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The new moody blues of home decor
The new moody blues of home decor

A longtime preppy and beach house standard, nautical navy blue has returned in a huge way, with interior designers splashing it on walls in New York dining rooms and Palm Springs decorator show house bathrooms. For those who'd rather forgo painting and wallpaper, a host of designers are offering moody blue furnishings that add texture to rooms, referencing California denim and the deep indigo of the Japanese shibori folding and dyeing technique. "Dark blue can have the same strong graphic quality of black but is more accessible," says Sara Ossana, co-founder of O&G Studio, a workshop that offers updated American Windsor furniture in sky- and azimuth-blue wood stains. A...

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