Grey Blue Paint Colors: Ideas for a Tranquil Mood

Grey Blue Paint Colors: Ideas for a Tranquil Mood brings decorating and color inspiration as well as shopping resources for admirers of this hue. You already know that after white, BLUE is my favorite! Whether used as a backdrop for walls or introduced as an accent, blue-grey often imparts a tranquil, atmospheric, and calm mood. Today, we’ll consider the range of possibilities then imagine an interpretation of breezy blue for a bedroom. Think un-fussy, sophisticated and gentle but “less precious.” Cheerful coastal interiors have their place, but a chalkier, more Belgian-flavored grey blue will occupy the spotlight today.

Grey Blue Paint Color Ideas for a Tranquil Mood

Blue-greys can often lend classic style as this kitchen demonstrates.

I’m not certain the blue gray walls in the bath below are the painted the same hue as the kitchen cabinets (above) since lighting and exposure issues may be at work.

Aren’t the gold toned sconces lovely with this hue?

Modern farmhouse bathroom with gorgeous custom rustic wood vanity, rectangle fireclay farm vessel sink, wall mount faucet, shilap backsplash, and moody blue grey walls. Julie Howard for Timber Trains Homes (Western Springs, IL). Photo by Stoffer Photography Interiors #bathroomdesign #modernfarmhouse #bluegrey
Julie Howard/Timber Trails Homes; Photo: Stoffer Photography Interiors

When Ali Cayne’s kitchen was viral on the internet years ago, I recall Sherwin-Williams Gibraltar was often the suggestion for getting the look.

Amazing grey blue pained Shaker cabinets in a NY townhouse kitchen with open shelves, subway tile, brass hardware, and black Lacanche range. Ali Cayne of Haven Kitchen. #graykitchen #greyblue #kitchendesign #openshelves #lacanche #subwaytile #graycabinets #brasshardware
Ali Cayne (Harvest Kitchen) via McGee and Co
Sherwin Williams Gibraltar - a lovely deep and dark grey blue for a sophisticated paint color. #gibraltar #swgibraltar #greyblue #paintcolors

Blue Grey Paint Colors from Behr

Here’s a great place to start if you need suggestions to sample but aren’t sure how dramatic you plan to go.

Blue Grey paint color ideas from Behr Paints - on Hello Lovely Studio. #bluegrey #bluegray #paintcolors #graypaintcolors
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Farrow & Ball Manor House Gray No. 265

If the first image of the monochromatic Plain English kitchen dazzled you, here are a couple of paint colors you may fancy sampling: FARROW & BALL Manor House Gray No. 265 and BEHR Gotham Gray.

Farrow & Ball Manor House Gray paint color. #graypaintcolors #paintcolors #farrowandball
FARROW & BALL Manor House Gray No. 265 – buy a sample HERE

Did you know you can score sample pots of pricey Farrow & Ball paints at Anthropologie? Yep. Click the image above to go to buying info.

BEHR Gotham Gray paint color for a moody, atmospheric, serene grey wall color. #greypaint #paintcolors #graypaintcolors
BEHR Gotham Gray

While they may not be an exact match, both have that atmospheric moody and chalky flavor you may be after.

Gorgeous and serene blue grey monochromatic English country kitchen by Plain English with bespoke cabinetry and luxurious black range. #englishcountry #kitchendesign #greykitchen #bluegray #bluegrey
Plain English

Grey-Blue-Green Paint Ideas

If you love blue grey colors with green undertones, here is a quartet of contenders to give a whirl.

Blue Green Gray paint colors from Behr to inspire your interior design ideas for walls. Whether you love teal, aqua, grey-blue or atmospheric moody greens, try these! #behrpaintcolors #bluegreen #bluegray #graygreen #paintcolors
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Behr Charcoal Blue

If you like more blue in your blue grey paint color, here’s a possibility that is still in that sophisticated, chalky, Euro-inspired range.

The stunning bar area below has a smart monochromatic look, and those grilles enhance the look dramatically.

Gorgeous blue grey painted custom wet bar with subway tile and decorative inset grills in cabinet doors. Design: AGK Design Studio; Builder: @themeterco. #wetbar #bluegrey #customcabinetry #cabinetgrills
AGK Design Studio; Photo: Ryan Garvin; Grills: Van Dyke’s Kent Design decorative grilles.

Atmospheric & Serene Light Grey Idea

This mud room takes my breath away, and while I am not certain of the color the designer chose for it, I have an intelligent guess…

Lovely serene light grey blue mud room with custom built ins, octagon window, shiplap, and Dutch door. Design by AGK Design Studio; Builder: The Meter Co. #mudroom #interiordesign #bluegreypaint #dutchdoor #octagonwindow
AGK Design Studio; Photo: Ryan Garvin

It seems reminiscent of Sherwin Williams Gray Screen – so do pin if you care to save it for future reference.

Light Grey Paint Color Idea

Sherwin Williams Gray Screen light grey paint color. #sherwinwilliamsgrayscreen #grayscreen #paintcolors #lightgrey

For a a lighter version which reads like a white, try BENJAMIN MOORE Classic Gray which I have used often.

Coastal style bunk room with built-ins and blue accents is a delightful design by Tom Scheerer, photo by Francesco Lagnese. Elle Decor.
Interior Design by Tom Scheerer – Photo by Francesco Lagnese – Source: Elle Decor

Grey Blue Breezy Bedroom Ideas

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This bedroom caught my eye (photo: Wayfair) and strikes me as one which would make sense in a variety of different home styles, from coastal to French Country to Rustic Modern Farmhouse.

Breezy bedroom design: get the look - Hello Lovely Studio. #bedroomdecor #bedroomdesign #interiordesign #bedrooms #bedroomfurniture

Get the look with these resources!

1. Bedroom Furniture: Dressers & Nightstands

2. Accessories for the Dresser

Ya know, sometimes it is about what is in the vase, and sometimes it’s the vase! If you have access like I do to fresh and free branches from outdoors, then rustic recycled glass receptacles are a perfect companion.

What’s on my own dresser? A vintage (and pleasingly tarnished) round silver tray holding Diptyque candles, heart-shaped tumbled stones from Israel, and old skeleton keys.

3. Lamps for the Bedroom

4. Curtain Ideas

5. Blue Grey Paint Color Suggestion

BEHR MARQUEE 8 oz. #MQ5-21 Radiant Silver One-Coat Hide Matte ...
BEHR Radiant Silver

6. Beds to Consider

Jake Upholstered Bed with Metal Legs
Jake Upholstered Bed, Pottery Barn
Toulouse Wood Bed
Toulouse Wood Bed, Pottery Barn

7. Lovely Bedding Ideas

8. Area Rugs

Take a Tour On the Other Side of “Breezy”

Treat yourself to this amazing tour of Richard Shapiro’s home in LA – it is exquisite, and the art collection will have you swooning.

Find more bedroom inspiration and chambray blue finds RIGHT HERE.

Peace to you right where you are.


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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool


  1. Mumbai
    May 5, 2020 / 10:00 am

    so many beautiful colors, hard to decide…prefer the Jungle green or Smoky Blue for kitchen.

    • Michele
      May 5, 2020 / 12:33 pm

      They feel so fresh and life giving to me, and I think they often get overlooked in kitchens where we traditionally tend to think about ‘appetizing’ hues more than colors we simply feel good being in. As kitchens have become living spaces, we need to stay open to the range of possibilities. Thanks for reading!

  2. Connie
    May 5, 2020 / 11:14 am

    I never felt I could do “blueish” colors well but now I’m being drawn more to them. Great inspiration photos and color suggestions!

    BTW…love the recycled bubble glass ideas. To get that similar look for free, yes free!, ask a bar or restaurant to save their empty Patron tequila bottles. They’re beautiful pale green bubbled glass, come in various sizes and have a fun large round cork which is quite decorative in its own right. They make wonderful displays alone, grouped together and especially for putting simple wild flower arrangements in. 🙂

    • Michele
      May 5, 2020 / 12:31 pm

      That is an awesome tip, Connie!!! I will look into those empty bottles – what a fun way to recycle! There’s just something magical about bubble glass or bubble anything for that matter. 🙂

  3. May 6, 2020 / 7:07 am

    You out did yourself…in love❤️ with this post; although I truly love them all!…..

    • Michele
      May 6, 2020 / 8:13 pm

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this one – I love hearing from you and am so grateful for your time. xox

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