Navy is a versatile blue hue in that it acts as a neutral. Similar to how you can pair a shirt of any color with dark denim jeans, paint a full or partial accent wall navy blue and you can work in almost any other color. However, for a sophisticated, tranquil bedroom, such as the one pictured here, pair navy with lighter shades of grayish blue; perhaps in an office?
Designer Palette Darryl Carter, a decorator known for his spare, tailored interiors, has collaborated with Benjamin Moore for his first line of paints. The collection of 24 subtle colors encompasses such calming shades as, from top, Pinecrest Gray, Bayard Blue, and Dalton Blue. A gallon of the self-priming paint costs $66, and a quart is available for $24. 800-672-4686; benjaminmoore.com