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

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