I love this formal entryway (designed by Turner Davis Interiors). My favorite part is the unexpected blue ceiling-- it provides an interesting injection of color into an otherwise neutral space. The trim is also stunning.
Want to try this at home? Here are some nice cool blues that I've had great experience with...
Benjamin Moore "Iceberg"
Sherwin Williams "Topsail" SW6217
Farrow & Ball "Borrowed Light"
(which is much lighter and calmer than this sample suggests)
Martha Stewart "Salt Glaze"
(my sister used this color on the ceiling of her nursery... it's very subtle and perfectly bright)