Shades of blue gray paint are totally on trend and shown to increase a home’s resale value. Isn’t that crazy? Read on to see some of my favorite blue gray paint colors for 2020!
I know what you’re thinking – what on earth is blue gray paint? Well, when I say blue gray paint I mean a color that is a blue with strong gray undertones, or conversely, a color that looks gray on the color swatch but actually has a strong blue undertone.
These “blue gray paints” are some of my favorite colors to work with, especially when trying to create a modern coastal feel.
I like to stick with the ones that are closer to gray with a blue undertone, as they are a more neutral canvas for me to work with. The colors that are a stronger blue tone work wonderfully above white wainscoting, as a kitchen island color or even as a door or cabinet color.
Benjamin Moore – Santorini Blue
Santorini Blue is a color I’ve loved for years but have yet to use in my own home. It’s one of those colors that looks amazing paired with crisp white wainscoting. This is a paint color that’s definitely a blue, but with a gray undertone.
Benjamin Moore – Water’s Edge
Decidedly more blue with just enough gray to tone it down, Water’s is a fun pop of color in this otherwise neutral entryway.
Benjamin Moore – Nimbus Gray
Nimbus Gray is one of those colors that completely changes color based on the time of the day and lighting in your home. Sometimes it’s blatantly blue and at other times it’s a moody gray.
Benjamin Moore – Summer Showers
The name alone is so pretty, right? This is a very soothing paint color for a bedroom or bathroom but would work equally well for a cabinet door or island.
Benjamin Moore – Boothbay Gray
I’ve had this image pinned to one of my Pinterest boards for several months and it really makes me want to paint all my doors and add brass hardware. Boothbay Gray leans closer to gray but with the softness of blue. It’s very pretty and feminine and works wonderfully as a wall color, too.
Benjamin Moore – Smoke
These Smoke painted cabinets are another image that I’ve been drawn to for a while now. When I saw this laundry room reveal from Jillian Harris, I immediately wanted to paint my cabinets the same color. I haven’t yet, but I might do very soon!
Sherwin Williams – Silver Strand
Silver Strand is a great choice when you want to keep things fairly neutral on your walls. It’s a beautiful light gray with a blue undertone that really pops against white and lots of greenery. It feels very clean and fresh.
Benjamin Moore – Gentle Gray
Proof that blue-gray colors are not just for bedrooms and bathrooms. To truly create a soft, casual coastal feel in your home, flow a soft blue-gray like Benjamin Moore’s Gentle Gray throughout the main floor.
Blue Gray entryway via HomeBunch
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Benjamin Moore – Gray Wisp
Sherwin Williams – Serious Gray
One of my all-time favorite chameleon colors, sometimes Serious Gray looks like a dark gray, sometimes it’s very blue. I adore how it changes depending on the time of day and space that it’s in. I’ve used it in multiple spaces in my home, from this door to my bathroom and even the backs of my living room built-ins. It’s moody and dramatic and so pretty!
Behr – Light French Gray
Behr’s Light French Gray (not to be confused with the Sherwin Williams color of the same name) is another beautiful blue-gray color. I originally chose it for our master bedroom when we moved into our house several years ago, but had to switch it out for a less “blue” color. I definitely recommend using it in a room that gets warmer light to stop it feeling overly blue and cold.
Behr – Reflecting Pool
We’ve used Reflecting Pool several times now. When I hear “blue/gray paint” this one immediately springs to mind. It’s a very light color that definitely looks pale gray in some lights and almost baby blue in other light. It’s very soft and calm, perfect for a bathroom or nursery. We even used it in our basement and kids’ playroom.
Benjamin Moore – Arctic Gray
Sherwin Williams – Morning Fog
Sherwin Williams – Krypton
There’s so many stunning shades of blue-gray to choose from, isn’t there? Which one is your favorite?
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I hope I’ve provided some inspiration for your future paint projects today! These blue gray paint shades are the perfect way to add a cool neutral, spa-like feeling to any room in your home.
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