Color of the Month, February 2014: Placid Blue
Take inspiration from these 26 cool interiors and see how Pantone's pale blue hue can freshen up your own rooms
Pantone, the world authority on color, featured Placid Blue in its Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report. They say the soothing shade "induces a sense of peaceful calmness." We at This Old House are on the same page. The mood-mellowing tone appears in some of our favorite home remodels as decorative accents, washed walls, and architectural details. Here are cool examples of the icy blue to help you create calming interior (and some exterior) looks in your home.
Coordinated blue and white bedding and furniture pair well with the cool blue walls and awning-style windows that open to allow fresh breezes.
This furniture-like sink console features a baby blue finish and mirrored doors for an Old Hollywood-style glamour feel.
A soft blue wall sets off bright white cabinets and tiles to give this bathroom a clean, fresh feel.
Pale sky-blue walls set off the traditional curves and profiles of the white pedestal sinks, beadboard wainscoting, and crown-molding-topped medicine cabinet to create this Victorian-era style bathroom.
Lining closet walls with light blue is a cheerful way to brighten an otherwise small, dark space.
This boys' bunk mixes sky blue with beadboard, navy stripes, and marine-inspired wall fixtures for a nautical theme.
Anchored with a dark hardwood floor and brightened by a large sun-filled window, the walls and ceiling of this bath look like a crisp sky.
A pale blue painted arch crowns a toilet alcove and creates more room for the bathroom necessity.
Powdery blue vintage-inspired tile wraps the walls of a graceful master bath addition.
Soft blue keeps the 1950s charm alive in this kitchen, while serving as a streamlined counterpart to sleek hardware and modern appliances.
Bright kitchen cabinets serve as the go-between for a generous kitchen island and soaring cathedral ceilings.
Cream cabinets envelop light blue cabinet doors and drawers for a crisp, bright kitchen.