Our Top 5 Shades of Blue

Looking for a little bit of blue to brighten your space? Whether it’s a bold shade of navy or an airy pastel, these tried-and-true favorites prove that blue’s versatility has something for everyone.

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Naval

Like the night sky, Naval’s depth creates a rich background for the colors of your home to unfold. Whether they’re minimalist or maximalist, this easy-to-use hue has a knack for tying everything together.

Salty Dog

Salty Dog’s aquatic shade is easy to get lost in thanks to a saturation that feels deep and bright at the same time. This attention-grabbing neutral pairs especially well with a crisp shade of white to create a classic color duo.

Smoky Blue

Just like the name implies, Smoky Blue features subtle gray undertones that lend this medium hue a hazy look. To keep this color feeling brighter, make sure to use it in a space with lots of natural light.

Stardew

If you’re looking for a hue that’s calm and serene, an airy shade of blue might be the answer. Stardew’s breezy energy fills the room with bluish-gray color that reminds you to slow down and enjoy the time you’re spending in a space.

Silvermist

Silvermist mixes blue with a little bit of gray and green for a trifecta that’s a true chameleon. Whether it’s other paint colors or a collection of accessories, this transitional shade makes it easier than ever to mix warm and cool tones together.

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  1. Two years ago I bought a 1970’s ranch that had not seen a paint brush or anything else for that matter. I painted the dark (very well made) kitchen cabinets an off-white to try to brighten the kitchen. I still have the original tile backsplash (white with the tiny gold flecks – I hear they are coming back in style lol). Thank goodness they are stacked instead of staggered. Also have the original countertops – white with a little graining in a pale green. Surprisingly they too are in good shape. Back to the cabinets – I’m thinking about re-painting for just a bit of color and Silvermist caught my eye. I have brushed stainless appliances, white farmhouse sink with brushed chrome fixtures. Flooring is medium oak – seems to go with everything. Walls are a shade darker than cabinets. Not opposed to painting them too. Have lots of other questions for the rest of the house but they will wait. Thank you!

    • Hello Jan, Silvermist SW 7621 is a beautiful color and will look great next to your oak flooring. Have you ever considered painting your kitchen cabinets in a two tone design? Think about painting just the bottom cabinets with Silvermist and then doing a soft white on the upper cabinets AND the walls. If you use a white color, like any of the options below, on the upper cabinets and walls, your kitchen will look bigger with a more cohesive palette. Take a look at these soft white options:

      White Duck SW 7010
      Whitetail SW 7103
      Futon SW 7101

      Sherwin-Williams
  2. My master bedroom is painted in Silvermist. I absolutely love it and have never got tired of it. Now, we are doing the master bath. Trying to figure out what color to put on the walls. Is there a lighter complementary color to silvermist or should I just do the same color? I don’t really want to go darker.
    TIA

    • Hi Gwen, Silvermist SW 7621 is a beautiful color so we can see why you would love it. If you want some lighter options check out Moorstone SW 9630 and Sea Salt SW 6204; either of these would be a beautiful complement to Silvermist.

      Sherwin-Williams
  3. We are thinking of Silvermist for an exterior house color, paired with a warm white for trim, and possibly another accent color as well. Thinking of White Duck, Shoji, or Alabaster for trim…are these (or any other colors) ones that may pair well? Thank you.

    • Hi Kari, stick with either Alabaster SW 7008 or Pure White SW 7005 for your trim. Those two whites do not have any muddy undertones and either of which would complement Silvermist beautifully.

      Sherwin-Williams

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