Drawing Room Blue
A classic Victorian blue.
Senior design editor Margot Austin is considering this deep hue for her weekend home in Tweed, Ontario. "I've been psyching myself up to paint the den in Farrow & Ball's Drawing Room Blue (253) for more than a year now," she admits. "This photo I took at the Hickory White showroom at the High Point Market sealed the decision. It's just the look I'm going for. I'll paint the entire room — trim, door and all — and maybe I'll start calling the den the drawing room." This jewel tone is a classic colour used in Victorian homes, so pair it with traditional furniture and tarnished antiques to complete the look.