As interior designer and color whiz Erin Iba of Iba Design Associates sees it, “moody blues are the perfect backdrop—they envelop a room and have a grounding effect.” Here, the interior designer shares five blue hues she considers worthy of a “greatest hits” album.

Photo by Paul Miller

1. Vermont Slate
2. Bella Blue
3. Providence Blue
4. Hale Navy
5. Province Blue