My Favourite Blue Paint Colors
Thanks for checking out my blog! Today I wanted to share with you some of my favourite blue paint colors. I could probably blog about the color blue on a monthly basis (but I won't 😊) as I keeping finding another favourite blue. When doing consultations, blue continues to be a favourite color choice whether it's for walls, doors, exteriors etc. - and I'm right there with you loving blue! Blue is a timeless and sophisticated addition to any space - when you are looking for a calming and relaxing color blue naturally comes to mind.
As I generally do my consultations with Sherwin Williams
colors - those are the ones I will be sharing with you today. My favourite blues are more mid to darker toned blue and some of them have a healthy amount of gray in them. Scroll through for just a few of my favourites and hopefully they won't leave you feeling blue.💙
Debonair SW 9139
Debonair has an LRV of of 34 (just a reminder LRV refers to Light Reflective Value, the higher the more light it reflects back into the room). With an LRV of 34 Debonair would be more of a mid to darker tone paint color. Debonair has a healthy amount of gray, so it's a very livable blue, and has slight green undertone. I mention undertone only so you know it's there but depending on your lighting, both natural and interior you may or may not even notice it. Which reminds me 😊, I want to do a blog soon on interior lighting as it can have such a big impact on how your colors look on the wall.
Uncertain Gray SW 6234
As the name says Uncertain Gray is a gray paint color but because it has such a strong blue undertone, once you paint a larger surface it will read probably as a blue paint color. Helpful tip *if you are looking for a blue paint color go to the gray section of the paint chips and choose a gray with a blue undertone for a very livable blue. Uncertain Gray has an LRV of 43 so it would be considered a mid tone color.
Slate Tile SW 7624
Slate Tile is a beautiful blue paint color with a green undertone and a healthy amount of gray in it as well. I'm going to digress here for a minute 😏 to talk about undertone. You may often hear that gray being an undertone when in fact it's not - there are only four undertones - yellow, blue, green and red. Slate Tile has an LRV of 15 so this would be considered a darker color.
Waterloo SW 9141
Waterloo is quickly becoming a new favourite dark blue paint color for me. It also has a VERY slight green undertone and an LRV of 13 so again is a darker color. My client below was brave enough to use this color throughout her whole bedroom and she is over the moon with the new look.
If you have a favourite blue paint color let me know in the comments. If you would like help choosing new paint colors for your home - check out my online consultations, I'd love to hear from you!
Have a Colorful Day!