crisp white paint isn’t the only option in a home gym. In fact, sometimes a deep, moody tone enhances the feeling of intimacy and just makes the space feel cooler. Here, design office Sunny Circle Studio used Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue, hung abstract art and incorporated decorative seating.
Hague Blue is also beautiful on the outside! “I needed something to liven up the elegance of this 1930s Hollywood Regency home, so I painted the front door this midnight blue,” says the designer Elizabeth Dinkel. “In the glossy finish, it catches the light, bringing out the vibrancy of the color. It looks rich and makes a statement. And it sets off decorative hardware beautifully,” she adds.
Contrast with warmer tones
To complement the restored wood accents in this Boston colonial revival, Cecile Casagrande opted for the blue of the Hague. The deep, rich color provides just a hint of contrast.
“Nothing matches but everything works,” says Charlotte Barnes. She opted for Hague Blue because it’s surprisingly versatile and flattering with a variety of accent colors.
In Devin Kirk’s Chicago apartment, color and pattern rule, even in the smallest of the most spacious. This is true in the wet bar area of the pantry, where the blue hague walls meld the fun tropical-inspired fabric and wallpaper.
A home office or media room is the perfect space to use Hague Blue, as darker tones instantly make a room cozier, but it’s not as expected as a neutral like dark gray. This Jeanette Whitson-designed bedroom takes that cozy factor up a notch with a tented ceiling.
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