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Industry experts explain how to use the blue of summer skies and seas.

KEEP COOL

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BONTON MATT EMULSION, £41 FOR 2.5L, SANDERSON

​If you long for the perfect sunny day or love time at the beach with wide, open skies, paint walls with Bonton. This soothing, uplifting shade looks great in bedrooms and bathrooms. Combine with taupe and mint for a modern look.
REBECCA CRAIG, SANDERSON 

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LA SOURCE BLEUE EMULSION, £36 FOR 2.5L, COLOUR MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY
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​Friendly and soft, La Source Bleue adds freshness to a kitchen and always looks smart with whites or off-whites. Use it in a room with plenty of light because it’s a positive colour. For a modern feeling and practical elegance, try a mid-sheen finish.
SIMON MARCH, COLOUR MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY 

SUMMER BREEZE

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SEA URCHIN 4 MATT EMULSION, £24.49 FOR 2.5L, DULUX MIXLAB

​Sea Urchin 4 combines the tranquillity of green with a calm blue that never feels cold. A receding colour, blue makes a small room appear larger so I’d use it in a smaller bedroom or study where you need to think and dream.
MARIANNE SHILLINGFORD,DULUX 

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A DAY BY THE SEA MATT EMULSION, £35.50 FOR 2.5L, FIRED EARTH

​The beautiful, breezy blue of A Day By The Sea brings carefree trips to the beach to mind. This versatile, easy-to-live-with shade works well with a coastal inspired palette of driftwood browns, shell-like creams and marram grass greens. ROB WHITAKER, FIRED EARTH 

​ENDLESS SKIES

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PACIFIC HEIGHTS MATT EMULSION, £41.63 FOR 5L,ECOS ORGANIC PAINTS

Suggested by the inky blue-violet San Francisco sky, Pacific Heights makes you want to drink in clean air. Fantastic with whites, creams and red accents, it also looks great with vibrant throws and glows against the glint of copper and candlelight.
IAN WEST, ECOS 
ORGANIC PAINTS 

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SKY BLUE 103, £38 FOR 2.5L, ABSOLUTE MATT EMULSION, LITTLE GREENE

​Expansive and freeing, Sky Blue 103 is reminiscent of early morning summer skies – full of optimism and without the harshness of midday blues. Use in a palette of barely-there pinks, like Pink Slip or Milk Thistle, to bring a breath of fresh air.
DAVID MOTTERSHEAD, LITTLE GREENE 

​INTO THE DEEP

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ST GILES BLUE ESTATE EMULSION, £39.50 FOR 2.5L, FARROW & BALL

​Offering a muted take on the trend for neon accents, St Giles Blue contains black pigment, making it versatile and ideal for rooms to unwind in. Team with bold colours such as Arsenic and Charlotte’s Locks for a Mediterranean feel.
JOSEPHINE RANCE, FARROW & BALL 

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MINSK ALTERIOR MATT, £36.50 FOR 2.5L, EICÓ PAINTS

​Minsk looks good in south-facing rooms without losing its vibrancy, and brightens a north-facing space. Team with earthy shades, deep creams,beiges and pink blush hues to warm it up or, for a dramatic look, add dark blue accents.

 
[Source:- HB]