Best Blue-Green Paint Color for Kitchen

jstellaJanuary 19, 2011

Does anyone have any recommendations for a sedate, but somewhat saturated blue-green paint? I am looking for a color for my kitchen. I put up BM Antiguan Sky which I really liked when I painted a swatch but on a whole wall it looks like a color for a kid's room.

My floors are dark walnut stained white oak. My cabinets are BM Mascarpone and I will have honed carrara marble countertops with white subway backsplash.

I just would like a happy blue-green that reads adult not kid.


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Farrow and Ball blue-greens are spectacular. I think that range is their forte. A designer in HB recommended Teresa's Green for kitchens--I believe in the most recent mag. I think Green Blue would be lovely. Sorry, I'm not familiar with your Ben Moore color.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 9:23AM
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Check out the Glidden Professional (aka ICI?) paints. They had some gorgeous blue-greens when I was there today. Your kitchen sounds pretty!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 1:18AM
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How about Austere Gray from Sherwin Williams. I know you probably prefer BM but you could always get it mixed at BM.

Basically, it's best to choose a blue-green with gray in it to guarantee it will look "adult."

I'll link to Austere Gray in our kitchen so you can decide if you like grayed-down blue-geens...

Here is a link that might be useful: SW Austere Gray

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 8:35PM
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Lori A. Sawaya

Farow & Ball, ICI (now AkzoNobel) and Pratt & Lambert are very strong in the blue-green, green-blue color categories. Or could just say bleens and grues. :~D

Nickle 25-25 from Pratt & Lambert is one of my favorites.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 9:14PM
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SW interesting aqua is pretty toned down. If you google image search you can see what it looks like.

I just bought BM thunderbird for my bath, but had them add more black and phthalo blue to get what I wanted. I was too far from the SW store to get there in this mega storm so I had to make do with a BM color.

I also like Pratt and Lambert boucle--very elegant. has a page for top-selling blue-green paints, with on screen swatches. I always like to see what's selling well there when I'm considering colors. I think Palladian Blue was one of them that looked good to me.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 12:45PM
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I just posted a question on your blog about the paper lanterns. (Like the paint color, too.)

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 10:18PM
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