From the deepest indigo to the palest patch of sky, blue truly conjures every emotion on the spectrum. “For decorating, it is especially useful because it has so much range,” explains interior designer Mark D. Sikes
, who is known for using blue to great effect.
“Some tones are more formal; a robin’s egg blue or a china blue can dress up a room, while others, like navy, are more casual.” At the recently opened Halcyon House
, on Australia’s eastern coast, interior designer Anna Spiro
made blue the property’s signature color.
“I used a number of shades throughout the hotel, similar to the layered blues one would find if the ocean were a color palette—navy, turquoise, and aqua in the guest rooms, as well as bold cobalt and azure in the bathroom tiling,” she says. “The combination is extremely calming and refreshing.”