Need the perfect blue/gray color!

jcohen721January 14, 2011

Hi Everyone,

I just painted my bathroom the perfect blue gray color, or so I thought. I did everything I could to be sure it was what I wanted. I painted a sample on the wall and everything. I ended up going with Santorini Blue and it turned out to be much to bright of a blue in my bathroom.

What I really want is the perfect balance of blue/gray, with maybe a little more emphasis on the gray. My bathroom is very small, and it's the only full bath in our house, so I don't want people to have to squint when they come into the bathroom because of it's brightness.

I was reading some other posts on here about BM Nantucket Fog. Has anyone used this in their bathroom? Do you have other suggestions for the perfect blue/gray color. I see it on HGTV all the time and no one ever tells what the color is. I prefer to use a paint I get get locally at BM or Lowes.


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Nantucket fog will read a little more green grey than I think you want. I have been very happy with beach glass by BM.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2011 at 10:24PM
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BM Aura/Affinity paint--Constellation is bluer than grey but not an in-your-face blue. We used it in our MB and plan to use it at full or 50% strength in our Master Bedroom as well.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 10:19PM
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Take a look at Sherwin Williams Underseas SW6214.

February's issue of Better Homes and Gardens has it pictured on page 48. It looks pretty, but I don't know how it compares to Santorini. Sherwin Williams will mix samples for $4.99 for almost a quart of paint.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 9:16PM
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BM Solitude is a pretty bluish gray.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 11:22AM
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try BM november skies 2128-50. Its exactly a bluish grey.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 9:33PM
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Gray wisp by bm.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 8:47PM
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Pale Silver by Restoration Hardware is nice.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 12:17PM
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