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!
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…
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!
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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.
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.
2. BEHR Sterling
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.’
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!
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!
3. BEHR Light French Gray
4. FARROW & BALL Blue Gray 91
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 by FARROW & BALL…look at those tranquil hued steps!
5. FARROW & BALL Lamp Room Gray 88
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.”
6. BENJAMIN MOORE Silver Gray 2131-60
Benjamin Moore Silver Gray
7. BENJAMIN MOORE Silver Lake 1598
Benjamin Moore Silver Lake 1598
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!
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
More Blue Grey Inspiration
Wallcoverings and custom blue-greys will inspire us too!
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.
Appealing Warm Gray Paint Colors
Here are some ideas for warm gray paint colors.
Silvery Blue Grey Wallcovering
Beautiful White Paint Color Ideas
Pretty Blue & Grey Things
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