Design tastemakers are excited about a new hue this year—a serene blue with subtle green and gray undertones. It’s popping up in paints and home furnishings.
1. Side Piece
Inject some personality into a room with a pretty painted element. This curvy, antique-inspired two-drawer chest can be a handy bedside table or provide extra storage in a foyer. The Bombay small chest is 26 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 33 inches high and is $549 at Arhaus in Rockville (301-230-2973; arhaus.com).
2. Sweet Dreams
Super-soft stonewashed linens create a tranquil bedroom with a contemporary lived-in look. The Originel bed collection (in Ocean) includes a flat sheet ($295 to $335), fitted sheet ($265 to $310), duvet ($480 to $600) and single sham ($50 to $90), all at Yves Delorme in Bethesda (301-897-5009; usa.yvesdelorme.com).
3. New Neutral
Behr’s 2019 paint color of the year is Blueprint (S470-5), a midtone blue that is warmer than denim and softer than navy. Use it to create a calming bedroom or a stunning front door. Pick up a gallon of Premium Plus paint and primer for $24.98 at Home Depot in Bethesda (301-634-3726; homedepot.com).
4. Beautiful Blooms
Red and blue make a great design pair, as demonstrated by this fabric. Corneila, part of Thibaut’s Chestnut Hill collection, is a large-scale floral pattern that’s perfect for drapes, Roman shades or throw pillows. It is 100 percent linen, 54 inches wide and retails for $110 per yard through Yi’s Interiors in Rockville (301-770-3687; yisinterior.com).
5. French Twist
Farrow & Ball has launched several fresh paint colors for 2019, including De Nimes (No. 299), which was inspired by a fabric used to make work clothes in Nimes, France. It is elegant, yet down to earth, and adds sophistication to anything from a dining space to kitchen cabinets. A gallon of interior paint sells for $110 at the Farrow & Ball showroom in Friendship Heights
6. Mod Squad
Don’t be afraid of colorful pieces of furniture. This standout sofa makes a design statement with a sleek midcentury-modern style and tone-on-tone basket-weave upholstery. The Gia button-tufted sofa is 88½ inches long and priced at $1,999 at Crate & Barrel in Spring Valley in D.C. (202-364-6100; crateandbarrel.com).