Blue Mood: 9 Creative Ways to Use Color

Glimpsed from the outside, it becomes clear how an internal corridor flows through both structures at an uncommon angle.

“We wanted something lively for the house, something spectacular but not vulgar,” the resident says of the blue hue of his modest 1,690-square-foot seaside Canadian retreat. Montreal firm YH2 settled on a cerulean shade inspired by the sea, the sky, and child’s chalk.

Photo by Matthew Monteith.