Calm gray + blue bedroom: 'Swiss Coffee' by Benjamin Moore, a photo by xJavierx on Flickr.
Designer Eric Cohler combined cool blue and pale gray in this Park Avenue bedroom, where walls are painted Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee, one of the company's most popular gray paints. Curtains and shade are Dandelion from Q Collection; Greek key trim from Samuel & Sons. Silk carpet by Royalton. Silver Eggs floor lamps by Barbara Cosgrove.
Asked if he thinks blue can be too cold for interior design, Cohler said, "Not necessarily. The client wanted the room to have a sense of calm. And at what I call the "violet hour," which is my favorite time, at the end of the day, the light comes into the apartment from the west and the room is aglow."
Photo by Roger Davies, House Beautiful, June 2010.