DEEP BLUES are the New Gray!

Yes, it’s true! For all the reasons we’ve loved the polished gray palette…and ALSO for all the reasons it’s feeling a bit sleepy now,  Deep blues are the New Gray! One of 4 colors chosen for 2019 at  Milan Design Week  earlier this year, deep blues can be incorporated almost seamlessly into any room.

Clean and elegant, grays are timeless and comforting, great for decorating or staging. Also, pretty much everything looked good with gray. But just like everything else we get used to, the ‘a-h-h-h’s turn to ‘a-w-w-w’s, and we crave change.

Deep Blues are a big refresh, and an easy transition…but they need to be blues of substance, blues with character. Trust your Westchester County design advocate! No watery green-blues, no wheeee! tropical blues. Powder, pastel, electric or gray blues won’t do it either.  Here are some favorites to get you going!

Sherwin WIlliams 6811 Honorable Blue







It’s the deep, rich, nuanced, unambiguous, saturated blues that are the new gray. Strong, solid and reassuring blues. Blues with a certainty, blues with a commanding presence .  Deep blues that calm and invigorate, that are both fresh and storied.

Valspar #4011-9 Spirit BlueBenjamin Moore 2067-20 Starry Night Blue

 Sherwin WIlliams 9176 Dress Blues





Used to create strong contrast with whatever else is in the room, it goes with just about any other color: against white trim, be bold on the walls….or bold AND unexpected on the ceiling!

Valspar #4009-9 Honorable Blue

CLark & Kensington #1018 Saphire

Benjamin Moore 2067-10 Midnight Navy







With neutral walls or carpet, consider it for a sofa, sprinkle it throughout the room via art or lamps. Mix it with lime, orange or deep teal pillows to anchor that mid-century modern LR.

Selling or updating your Westchester County home?  The Refreshed Home suggests going into a deep blue for a fresh direction, and very photogenic results!