9 Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Timeless Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim

So here’s the thing about choosing a quiet blue or grey-blue paint color: you really need to forget about those paint swatches with the word ‘blue’ in the name. Stick with the grey range to avoid ‘nursery baby blue’ factor and cloying blues that feel unsophisticated or give you a headache. 9 Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Timeless Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim will supply some paint color ideas to get you started on your quest and shopping for samples!

As real life renovators, we made over our ugly Arizona kitchen with no demo or dust with smart upgrades and swaps. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim!
Hello Lovely Studio – blue-grey paint color on cabinets is BEHR Classic Silver…certainly serene indeed. 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls and Furniture as well as Trim. Paint Color Inspiration Photos & Decorating Ideas In Case You Need the Perfect Blue Grey Color.

I shared the calm blue-grey color I used to paint the kitchen cabinets in the Arizona kitchen we gave a serene makeover, and today we’ll explore more possiblities for furniture, cabinets, walls, trim, and decor.

There is nothing like old, peeling, fading, vintage Frenchy looking blue-grey colors like we see on DreamyWhites’ glorious cupboard…

Weathered blue grey vintage wood cabinet with white towels inside. French canning jars decorate the top, and shiplap adorns the wall behind it. Dreamy Whites Atelier. #frenchfarmhouse #bluegry #shabbychic
Dreamy Whites Atelier…certainly dreamy indeed.

The quest to find the perfect blue-grey paint color for your project is not necessarily going to be quick and easy. In the last week or so, I have tried color after color on the walls of my little pass through, builders grade laundry room here at the fixer upper.

9 Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Timeless Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim

But first this!

I HAD TO SHARE THIS Timeless and Tranquil RENOVATED HOUSE TOUR WITH YOU because I know you will just melt and drift away from all the blissfulness…

Paint Color Tip

I can’t stress enough how important it is to try samples before buying a whole gallon. Home Depot ships them for FREE so I have included links throughout!!!

The amount of light in your room will affect how the paint color presents in a specific space. The Classic Silver in my Arizona kitchen with its intense yellow sunlight looks like a soft, blue-grey. Yet if I used this same color in my window-less laundry area in Chicagoland, it reads way too dark with very little blue undertones coming through.

As real life renovators, we made over our ugly Arizona kitchen with no demo or dust with smart upgrades and swaps. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim!
Hello Lovely Studio – BEHR Classic Silver painted kitchen cabinets…certainly serene indeed.

But you know what they say about failure, right?

1. RUST-OLEUM Aged Gray

Here’s a pretty gray to try for objects or furniture.

Rust-oleum aged gray chalk paint - Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Rust-oleum Aged Gray Interior Chalk Paint…certainly charming indeed.
Aged Gray Rustoleum chalk painted piano by Hello Charming Home. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Paint color: Rust-oleum Aged Gray – design: Hello Charming Home…certainly serene indeed. 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls and Furniture as well as Trim. Paint Color Inspiration Photos & Decorating Ideas In Case You Need the Perfect Blue Grey Color.
Before and After. Rustoleum Aged Gray chalk paint.
Aged Gray Chalk Paint by Rust-oleum…certainly transforming indeed.

2. BEHR Sterling

Behr Sterling interior paint color is a gorgeous quiet light grey with blue undertones. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Paint color: BEHR Sterling…certainly subtle and darling indeed.
Scripture from Psalm 143 on Hello Lovely Studio.

2. FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray 242

The maker says this classic shade of grey with subtle blue undertones is reminiscent of an elegant 18th century Swedish hue and adds “a sense of spaciousness.” I say, ‘come to mama, gorgeous.’

Pavilion Gray Farrow & Ball paint color. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey #greypaintcolors #graypaintcolors #paviliongray #farrowandballpaviliongray
Order a sample: FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray 242…certainly charming indeed.
Pavilion Gray No.242 - 100ml Sample Pot. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray…certainly understated indeed.
Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray in a beautifully designed space by Traumzuhause. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray – Photo/Design: Traumzuhause…certainly an atmospheric grey indeed.

When I imagine a just right, subdued, quiet, pale grey blue paint color for trim, Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s Patina Farm project springs to mind. Only trouble is they mixed a custom color for the project!

Patina Farm master bedroom by Giannetti Home is a study in European country elegance with California organic simplicity. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Custom light grey blue paint color on steel windows is similar to Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray…certainly atmospheric indeed. Design: Giannetti Home – Photo: Velvet and Linen…certainly lovely indeed.

Luckily, I read every single post blogged by Brooke during the construction of their home, and she shared that their custom trim color is similar to…yep…Pavilion Gray by Farrow & Ball!

Patina Farm master bedroom by Giannetti Home is a study in European country elegance with California organic simplicity. Photo: Velvet and Linen. #patinafarm #serenedecor #bedroomdecor #frenchfarmhouse
Design: Giannetti Home. – Photo: Velvet and Linen – 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls and Furniture as well as Trim. Paint Color Inspiration Photos & Decorating Ideas In Case You Need the Perfect Blue Grey Color.
Grey bedroom walls - Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey#paviliongray #farrowandballpaviliongray #graypaintcolors #bestgraypaint
Pavilion Gray by FARROW & BALL…certainly a sophisticated grey indeed.
Inspirational uote by N. R. Hart about the soul on Hello Lovely Studio.
Farmhouse kitchen with cabinets painted in Pavilion Gray estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray…certainly a classic grey paint color indeed.

3. BEHR Light French Gray

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Paint color: BEHR Light French Gray…certainly an uplifting grey indeed.
Come score ideas for 16 Amazing Serene Paint Colors Interior Designers Use for a Soothing Vibe.
BEHR Light French Gray – 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls and Furniture as well as Trim. Paint Color Inspiration Photos & Decorating Ideas In Case You Need the Perfect Blue Grey Color.

4. FARROW & BALL Blue Gray 91

Farrow & Ball Blue Gray 91. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Blue Gray 91 by FARROW & BALLfarrow and ball blue gray…certainly a French inspired grey indeed.

Farrow & Ball Blue Gray 91
“With its subtle mix of blue, green and black pigments, Blue Gray creates the most relaxed of rooms that feel as if they have always been there. It is a cooler, more weathered version of French Gray and has the same almost magical quality of gently shifting between blue and grey depending on the light and time of day.”

Blue Gray No.91 - 100ml Sample Pot. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Blue Gray…certainly an atmospheric grey color indeed.

Blue Gray by FARROW & BALL…look at those tranquil hued steps!

Farrow & Ball Blue Gray. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey#farrowandballbluegray #graypaintcolors #bestgraypaint
A Pinch of Style…FARROW & BALL Blue Gray…certainly a serene effect indeed.
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray 91 perfectly complements the tones in the slate. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey #farrowandballbluegray
Paint color: FAROW & BALL Blue Gray 88…Photo: Tone on Tone…certainly a charming entrance indeed.
Inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

5. FARROW & BALL Lamp Room Gray 88

Farrow and ball lamp room gray paint color. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Lamp Room Gray 88 by FARROW & BALL…certainly a traditional grey indeed.

Farrow & Ball Lamp Room Gray 88: “Our most traditional blue grey was originally created when a white room had been stained by the trimming of lamp wicks. Lamp Room Gray creates a softer more lived in finish than Pavilion Gray, while retaining a sense of timelessness. It is surprisingly strong when used in smaller rooms but softens in larger, well lit spaces.”

Interior with walls painted Farrow and Ball Lamp Room Gray. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
FARROW & BALL Lamp Room Gray via…certainly an atmospheric grey paint color indeed.
Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey #farrowandball #lamproomgray
Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Lamp Room Gray – Design/Photo: Richardson Interiors...certainly a sophisticated paint color indeed.
Inspirational quote about love on Hello Lovely Studio

6. BENJAMIN MOORE Silver Gray 2131-60

Silver Gray / BM 2131-60. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Silver Gray…certainly charming indeed.

Benjamin Moore Silver Gray

Wall Color is Silver Gray Benjamin Moore. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Silver Gray via – 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls and Furniture as well as Trim. Paint Color Inspiration Photos & Decorating Ideas In Case You Need the Perfect Blue Grey Color.

7. BENJAMIN MOORE Silver Lake 1598

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Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Silver Lake 1598

Benjamin Moore Silver Lake 1598

Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey #silverlake #benjaminmoore
White Buffalo – BENJAMIN MOORE Silver Lake…certainly an inspiring grey indeed.
Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey #bathroomdesign #silverlake #benjaminmoore
Silver Lake by BENJAMIN MOORE. Z Design…certainly a calming grey hue indeed.
Inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

8. BEHR Silver Screen

Here’s a pretty blue-grey with which I have experience, and I almost chose it for some cabinets I was painting. Unfortunately, the room had terrible light, and there were purple undertones I couldn’t live with. This would not be a problem at all with some warm yellow sunlight upon this hue!

BEHR Silver Screen color. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
BEHR Silver Screen – 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls and Furniture as well as Trim. Paint Color Inspiration Photos & Decorating Ideas In Case You Need the Perfect Blue Grey Color.
Silver Screen grey blue color from BEHR. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Paint color: BEHR Silver Screen…certainly calming indeed.

Sometimes it helps to see the same room painted in different shades of a similar color. In the room above, walls are painted BEHR Silver Screen, and in the same room below, the color is Silver Bullet.

They may look similar and they are, but when you expand the photos, you’ll see Silver Bullet has more depth and less blue.

9. BEHR Silver Bullet

Behr Silver Bullet paint color. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
Paint color: BEHR Silver Bullet – 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls and Furniture as well as Trim. Paint Color Inspiration Photos & Decorating Ideas In Case You Need the Perfect Blue Grey Color.
Behr Silver Bullet Paint color. Come discover 9 Timeless Grey-Blue Paint Color Ideas For Quiet, Sophisticated Greys for Walls, Furniture and Trim! #paintcolors #bluegrey
BEHR Silver Bullet…certainly serene indeed.

More Blue Grey Inspiration

Wallcoverings and custom blue-greys will inspire us too!

Luxurious light blue bedroom by Tristan Harstan in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
Walls are covered in a gorgeous blue grey grasscloth…certainly inspiring indeed. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles – Design: Tristan Harstan.

The homeowner’s favorite color was blue in 2017’s Southeastern Designer Showhouse, and while the walls in this bedroom are not painted, we can still be inspired the color story.

Inside a Swedish furniture-filled bedroom, inspired by Pauline de Rothschild, designed by Tristan Harstan for the Southeastern Showhouse.
Bedroom in 2017’s Southeastern Designer Showhouse with design by Tristan Harstan and photo by Emily Followill for Atlanta Homes.

Appealing Warm Gray Paint Colors

Here are some ideas for warm gray paint colors.

Warm gray paint color guide on Hello Lovely Studio.
See this post about great serene paint colors.

Silvery Blue Grey Wallcovering

Nuvolette Wallpaper - Formasetti.
Nuvolette Wallpaper, Anthropologie
Silvery blue grey butterfly Lepidoptera Wallpaper from Anthropologie.
Lepidoptera Wallpaper, Anthropologie

Beautiful White Paint Color Ideas

Ultimate Guide to Best White Paint Colors! #bestwhite #whitepaint #choosingwhite
Visit this story for a guide to designer favorite white paint colors.

Pretty Blue & Grey Things

Barlia Kimono
Barlia Kimono, Anthropologie

For more stories with paint color ideas, see: Choosing the Perfect White Paint Color and Best Serene Paint Colors.

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6 Comments

  1. Rose
    September 3, 2019 / 5:08 am

    Good morning Michele ~
    I just started following you and your story is amazing.

    I also love blues and these are some of my favorites.

    Wishing you an amazing day.
    Much love,
    Rose

    • Michele
      Author
      September 3, 2019 / 8:58 pm

      I’m so happy to meet you, Rose. I just love hearing from friends in blogland and welcome your thoughts and questions. Peace to you right where you are.

  2. September 3, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    These are beautiful grays. I’m drawn to the Farrow & Ball in the minimal bedroom. Great quotes too!!
    xo

    • Michele
      Author
      September 3, 2019 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks for playing along. 🙂 Happy short work week, friend. 🙂

  3. September 3, 2019 / 7:18 pm

    Love blue grays in paint and furniture. Use it in my personal home as well as my furniture line. I am especially fond of Sherwin-Williams silvermist paint. Just had my living room done. Love it.
    And, P.S. I voted for you. You are amazing and I have never figured out how you can publish so much content each day.

    • Michele
      Author
      September 3, 2019 / 8:50 pm

      I love hearing from you so much, Colleen. Hope you are well, my friend. I love your use of color in your collection. I need to get a sample of Silvermist because I’m sure it’s a keeper. Thank you for the vote. As far as how I have managed to blog every day for almost 2 years now – I think it is mainly grace but also that I’m a child of God with a made up mind! Hahahahaha. Hugs to Ascot. 🙂

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