What are the Most Relaxing Blue Paint Colors?

I’ll never tire of exploring beautiful blue paint colors and specifically, the most relaxing blue paint colors! Why? They’re so utterly timeless and play so well with white. So we’ll take a closer look at calming blues, inspiring interiors with blue, and even decor and wallpaper.

Farrow & Ball Light Blue painted cabinetry in a stunning traditional kitchen in the Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017.
Farrow & Ball Light Blue painted cabinetry in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017- Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

Beautiful & Calming Blue Paint Color Ideas

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Benjamin Moore SMOKE 2122

Let’s start with that gorgeous blue you see on the infographic above at top left. Smoke (Benjamin Moore) is a soothing and timeless blue that is perfect for cabinets, new or…

Blue dresser painted Smoke (Benjamin Moore) - @bayberrymoon. #bluepaintcolors #smoke
@bayberrymoonBM Smoke blue paint color on a vintage dresser.

old! Look at how beautiful SMOKE is on this bathroom vanity:

Benjamin Moore Smoke paint color on a lovely light blue bathroom vanity cabinet - Jennifer Beaudry Design. #benjaminmooresmoke #bluepaintcolors #calmpaintcolors
Paint color: Benjamin Moore SMOKE @jenniferbeaudrydesign

While I don’t know the exact beautiful floor tile in the bath above, here’s a beautiful ice blue tile that is more affordable than you might imagine!

With a porcelain tile like the one above, you could even opt for the darker charcoal color for cabinets.

A laundry room can be a great place to play with color even if the balance of the interiors are more neutral. I’m seriously considering this gorgeous blue for my own laundry cabinets:

Smoke (Benjamin Moore) blue paint color on laundry room cabinets - @bayle_home. #smoke #bluepaintcolors
Smoke (Benjamin Moore) – @bayley_home

Another way to live with a relaxing blue paint color? Start with the inside of a built-in or bookshelves.

Benjamin Moore Smoke paint color inside book shelves - @thecarolinechateau. #benjaminmooresmoke #bluepaintcolors
Paint color: Benjamin Moore SMOKE – @thecarolinechateau

Curious about Benjamin Moore’s bestselling relaxing paint colors including three light blues? Let’s start with Silver Mist:

Benjamin Moore SILVER MIST

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I love how designer Brit Jones used Silver Mist in a laundry room:

Silvermist paint color on cabinets in a lovely French country laundry room mud room by Brit Jones Design. #laundryroom #frenchcountry #brickflooring #herringbone #bluegrey #silvermist #paintcolors
Benjamin Moore Silver Mist

Isn’t it a restful blue?

Benjamin Moore Silver Mist paint color is a gorgeous, soft pastel blue perfect for romantic interiors. #benjaminmoore #silvermist #paintcolors #lightblue #interiordesign
BENJAMIN MOORE Silver Mist 1619

Here’s another part of the space:

Silvermist paint color on cabinets in a lovely French country laundry room mud room by Brit Jones Design. #laundryroom #frenchcountry #brickflooring #herringbone #bluegrey #silvermist #paintcolors

If you like Silver Mist but want a slightly more subtle version, consider Benjamin Moore Summer Shower.

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Sometimes when you’re after the perfect calm blue paint, you need to direct your attention to the gray range of paint swatches.

Sherwin-Williams Uncertain Gray

Here’s an example of a gray-blue paint color that you may perceive as blue:

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Uncertain Gray paint color.
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Uncertain Gray

You can see how these front doors appear blue, and of course, natural light is going to influence the color’s undertones.

Extra White (Sherwin Williams) paint on house exterior with SW Uncertain Gray on doors and trim - ChrissyMarieBlog. #extrawhite #paintcolors #exteriorcolors
ChrissyMarieBlogSherwin Williams Extra White on siding as well as Uncertain Gray on doors

Uncertain Gray looks beautiful on trim in this pantry by Brit Jones:

French country butler pantry, coffee room, or scullery with trim and shelves painted Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray. Brit Jones Design.
Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry; Relaxing Blue Paint Colors as well as Wallpaper, Decor and Mood Boards to Consider!

Benjamin Moore YARMOUTH BLUE

When you begin reviewing blue paint colors online that fall within the same range (or standing under fluorescent lighting at the paint counter!), they can begin to all look the same!

But trust. Once you have samples in front of you and begin to try them side by side, you’ll notice things you simply couldn’t before.

Yarmouth Blue Benjamin Moore blue paint color (HC-150)
Yarmouth Blue (Benjamin Moore)

Isn’t this a very chill kinda blue?

Yarmouth Blue (Benjamin Moore) on bedroom walls in a design by Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence. #yarmouthblue #paintcolors #bluepaintcolors
Yarmouth Blue/Design and Photo: Sherry Hart
Yarmouth Blue (Benjamin Moore) on bedroom walls in a design by Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence. #yarmouthblue #paintcolors #bluepaintcolors
Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue/Design: Sherry Hart

I’m sharing a lot of timeless tranquil inspiration so you might want to grab your favorite caffeinated beverage or…

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Farrow & Ball LULWORTH BLUE No. 89

Sometimes you’ll need a relaxing blue that is less grey. For example, if you’re after an effect like this:

Charming French country vignette with white bicycle, French market basket of flowers, bright blue shutters, and a crisp white house exterior. Romantic indeed! Come be inspired by more French farmhouse design inspiration from Vivi et Margot on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #bicycle #frenchbasket #shutters #marketbasket #romanticdecor #frenchcountry
Vivi et Margot – Relaxing Blue Paint Colors as well as Wallpaper, Decor and Mood Boards to Consider!

It’s not subtle or light, but this mid-blue called Lulworth Blue feels fresh and pretty.

This is a color I used for the kids’ bedrooms in several of our homes, and we never got bored with it.

Benjamin Moore QUIET MOMENTS

If you’re a fan of green-blues and aquas, bet you’ll admire Quiet Moments.

Need a pale blue paint color idea? Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments is a winner - come see on Hello Lovely. #paintcolors #lighblue #quietmoments
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Quiet blues like this are just so perfect for bathrooms:

Light blue bathroom vanity painted Quiet Moments (Benjamin Moore) - @evalarocqueinteriors. #quietmoments #paintcolors #vanity #bluebathroom
Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments – Eva Larocque Interiors

But it’s equally charming on a door!

Quiet Moments (BM) paint color on a kitchen glass door - Rachel Parcell. #lightblue #bluegrey #paintcolors
Quiet Moments (BM) on a kitchen door – Rach Parcell

Breathtaking!

FARROW & BALL Light Blue

Another green-blue you might want to try? Light Blue by Farrow & Ball.

Stunning built-in blue painted shelves with lace creamware plates and banquette. #diningroom #traditionalstyle #buffalocheck #lightblue #interiordesign #banquette
2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse

Though the color appears rather blue-grey in these photos, when I have worked with it, the green undertones mean business. So definitely sample, sample, sample!

Light Blue (Farrow & Ball) painted built-ins and trim in a lovely breakfast room in designer showhouse 2017 - design by Lauren DeLoach. #lightblue #farrowandball #holbornlantern #lightbluepaintcolors
Light Blue (Farrow & Ball) – Lantern Pendant: FIND HERE – Design: Lauren Deloach/Photo: Sherry Hart.

You can see the blue-green quality of this color a little more in this detailed shot (above) since the contrast with the grey check upholstery is more obvious close-up.

How gorgeous is Light Blue in this office area!?!

Family desk area in home office with custom millwork painted Farrow & Ball Light Blue - Oak Design Project. #homeoffice #interiordesign #paintcolors #farrowandball #lightblue
Paint color idea: Farrow & Ball Light Blue Oak Design Project

Don’t we all need a workspace like that!?!

Atlanta Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017 kitchen with Farrow & Ball Light Blue cabinets and brass hardware. #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #lightbluecabinets
Oh that gilded mini chandelier with the Farrow & Ball Light Blue!
Atlas of the Heart Brené Brown quote about empathy, courage, boundaries and emotion on Hello Lovely Studio. #brenebrownquotes

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Rainwashed

Similar to F&B Light Blue, Rainwashed is a timeless pale fantasy of a blue!

Luxurious and classic light blue and white bedroom in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Atlanta Homes.
SW Rainwashed – Photo: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

I’m dreaming of a ceiling where this pretty color could be brushed on.

Rainwashed (Sherwin Williams) light blue paint color swatch. #rainwashed #lightblue #paintcolors #bluegreen
Paint color: SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Rainwashed 6211…hello lovely indeed

I mean why should porch ceilings in the South have all the fun?

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Rainwashed on ceiling of Southern Living Showcase mud room. Photo: The Decorologist.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Rainwashed on ceiling of Southern Living Showcase mud room/Photo: The Decorologist.

Have a space in your own home to accent with this calming hue?

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I also love the beadboard and batten treatment in this hall too.

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Rainwashed on ceiling of Southern Living Showcase  hallway. Photo: The Decorologist.
Paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Rainwashed on ceiling of Southern Living Showcase hallway/photo: The Decorologist.

BENJAMIN MOORE Paper White 1590

When you’re going for the palest, sophisticated light blues…steer yourself to the grey section and a color like Paper White.

BENJAMIN MOORE Paper White Grey paint color.
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Paper White

In that same spirit, here’s a gorgeous blue I’ve been dying to try somewhere.

Farrow & Ball Borrowed Light

Isn’t it sophisticated and timeless when you’re after an elegant blue?

Borrowed Light paint color (Farrow & Ball) in a pretty bedroom with tufted wing headboard - Melissa Richman @embeerich. #borrowedlight #bluepaintcolors
Borrowed Light (Farrow & Ball) – design: Melissa Richman

Farrow & Ball calls it pale and illuminating!

This is the description of Borrowed Light:

“Evoking the colour of summer skies, Borrowed Light is a wonderfully pale blue named after the delicate light that cascades through small windows and fanlights. It works as well in a room deprived of light as it does in an airy sunroom. This soft and classic tone is perfectly suited to children’s bedrooms, especially when contrasted with Stiffkey Blue on furniture or woodwork.”

Borrowed Light paint color (Farrow & Ball) in a charming bedroom with skylight and twin beds. #borrowedlight #lightblue #paintcolors
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F&B Borrowed Light would be stunning with this Schumacher wallpaper called Hydrangea Drape.

My friend Kathy just used it in a beautiful bath:

Schumacher Hydrangea Drape (Delft) wallpaper in a bath by Kathy Sue (GoodlifeofDesign). #schumacherwallpaper #hydrangeadrape #blueehydrangeawallpaper #bluebath
Schumacher’s Hydrangea Drape (Delft) wallpaper in a stunning guest bath by Kathy Perdue (GoodlifeofDesign)

Here are a few other wallpaper favorites of mine:

The first blue paint color we explored (BM Smoke) may be my favorite of the bunch, and it would be amazing with #1 and #3 above.

Benjamin Moore Smoke 2122 paint color on a bathroom vanity - Jennifer Beaudry Design. #benjaminmooresmoke #bluepaintcolors
White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved 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
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & 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
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston 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
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
Progress encouragement quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #encouragement #progressquotes

Lovely Light Blue Furniture & Decor

Dreamy Aqua Blue-Green

Ziemer Wooden Garden Bench
Light Blue Garden Bench…hello lovely indeed (try BM Boothbay Gray for a similar blue-grey look!)
Tivoli 3" x 12" Ceramic Field Tile in Light Blue
3 x 12 Ceramic Field Tile…hello lovely indeed.
Gratitude quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #gratitudequotes #thanksgiving #gratefulquotes
Adelina blue painted Adirondack style wood Garden Bench
Wood Garden Bench…Blissful Light Blue Paint Colors as well inspiration photos and timeless ideas for decor and furniture resources.
Maiolica Chantilly 9" x 5.75" Ceramic Subway Tile
Struggle and failure quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #failurequotes #strugglequotes
Traditional Distressed Accent Mirror
Distressed Blue Accent Mirror…hello lovely indeed.
Chatelaine Hand-Tufted Light Blue Area Rug
Light Blue Area Rug…hello lovely indeed.
Quote about freedom in the wild of things by MHN on Hello Lovely. #freedomquote #livefree #wildquotes #quotes

Charming Chambray & Denim Blue

Coastal blue house exterior with wraparound bracketed trellis - architecture by Geoff Chick. #coastalhomes #beachhouses #lakehouses
See more coastal homes in this story (Try BM Water’s Edge for a paint color similar to this exterior!)
Cleo Wade inspirational quote about personal growth and self-care. #selfkindness #wisequotes
Slide View: 1: Woven Nayland Throw Blanket
Blue Striped Throw Blanket…hello pom pom lovely.
Brene Brown inspirational quote about courage, belonging, vulnerability, and integrity. #brenebrown #inspirationalquotes #vulnerability #selfkindness #spiritualtransformation #quotes #vulnerabilityquotes #couragequotes #selfkindness #selfcare

Cheerful & Bolder Blue Accents

Becca Stevens quote about seeing small things as critical for change - Hello Lovely Studio. #spiritualityquotes #faithquotes #contemplativequotes

How’s that for an epic collection of pretty blues!?!

Let me know if you found anything helpful from these ideas and the inspiration!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved 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
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & 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
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston 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
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved 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
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & 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
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston 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
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing