photography by (clockwise from bottom left): sourced from Bar Brosé Facebook (Bar Brosé); courtesy of Hotel Henriette (Hotel Henriette); courtesy Halcyon House (Halcyon House).
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.”
photography by Halcyon House
photography by (from top left): Jessica Antola (Hotel Bachaumont); courtesy of Bar Palladio Jaipur (Bar Palladio Jaipur).
photography by Jessica Antola (Hotel Bachaumont).
photography by (clockwise from bottom left): Grzywinski+Pons Architects/Instagram @mgrzywinski (Leman Locke); Amy Neunsinger, courtesy of Mark D. Sikes; Cecilia via Flickr (Casa da Música).
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Put these jams on repeat for the color-inspired soundtrack to your life.
“Blue” by Joni Mitchell
“Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis
“Blue Train” by John Coltrane
“Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin
“Blue Album” by Weezer
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