Grey Blue Paint Colors: How to Create a Tranquil Slate Mood brings decorating and color inspiration as well as shopping resources for admirers of this moody mid-grey 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 colors often impart a tranquil, atmospheric, and calm mood. Today, we’ll consider the range of possibilities then imagine an interpretation 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.
The French have an intelligence about chalky blue-greys that surpasses all others! Did you see the inspiring post about this new book yet? Find it HERE.
Grey Blue Paint Colors: How to Create a Tranquil Slate 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?
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.
When You Like Your Gray Taupe-y
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.
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.
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.
While they may not be an exact match, both have that atmospheric moody and chalky flavor you may be after.
Grey-Blue-Green Paint Ideas
If you love blue grey colors with green undertones, here is a quartet of contenders to give a whirl.
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.
Bonus Alternative: 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…
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
For a a lighter version which reads like a white, try BENJAMIN MOORE Classic Gray which I have used often.
Grey Blue Breezy Bedroom Ideas
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This bedroom caught my eye (photo below: 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.
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.
3. Lamps for the Bedroom
4. Curtain Ideas
5. Blue Grey Paint Color Suggestion
6. Beds to Consider
7. Lovely Bedding Ideas
8. Area Rugs
Experience the Color With a Smaller Gesture
If you’re not sure about living with an expanse of blue-gray, how about trying a color out on an object or a door?
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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