I hope if you have any fever at all, it’s spring fever and maybe the itch to spruce up the home you are likely spending lots of time in. Today, we’ll consider a handful of Gorgeous Light Blue Grey Paint Colors for Calm Interiors. These quieter, sophisticated paint colors have earned accolades from happy home decorators as well as designers and are worth contemplating.
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6 Gorgeous Light Blue Grey Paint Colors for Calm Interiors
Raise your hand if you love a timeless blue grey color for interior walls or decor accents! I’m a raving fan.
Grey paint colors are still all the rage for many lovers of neutral calm palettes, and I previously blogged about designer favorite greys here.
Blue Grey Painted Shiplap in Mud Room
However, today, we will narrow in on beautiful chalky blue greys which can be tricky to get right. When too cool and blue, the color runs the risk of baby nursery blue, and too warm can read muddy green or taupe.
The homeowner’s favorite color was blue in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017 (above), and I’m a huge admirer of how the hue was repeated throughout the sophisticated and timeless interiors.
Soft Blue-Green-Gray on a Front Door
I recently blogged about a collaboration between Airstream and Pottery Barn, and much of the decor also features a soothing blue grey.
When I think of a perfect, soft, quiet, light blue gray paint color, a couple of my all-time favorite homes spring to mind, First, Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s Patina Farm.
They painted their steel framed doors and windows with a custom paint color similar to Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray.
While so many other modern farmhouse designs incorporate a more austere look of black painted steel, it was such a lovely calm color choice for interiors graced with peacefully hushed colors.
Second, Desiree Ashworth’s unforgettable custom French cottage with its Gustavian design details and soft blue-grey trim has such an ethereal, unique vibe.
So let’s start out with a beautiful chalky light blue grey similar to the custom color used at Patina Farm.
Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray 242
“This classic mid grey was originally created for a bespoke pavilion, but is also reminiscent of an elegant 18th century Swedish colour. One of the Architectural Neutrals, the subtle blue undertones of Pavilion Gray add a contemporary touch and sense of spaciousness.”
2. 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.”
3. 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.”
4. Benjamin Moore Silver Gray 2131-60
Benjamin Moore Silver Gray
“This color is part of Color Preview. A collection of bold, saturated colors that brings spaces to life for those looking to illuminate their world with pure, extraordinary color. A great complement to Classic Colors, Color Preview offers a collection of 1,232 hues that excite and inspire with pure, deep, clear colors that create striking combinations.”
5. Benjamin Moore Silver Lake 1598
Benjamin Moore Silver Lake 1598
“This color is part of the Classic Color Collection. Surround yourself with your color favorites. These timeless, elegant, Classic Colors guarantee beautiful, usable color all the time, every time. A collection of 1,680 inspired hues that consumers and professionals have enjoyed for years, the colors in this palette are as timeless as they are forward.”
6. Behr Light French Gray
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For me, Betsy Eby’s ethereal encaustic paintings come to mind when I consider the dreamiest of blue greys.
How does this color affect you? Do you decorate with it in your home?
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Peace to you right where you are.
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