Blue is a color that is both traditional and modern, calming and energetic, and cheery and moody. Blue works equally as well in an enormous great room as it does a powder room. Blue also complements a wide range of colors, metals and wood tones. It’s a true classic color that will always be in style. However, selecting the right shades for your home can feel daunting with the seemingly endless hues of blue.
Benjamin Moore Lily White
If you’re looking for one of the palest blues you can find, Benjamin Moore Lily White will do the job. It’s so light that it can also be considered white. Lily White is soft, subtle and can read white with cool blue undertones or an ultra-pale blue, depending on the lighting.
Where to use it: In a spacious, light-filled room, such as a great room.
Benjamin Moore Beacon Gray
This shade is a blend of pale blue and warm gray. Benjamin Moore Beacon Gray is a calming color that is neutral enough to pair well with varying wood tones, metallics and a wide span of colors.
Where to use it: To create a serene vibe in a primary or guest bedroom.
Sherwin Williams Atmospheric
This tropical blue has mint green undertones and gives seaside vibes. Sherwin Williams Atmospheric is a shade considered a haint blue, which are pale, blue-green colors used on porch ceilings. Depending on the light, it can read seafoam green or baby blue.
Where to use it: Replicate a serene sky on the ceiling of a wrap-around porch.
Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge
For an icy blue that mimics a clear sky, Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge is a blue-gray that feels like you brought the sky inside.
Where to use it: A room filled with windows to create an indoor-outdoor effect.
Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue
For an Old World blue, Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue is a timeless shade of blue that brings depth to both traditional and contemporary spaces.
Where to use it: In a bedroom or a study.
Sherwin Williams Pool House
If deeper shades of blue draw you in but you’re not willing to commit to a dark navy, Sherwin Williams Pool House is a medium blue that can read as classic or modern. This cool shade of blue pairs well with crisp white trim.
Where to use it: On the exterior of a home.
Benjamin Moore Hamilton Blue
As part of Benjamin Moore’s Historic Collection, Benjamin Moore Hamilton Blue is a timeless, deep blue. This sophisticated shade pairs beautifully with neutral colors. Saturating your walls with Hamilton Blue from the baseboards to the ceiling will make an elegant statement.
Where to use it: This historical shade of blue is perfect for a library, office or study.
Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
This deeply saturated shade of navy blue is a timeless classic reminiscent of seaside traditions. While the saturation can vary based on different lighting, it’s a true, rich navy blue
Where to use it: In a smaller space, such as a powder room or a bedroom with a classic design scheme.
Farrow & Ball Hague Blue
While Farrow & Ball Hague Blue is a classic navy, it has deep green undertones that pair beautifully with warm tones such as orange, coral or brass. It’s a rich, sophisticated navy that can act as a neutral because of its versatility.
Where to use it: On kitchen cabinets for a stunning, saturated kitchen.
While the shades of blue paint can seem endless, narrowing down the atmosphere you want to create and the feeling you want the room to evoke will help you narrow it down. So whether you select a bright and breezy pale blue or a deep and moody navy, blue belongs in every home.