Ever wonder why we book it to the beach when life gets hectic? The sunshine and umbrella drinks are nice perks, but it’s the azure hue of the sea and sky that instantly relaxes a frenzied mind. Bonus: Blues are also associated with trustworthiness, dependability and security, so you’re likely to feel anything but the blues in a cerulean kitchen.
Strokes of genius: Use deep cobalt tones in small doses (the island cabinetry), and brush a gentle, icy blue on the walls to keep the space bright.
The color: Behr Pale Sky (560A-1)