Feeling daring? On the opposite side of the colour spectrum are statement making shades of deep blues, greens, and blacks. Our experts love these for their statement making power, but also for their timelessness
Farrow & Ball's 'Hague Blue' has an amazing depth of colour, and adds such richness to spaces," says McKay. For a sophisticated look, use it on walls, baseboards, and trim all in a matte finish. Or, opt for high-gloss to really bring our the shade's teal-green tones. Looking to bring similar pow to a piece of furniture? Robinson names Fusion Mineral Paint’s 'Midnight Blue' as her go-to. "This colour’s ability to bring drama while remaining classic makes it a regular in my rotation."
McQueen describes 'Hale Navy' by Benjamin Moore as "classic, bold, elegant, and fresh" — yes, that's right: Fresh. The dark blue-charcoal balances warm and cool equally, is dusty enough not to be overpowering, and works in both contemporary or traditional settings. Its counterpart in the green family is Benjamin Moore's 'Fatigue Green,' a rich, dark olive. Ruach says it's perfect in a dining room or bedroom, "creating a feeling of intimacy, calmness and sophistication."
For shades just this side of black, 'Soot' and 'Onyx,' both by Benjamin Moore, are sure bets as all-in accents. 'Soot' leans slightly lighter and cooler, described by Ocampo as "a beautiful moody charcoal," while 'Onyx' is darker and more neutral — "great on a front door, or as a bold backdrop for art on a gallery wall," suggests Doxey.