Channel the ocean and pull a bevy of blues into your room: Select deep, vivid ocean hues and soft, grayish ones (not too teal!). Brush blue head to toe in the bathroom—after all, this is where water belongs! You’ll need more restraint in the kitchen, but “if you do a white cabinet, you can do more color on the backsplash,” Thompson assures. Think about cobalt subway tile, a glass mosaic or multihued Turkish tile in ornate shapes.
The color: Behr Madras Blue (560D-4)
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