Blue paint is a beautiful thing. It has the ability to make a room feel relaxing and expansive, or moody and dramatic.
There are many different shades of blue to choose from. The undertones in blue paint can include gray, purple, red and green (and more!).
Because the are all so gorgeous, it can be hard to choose the right blue paint color! Ranging from lightest to darkest, hopefully, this list of the best blue paint colors from Sherwin Williams will help narrow your search for the perfect shade.
Top Ten Blue Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams
Best Pale Blue Paint Color – Glimmer
Glimmer (SW 6476) is a very light blue paint color that will look almost white on your walls.
Glimmer is the lightest blue on this list, with a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of 78. This means that it will make a room appear bright and cheery.
In a well lit room, Glimmer will appear more white. When paired with white accents, this shade will take on more blue tones.
This pastel blue is perfect for a nursery, bathroom, or could even be used as a main color for the home.
Best Teal Blue Paint Color – Waterfall
Waterfall (SW 6750) is a pretty pale blue with green undertones. It is a crisp, clean color that will make a room feel bright and cheery.
With an LRV of 71, it is one of the lightest blue paint colors on this list, though tends toward a bright color choice.
While a bit too vivid to be the main choice of paint color for a home, Waterfall would go well in a bathroom or living area, or even on a front door.
If you’re looking for a teal with a little more punch to it, Aqueduct (SW6758) is also a great choice.
Best Pale Blue Paint Color – Atmospheric
Atmospheric (SW6505) is a pale blue that is just a tiny bit bright. It is a light color, with an (LRV) of 67.
This color’s name gives a bit of insight into the shade of blue. Atmospheric is blue like the sky on a clear day.
Because it is a cool color, it will make your rooms feel larger, and will bring about a feeling of serenity.
Atmospheric would go well in a bedroom, living room or bathroom. Additionally, it is a good blue paint choice for a home with farmhouse or colonial style.
Best Baby Blue Paint Color – Icelandic
Icelandic (SW6526) is a pretty pale blue with just a touch of purple undertones. It is reminiscent of the classic baby blue shade that has adorned nurseries and infant boy clothing for decades.
As the name implies, Icelandic reminds you of the blue in an iceberg – pale and icy. As such, Icelandic is a cool color.
With an LRV of 67, it has the same depth and light reflectance value as Atmospheric, but is not as bright.
Icelandic is a great choice for a nursery, bathroom, or even a dining room with beautiful crisp white wainscoting.
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Best Coastal Blue Paint Color – Tradewind
Tradewind (SW 6218) is a gorgeous blue paint color with gray undertones and a touch of green in it. While Sherwin Williams actually classified Tradewind as a neutral, it is definitely blue.
It has an LRV of 61, making it slightly darker than the previous shades mentioned. It is still considered a light color though.
Due to its popularity in homes on the coast, Tradewind is featured on my list of Best Coastal Paint Colors.
Tradewind would go nicely with white or wood trim, and will invoke a sense of calmness.
Because it is technically a neutral, it is a great choice for almost any room in your home.
Best Green Blue Paint Color – Rainwashed
Rainwashed (SW 6211) is a beautiful blue paint color that has a lot of green undertones.
Rainwashed has an LRV of 59, so while it is a light color, it has slightly more depth than some of the blues on the list.
This shade of blue is reminiscent of a cool spring rain. It is light and fresh, with just a dash of moodiness.
Featured as an alternative on my whole house color scheme, Rainwashed is a beautiful choice for a bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen.
Best Periwinkle Blue Paint Color
Celestial (SW 6808) is a quintessential periwinkle shade, with strong blue and purple leanings.
With its purple undertones, this blue shade almost leans towards a warm color.
Having an LRV of 44, Celestial is given a rating of medium. This means that it will make a room feel a little bit darker than if a lighter shade were used on the walls.
Celestial is a good choice for a room that you want to have a bit of an impact.
Best Gray Blue Paint Color – Morning Fog
Morning Fog (SW 6255) is a blue paint color that leans heavily towards gray. At first glance, it will appear gray. However, when placed next to a true gray, Morning Fog will show its blue tones.
With an LRV of 42, Morning Fog has a medium rated light reflectance value. It will be much darker on the walls than the previously listed shades of blue.
Morning Fog is a bit of a versatile color, looking gray in a dimly lit room, or blue in a well lit room. In addition, pairing it with blue accents will make it take on a gray shade, while pairing it with gray accents will make it look blue.
This color is a particularly popular shade of blue/gray, and is listed as one of Sherwin Williams’ best selling paint colors.
Morning Fog will look best in a bedroom, living room, or entryway. As with many of the blues on this list, white trim will make this color stand out even more.
Best Victorian Blue Paint Color
Peacock Plume (SW 0020) is a gorgeous blue paint color that is suggestive of the shades used during the Victorian period.
This rich blue has an LRV of 27, making it a dark color for your walls. Despite having a low LRV, Peacock Plume has a bit of brightness to it.
With undertones of green, this color looks almost teal.
Peacock Plume is a good color for a room where you want the walls to make a statement.
Best Navy Blue Paint Color – Naval
Naval (SW 6244) is a dark blue paint color with just a hint of purple undertones. As the name implies, it is dark like a Navy uniform.
This dramatic color will make a bold statement on your walls. In a dimly lit room, Naval will make the space feel smaller. But in a well lit room, with lots of white trim, this striking color will feel confident and poised.
Naval has an LRV of 4, putting it firmly in the dark rating by Sherwin Williams, and by far the darkest color on this list.
It was named Sherwin Williams’ 2020 Color of the Year.
Naval would be a good choice for a library, office, or formal dining room.
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Final Thoughts on the Best Blue Paint Colors
Sherwin Williams has a lot of really gorgeous blue paint colors to choose from.
Hopefully this list narrowed down the options so you can choose a shade that is just perfect in your home!
Blue is considered by many as the best color for a bedroom. Check out this link for other great wall colors for a bedroom.
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White and turquoise bathroom in attic features an antique chandelier hung over a freestanding pedestal tub which pairs with a floor mount tub filler atop turquoise plank floors painted Sherwin Williams Tidewater.House Beautiful
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Emily Henderson - Beautiful bathroom features shower with turquoise mosaic tile shower floor, rain shower head and white shower curtain.Country Living
Turquoise bathroom features a silver claw foot tub accented with an oval shower rail and a vintage exposed plumbing shower kit finished with a turquoise shower curtain.Maine Home and Design
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Of course picking the right shade of turquoise is another story. Since it’s already a bold color choice (for us), we didn’t want to go too bright with it. We also didn’t want it to be too minty or too blue. Okay, we may have gone a little nuts when trying to chose the color with quite a few paint samples, and then we even mixed some of those colors together in search of the perfect shade. Eight paint patches on the wall, that’s normal right?
Now, it would probably be helpful if I could remember what each of these colors are, but these pictures were taken a while ago (there’s been more nursery progress than I’ve let on) and sadly I have no idea which color is which. But fear not! I still have the sample paints so I painted them on a piece of white paper so I’d be able to share which color is which. Whew.
We decided that the first three color choices were all very similar and were all too light and minty colored (this much I do remember.) So that left us with the Sherwin Williams choices. Tame Teal was a little bluer and Aquatint was a little greener than we wanted, so after much back and forth we decided that Waterfall by Sherwin Williams was just right.
We went with the Waterfall color in the Sherwin Williams Emerald line of paints because they are no-VOC. We also chose a satin finish because we figured kids are messy and we’d want something more wipeable than a flat paint, but still not super shiny. Luckily, Sherwin Williams was having a sale when we bought the paints because they are on the pricey side.
Before tackling the walls, we painted the ceiling with Sherwin Williams HGTV Home line of paints. The previous owner had painted the ceiling an off-white color, but we prefer the look of a crisp white ceiling. We went with the HGTV line for the ceilings because it is a less expensive option, but is still zero VOC.
Here’s a progress shot of the room after the ceiling was done and we started cutting in with the turquoise paint. Sorry for the iPhone pics, but after working on the room, this pregnant lady didn’t have the energy to get the real camera (stairs + pregnant lady = lots of huffing and puffing!)
And now for the room after one coat of paint:
Aaaand, the finished walls. Sorry to only show a few corners of the room, but I didn’t take any pics of the walls while the room was empty and there’s some furniture in there now, which I’m keeping under wraps for the time being, mwahaha! Plus, I think seeing the color next to white doors gives a better idea of the shade (because between my camera and individual monitor settings, there’s bound to be some differences between the photo and the color in real life.)
And now for a shot of the baby’s big brother guarding the room, gotta protect those baby shower goodies!
I really like the quality of Sherwin Williams paints, the walls had a very nice finish after 2 coats of paint. However, I was hoping the no-VOC paint would mean it wouldn’t be smelly at all, but there was still a slight smell from the paint. The smell was less than a regular paint would leave behind, but since this is a baby’s room we still did a considerable amount of airing out the room with the windows open and a fan going to get the paint fumes out.
I’m also really happy with how the paint color turned out. At first I was worried we went too bright or bold, but once we got some furniture in the room it looked just right. I’ll be back soon with an update on the furniture!
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Despite her plumpness, she was very attractive, had the grace and flexibility of a cat, and huge green eyes completed this cool look. The evening was great, a sea of dances, songs, jokes. We laughed, played different games and calmed down only by one in the morning. They assigned me a place in a small room on the floor (there was no furniture yet).
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Sergei changed his face again, became so serious.
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We, too, all went into the living room helping to bring the guests in their suitcases. After a little snack and a couple of glasses of wine, we sorted out the gifts and souvenirs brought from Uncle Andrey and lay down on the sofas. Listening to stories of how life is there in Europe.