“Navy is classic, and it goes with everything,” D.C. designer Zoe Feldman says. “It adds warmth in a room and gives depth to walls. And you can have fun with it, too.” Pair dark blue with white or red for a crisp, traditional look, or marry it with magenta or chartreuse for something unexpected. Navy can be considered a masculine color, but mixing it with certain shades, such as pink, purple or teal, can bring out its feminine side, Feldman says.
Paint walls navy in entry spaces, dining rooms or libraries with a high-gloss finish and keep the trim light, says D.C. designer Zoe Feldman. Some of her favorite paints are Hale Navy, Midnight Navy, Admiral Blue and Starry Night Blue by Benjamin Moore, and Drawing Room Blue and Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball. Ricci Shryock Buy Photo