Your Walls Need: The Color Swamp

One of our favorite house tour alums, , who also happens to be the former Creative Director for Domino magazine, was first to convert us to the washed-out wall color trend. Costello introduced us to a custom blue-green paint that coats her library walls--a hue she herself coined Swamp. "It's the most perfect color ever," she told us at the time, and judging from the numerous variations on the theme we've seen since, we're inclined to believe it. Riffs on this mix really are popping up everywhere we look, including on the cover of the new September issue of . And while the shade sometimes skews robin's egg blue, and other times the minty side of sea foam, it always exudes an aquatic quality. We polled a few of our favorite designers for their favorite versions of the trend.
jeff "While many light blues can run the risk of looking juvenile, this barely blue shade is quite sophisticated." - Jeff Andrews
rum "It's an unexpected and delightful mix of blue and green." Woodson & Rummerfield
ken "This color will change throughout the day, shifting from blue to green depending on the weather." - Ken Fulk
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Ralph Lauren "Sanctuary" #RLVM273-VM, from $15,    Sherwin Williams "Moody Blue" #SW 6221, price upon request,  Sherwin Williams "Leapfrog" #SW 6431, price upon request,
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 Pratt & Lambert "Pearl White" #2244, price upon request,  Sherwin Williams "Hazel" #SW 6471, price upon request,  C2 "Inuvik Ice" #C2-5067, price upon request,
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