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Blue Hues for a Coastal Look
Decorating with blue is perfect for summer and stylish all year long!
Written by Jickie Torres
Photography by Mark Tanner

If you like tailored and masculine, go navy for a traditional touch. This deepest of blues has a classic sophisticated edge that contrasts well with the whitewashed woodwork of a beach cottage look.

Cheerful, sunny and ready for summer, this dining room does blue right.

The jet-set combo of sky blue and grass green and yellow that designer Sally Bartz used in her dining room recalls the playful modern vibe of chic destinations like Palms Spring or Miami. Be sure to include plenty of geometric patterns and have fun with tropical motifs, such as pineapples and bamboo.