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Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

Floral prints and container plants lend a dreamy air to a traditional bedroom saturated in deep blue. | Great Harbour (RL1931), Harbor Blues Lifestyle Palette, @Ralph Lauren Home Paint at The Home Depot

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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Subtle light plays off the geometric surface of an azure lighting pendant. | LED pendant lamp in blue, @IKEA USA PS 2012

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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A daring wall color commands attention while neutral hues keep contemporary furnishings low-key. | Peek-A-Boo Blue, @Valspar Reserve

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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Neutral cabinets look anything but when backed with a jewel-tone blue. | Lapis Enamel (E22-1), @Dutch Boy Paint

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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A lofty ceiling gets some extra attention with a single wall drenched in deep azure. | Lapis Enamel (E22-1), @Dutch Boy Paint

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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This softened hue makes a handsome backdrop to simple décor in a bedroom for growing kids. | Bright Cornflower Blue, @Glidden Paint

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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A colorful abstract painting—with a blue wall as an oversize frame—draws the focus in an otherwise-neutral living room. | Jay Blue SW 6797, @Sherwin-Williams

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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To add detail and interest to a bland home office, contrasting paints mimics the look of trim. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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White trim and knockout blue walls brighten up a formal, traditional dining room.

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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  • Stephanie Unruh

    My husband and I painted several rooms in our 100 year old American 4 square this exact color almost 9 years ago. Good to know we're still on trend! :)

Plaid throw pillows add playfulness to a so-serious, steeped blue couch. | EKTORP Sofa in Jonsboda blue, @IKEA USA

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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A tiered grouping of antique-style vases gets a blue boost from a denim-colored wall. | Washed Denim (RL1948), Harbor Blues Lifestyle Palette, @Ralph Lauren Paint at The Home Depot

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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A neutral bath gets a shot of color with a bright blue window casing and defining trim work. | Jay Blue SW 6797, @Sherwin-Williams

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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  • Heidi Herchelroath

    I like the idea- but this blue is the same color as painter's tape (which is what I thought the picture was pointing out). Perhaps a different color, like coral?

A garden fence gets attentive design details with a saturated blue orient. | Stiffkey Blue® No.281 Exterior Eggshell (orient), Breakfast Room Green® No.81 Exterior Eggshell (fence), @Farrow & Ball

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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A coffee table can take center stage in the living room when painted a cheery hue and topped with a fun pattern. (click through for how-to instructions) | Photo: James Worrell

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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A well-worn nautical nook goes patriotic with a deeper hue of blue. | Spinnaker (RL1927), Harbor Blues Lifestyle Palette, @Ralph Lauren Home Paint at The Home Depot

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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Ocean-blue glazed ceramic tiles have both a cooling and cozy-ing effect in this white, open-plan kitchen. | Photo: Eric Roth

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Richly saturated wall panels create a formal atmosphere and allow the white dining set to pop. | Classic Royal Blue, @Valspar Reserve

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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This wall paint was texturized to create a faux-fabric effect. Below the crisp white chair rail, @BEHR® Cornflower Blue is topped by a crisscross pattern of Mesmerize over Starless Night, evoking the warmth of your favorite jeans. Above it, @BEHR® Ashwood is topped by a one-way pattern in Ultra Pure White for a look that's closer to starched linen. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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The elements in a neutral room are drawn together with a pair of bright, mobile coffee tables. | Coffee table in dark turquoise, IKEA PS 2012 @IKEA USA

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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Bold blue carpet and walls make the perfect match to stark white trim and furniture in this refined living room. | Photo: Simon Whitmore/IPC Images

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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Late-summer evenings are improved by relaxing on a breezy porch with charming salvage shutters and a painted floor. | For a similar look, try: Liberty, @Valspar

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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Navy provides a dramatic surface for Art Deco-style gold stencils to pop from walls. | Hague Blue (wall), @Farrow & Ball | Bright Gold (stencil), @The Stencil Library

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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Vivid blue packs a bold punch in this home office area flooded with natural light. | Suzi Says Feng Shui, OPI Color Palette by @Clark+Kensington

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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A soaring ceiling and a colorful splash of blue on the walls draws the eye up from the dark cabinetry in this kitchen. | Blueberry (26-16), @Pratt & Lambert Paints

Color of the Month, August 2014: Bright Cobalt

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